49ers expected to interview Seahawks’ Dan Quinn
Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn reportedly also being interviewed in Seattle by the New York Jets, who also might talk to offensive-line coach Tom Cable.
Seattle Times staff reporter
RENTON — Add another team to the list of those known to want Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to interview as head coach.
And add Seattle offensive-line coach Tom Cable to the list of Seattle assistants who will interview for a head-coaching job.
FoxSports.com reported Tuesday that the 49ers were expected to interview Quinn as they seek a replacement for the departed Jim Harbaugh, possibly doing so Tuesday night.
The Jets are expected to be in Seattle this weekend to interview Quinn as a possible replacement for Rex Ryan.
It was also reported Tuesday that while the Jets are in town, they might also speak with Cable, who also holds the title of assistant head coach with the Seahawks and was the head coach of the Raiders from early 2008 through the 2010 season.
Various reports said the Jets would also interview Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak and Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich along with Quinn and Cable.
Since the Seahawks are in the playoffs but have a bye this weekend, NFL rules call for any interviews with assistants to be conducted by the end of this weekend. If hired as head coaches elsewhere, assistants would be expected to continue with the Seahawks through the end of the playoffs.
Quinn was expected to be a hot name this year heading up a Seattle defense that in his two years as coordinator has led the NFL in fewest points and yards allowed.
Quinn also has some history with the 49ers. He got his NFL start with the team from 2001 to 2004. He was hired by Jim Mora, the former San Francisco defensive coordinator who went on to become head coach of the Seahawks and is the current UCLA coach.
Quinn was a defensive quality-control coach there in 2001-02 and then worked as defensive-line coach in 2003-04 under Dennis Erickson.
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