Our coverage today includes a story about the Seahawks' efforts to re-sign their assistant coaches. All but a few have re-signed in recent months. Team president Tim Ruskell said he's confident the remaining guys will be re-signed. Larry Kennan, head of the NFL Coaches Association, said roughly 20 NFL staffs earn more, on average, than the Seahawks' assistants. Ruskell disputed that assessment. Either way, Dwaine Board, Stump Mitchell, Teryl Austin and Bob Casullo entered the final month of the season without deals for 2007. "I know it's been frustrating for some guys," Ruskell said, "but I feel good about it. We're going to get them done." Ruskell said staff continuity is particularly important in Seattle because Mike Holmgren tends to delegate. See also: Dave Boling's column and my audio analysis.