Seahawks hiring Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator

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The Seahawks didn’t waste much time replacing offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Seahawks are expected to hire Brian Schottenheimer as their next play-caller.

Schottenheimer spent the last two years as quarterbacks coach in Indianapolis, but has worked as a coordinator for the Rams and Jets previously (along with the University of Georgia).

He has also worked as a quarterbacks coach in San Diego (with Drew Brees) and Washington, and will be tasked with building an offense around Russell Wilson.

34 responses to “Seahawks hiring Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator

  1. Much like players who often thrive/disappoint in one system/team over another, I’m hoping this develops into a very positive move.

  2. Oh and by the way, here are the team rankings in total offense with Schotty at OC:

    2006: 25th
    2007: 26th
    2008: 16th
    2009: 20th
    2010: 11th
    2011: 25th (fired from NYJ)
    2012: (Rams) 23rd
    2013: 30th
    2014: 28th (fired from Rams)

    If that Seahawks “run” wasn’t done at the 1, it damn sure is now!

  3. Doesn’t sound (based on his previous stops) like my Hawks have hit it outta the park on this one. Granted, those previous teams weren’t well managed for most of the recent past.

  4. Doesn’t matter, with Goroppolo and Goff in the division coupled with the Seahawks lack of money, their run is over. Rams and Niners are young and will continue to improve and the Seahawks are getting old.

  5. That leaves current Eagles QB coach John Filippo still available. Hop in your car after the Falcons game and head north to Buffalo, John!! New QB next year. We’re a playoff team again….C’mon buddy…come join the fun!!

  6. At this point…..I’d like to see them now trade Wilson to the Browns for Picks #1 and #4 in the first rd, sign Cousins, move the #1 pick for 5-6 picks and just reboot all together.

  7. Very strange hire. Pete Carroll is usually a really forward-thinking coach, yet this is such a ho-hum choice. Sounds like Russell Wilson wanted someone he could psuh around.

  8. “Oh and by the way, here are the team rankings in total offense with Schotty at OC:

    2006: 25th
    2007: 26th
    2008: 16th
    2009: 20th
    2010: 11th
    2011: 25th (fired from NYJ)
    2012: (Rams) 23rd
    2013: 30th
    2014: 28th (fired from Rams)”

    Fair point, though none of those teams were talent-rich offenses. A quick check shows that the Jets led the NFL in rushing in 2009, and were 4th in rushing in 2010. That’s probably what got him this gig.

    I get it, it was the lack of a run game that made our pass game so difficult this year. Hawks/Wilson have always been best when the run set up the pass. The guy’s only 44, I don’t think he gets retread status yet. We’ll see.

  9. Settle down, people! I distinctly remember all of the “experts” saying Pete Caroll couldn’t coach in the pros. I also remember them saying Russell Wilson was a “wasted” draft pick since he was too short to play in the pros, that Kam Chancellor was too big to be an adequate safety, blah, blah, blah. In Pete I trust.

  10. Remember waking up Christmas morning to find socks. Yeah, that’s how inspiring this hire was. His *iki page already lists his as Seattle OC. Just great…

  11. Well everyone is going to say its a bad hire but there is no way to know this before they ever play a game. Just cause it doesn’t work out with the Jets and Rams doesn’t mean he’ll be terrible in Seattle. Last I checked Jets/Rams remained terrible teams even after Schott left so they clearly had more issues than just a bad OC. And neither of them had the talent that Seattle does.

  12. Not sure this is a good move unless he has changed his offensive philosophy. But then again, who knows.

  13. Skawh

    You do remember how many times the Seahawks have made the playoffs and the 2 Super Bowl appearances with Bev?

    I appreciate that John/Pete are trying to shake things up and hopefully it works. However, I fully appreciate everyone, players and staff, who have been a part of the last seven years of successful football.

  14. beedubyatoo says:
    And he’s gonna be better than Bevell, how?
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    By not telling Pete Tarvaris Jackson is an actual NFL QB?

  15. Bush league hire if you ask me. Why not interview other potential OC’s? It’s not like there was a rush to hire this retread coach now before someone else grabbed him up. The Hawk’s mgmt waited 48 hours after firing Bevell and interviewed no one. What a joke!

  16. Give the guy a chance. He’s never had a qb like Wilson to work with. He took offenses with Chad Pennington and Mark Sanchez to the playoffs, just imagine what he can do with a real quarterback.

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