If there was a shocker in today's transactions, it was the departure of Seattle offensive line coach Alex Gibbs. I never saw it coming, and I'm sure the Seahawks didn't either.
But people there tell me Gibbs did. In fact, they say he was worn out and couldn't envision making it through this season. So, rather than pulling the plug later, he pulled it now -- allowing assistant offensive line coach Art Valero to take over.
Losing Gibbs is a blow to the Seahawks and Pete Carroll's plan to run the football. The Seahawks have the same two backs who comprised the league's 26th-best rushing game a year ago, but with Gibbs on board there was hope that the offensive line would be better -- and I mean much better -- than it was last season.
And maybe it is. But it gets there without one of the best assistant coaches in the business. The hill just got a little steeper for Seattle.
Fatigue behind Gibbs' resignation
Posted on: September 4, 2010 8:26 pm