Seahawks assistants draw interest

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, speaking Wednesday on Sirius Radio, said three of his assistant coaches -- assistant head coach and offensive line coach Tom Cable, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn -- are interviewing for NFL head coaching jobs.

Carroll said Cable has interviewed with the New York Jets and Bevell interviewed with the Oakland Raiders. Carroll said Quinn is interviewing with three teams, but did not list those teams. However, it has been widely reported that Quinn has interest from the Jets, the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons.

"Danny is up for three different jobs," Carroll said on Sirius. "He's really hot right now. It's always been part of our approach that we want to help our guys achieve what they want to.

"Darrell interviewed the other night with the Raiders, so there's a lot going on here in that regard. But it's a good time to do it and we'll help our guys as much as possible."

The Seahawks have home-field advantage for the playoffs and are off this weekend, so teams are free to talk to their assistant coaches this week.

Cable is the only one of the three with previous head-coaching experience in the NFL. He was the head coach at Oakland from 2008-10 before joining the Seahawks in 2011.

"Tom is a great candidate,'' Carroll said. "I think people would love him. He's tough and strong and has a great way about him.

"He did a nice job at the Raiders under the most duress you could ever be under with that program at the time. He went 8-8 [in 2010] there when they hadn't won in a while. We get him here and (he's) been nothing but a great accent to what we're doing. He's been carrying the message and philosophy to our team."