With the Chicago Bears recently firing pro personnel director Bobby DePaul, speculation has it that former Seahawks president Tim Ruskell could be headed to the Windy City as his replacement, according to this report from Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
The move would be a nice fit for Ruskell, who is good friends with current Chicago general manager Jerry Angelo from their time together in Tampa Bay. Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com reports that according to a source Angelo and Ruskell have been talking daily.
Also, the Seahawks finished a respectable 11th overall in Rick Gosselin’s annual special teams rankings for the Dallas Morning News.
Two areas Seattle needs to improve on is the punt coverage and punt return units. The Seahawks gave up the third-most total return yards on punts in the league in 2009. And Seattle’s average of 7.5 yards per punt return was 19th in the league.