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Seahawks Fire Ken Norton Jr., Andre Curtis



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The Seattle Seahawks are shaking things up following a disappointing season which saw them post a 7-10 record, marking their most losses in a single season since the 2009 season, and miss the playoffs.

According to ESPN’s Brady Henderson, the Seahawks have fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and defensive passing game coordinator Andre Curtis, after the Seahawks finished fifth worst in the league in yards allowed (379.1 per game) and tied for 11th best in points allowed (21.53) this past season.

“Defensively, we didn’t start fast enough in this season again,” Carroll said following the season finale, during an appearance on 710 ESPN Seattle. “That’s two times in a row we didn’t start fast enough, and we found ourselves and put up some good numbers that indicate how you’re playing. Just all of that just didn’t happen soon enough.”

Norton, 55, has been a long-time assistant under Carroll, serving as the team’s defensive coordinator over the past four seasons.

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