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Gibbs retires suddenly week before Seahawks opener

Didn't see this posted. A where are they now post.


CBSSports.com wire reports

Sep. 4, 2010

SEATTLE -- A week before their season begins, the Seattle Seahawks are looking for a new offensive line coach after the sudden retirement of Alex Gibbs.

The veteran coach known for his success with zone blocking schemes stepped down on Saturday, just eight days before the Seahawks' season opener against San Francisco.

A team spokesman says the 69-year-old Gibbs was "worn out."

Gibbs was considered one of coach Pete Carroll's key hires as he assembled his staff in the offseason. Gibbs was hired away from Houston, where he was an assistant coach with the Texans for two seasons. Gibbs won two Super Bowl rings as an assistant in Denver in the late 1990s. Gibbs spent 13 total seasons in Denver.

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I'm not sure why this surprises anyone. If you all will recall, he would only "coach" our o-line during the preseason and help determine which players we'd keep. Then, once the regular season started, he'd stay at home while another line coach did the actual "in season" coaching.

Heck, he even did this with Denver his last few years there.

I'd be really shocked if those in the Seahawks organization didn't already expect this (especially with Ruskell having worked with Gibbs for so long).

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