The Seahawks have their own new offensive coordinator. Aries, passing game coordinator Shane Waldron, has been hired by Seattle to replace Brian Schottenheimer, according to ESPN’s Adam Shefter.
Waldron has been with the Rams since 2017 and has previously served as a narrow-minded coach and quarterback coach. He came with Sean McVeigh of Washington in 201
Waldron is thought to have brought with him some of McVeigh’s philosophies and work. McVeigh is relying on a strong game, so it makes sense for Waldron to tick the required fields for Pete Carroll. The goal is likely to be for Waldron to make various changes to Seattle’s current game in addition to a successful short and intermediate passing game. Much of Sean McVeigh’s crime involves horizontal movement, dressing up shop windows and opening players in space.
These are all traits that would be welcome in Seattle. The big question (and one we won’t know the answer to until next September) is how Carol’s ideologies will relate to Waldron’s ideas and how much freedom Waldron will have to carry out his own scheme.
It must also be assumed that Russell Wilson met with Waldron and gave his seal of approval for the lease before Seattle finalized the addition.
We hope to hear from Waldron in the near future, but now we know that the search is over and the Seahawks have their new OC.