Sports"I am here, to bring a championship back to Seattle and the 12s" Mike Macdonald to coach Seahawks

"I am here, to bring a championship back to Seattle and the 12s" Mike Macdonald to coach Seahawks

Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Mike MacDonald talks with the media after practice at Under Armour Performance Center. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Mike MacDonald talks with the media after practice at Under Armour Performance Center. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)
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9:34 AM EST, February 1, 2024

The Seattle Seahawks just signed the ninth coach in the team's history. Mike Macdonald, their new head coach, couldn't hide his optimism as he arrived at the place.

Who is he?

MacDonald comes from the Baltimore Ravens, where he served as a defensive coordinator, creating one of the best NFL defensive lines seen last season. The 36-year-old just became the youngest head coach in the league but does seem to stress about it. His goals are clear: win a championship and, what's even more important, build a legacy and a team for years.

Not light boots to step into

He is replacing the 14-season manager of Seahawk, Pete Caroll. As general manager John Schneider outlined, Macdonald's mission is to propel the franchise forward while preserving the positive team culture established by previous great head coaches. Schneider emphasized the importance of maintaining the Seahawks' foundational values, credited with attracting talent to the team.

Macdonald's leadership and defensive strategy have been praised by colleagues and players alike, indicating a high level of respect and anticipation for his impact as a head coach. His approach to coaching, marked by innovation, meticulous planning, and genuine care for players and staff, has set high expectations for his tenure with the Seahawks.

Are you excited to see what he can bring to Seattle play?

Source: Seattle Seahawks

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