Seahawks On A Coaching Path Yet Followed

Dan DreierContributor IMay 9, 2009

RENTON, WA - MAY 2:  Seneca Wallace #15 of the Seattle Seahawks throws a pass during minicamp at the Seahawks training facility on May 2, 2009 in Renton, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

The end of an era has seen the introduction of a new chapter in the saga of the Seattle Seahawks. Gone are the days of the incomparable and walrus like appearance of head coach Mike Holmgren (since retired after a very successful 10 year run, capped with the '05 Superbowl appearance).

Now, we have the youngish, but well heeled Jim Mora Jr. at the helm of the Northwest's beloved NFL franchise. He's been in the wings for the last couple of years, playing the innocuous role of "corner-backs coach," and all the while planning for the day when he'd be in position to hatch his diabolical plan—the resurrection (think of the mythological Phoenix that rose from its ashes, if you will) of the once mighty Seahawks.

Mora has begun his tour of duty under mild media and public scrutiny after the disappointment of last season. He's already shown some promise and has taken advantage of an excellent draft position by bolstering the already formidable linebacker's corp. Although, the departure of Julian Peterson leaves a little taste of curiosity and raises a suspicious twitch of the eyebrow. Mora has also brought on board the speedster from Cincy, TJ Houshamzadah—a definite upgrade to the receivers on hand.

Barring any injury plagued, all-consuming events, the likes of which can't possibly occur two seasons in a row, this coming year's expectations of success are being held with bated breath and eager anticipation...the fall is where it all begins.