Report: Seahawks are expected to interview Kirby Wilson for offensive coordinator

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Pete Carroll said he wants Seattle to run the ball better in 2021. Now the Seahawks are taking a look at a longtime running backs coach to potentially become their offensive coordinator.

Raiders running backs coach Kirby Wilson is expected to interview for Seattle’s vacancy at OC, according to NFL media’s Ian Rapoport.

Wilson, 59, has been with the Raiders since 2019. He’s worked in the league dating back to 1997, when he was the Patriots running backs coach. Wilson has since been with Washington, Tampa Bay, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, and Cleveland.

According to Rapoport, Wilson last interviewed for an offensive coordinator job in 2014.

The Seahawks are also reportedly looking at Anthony Lynn and Doug Pederson for their vacant offensive coordinator position — though Pederson said he’s leaning toward taking the year off from coaching. Seattle fired Brian Schottenheimer on Jan. 12.

9 responses to “Report: Seahawks are expected to interview Kirby Wilson for offensive coordinator

  1. So, if I have this right..

    Pete wants a running game. The best running scheme in the League is in his backyard, he has to gameplan against it 4 times per year (Rams, 9ers)… but he’s going to look elsewhere??

    .. oh, and said scheme also plays to his QBs strengths perfectly as well.

    Good success to you, Pete!

  2. Really hoping for not only a better running game, but an innovative play action game plan/strategy, an improved initial game plan that works as well as a coordinator that makes in game adjustments.

  3. Just another one and done playoff game season coming.

    At least you make the playoffs though right? So that’s good enough.

  4. CHawk12thMan says:
    Really hoping for not only a better running game, but an innovative play action game plan/strategy, an improved initial game plan that works as well as a coordinator that makes in game adjustments.

    I can’t disagree with your premise.
    However, you can talk schemes and coaches and game plans until you’re blue and green in the face. It won’t matter until the Seahawks admit to themselves their arrogant and mistaken belief they can throw mostly bargain-basement linemen on the field and win has been a colossal failure.
    Aside from trading for Duane Brown the Seahawks have committed scant resources to the offensive line over the past six or seven years. The few high picks they did use on the position have produced mixed results at best.
    Every year the line starts slow, seems to show improvement as the seasons progresses, only to fall apart again down the stretch and in the playoffs.
    Who knows how good Russell Wilson might look if he wasn’t running for his life on nearly every snap against even middling defenses? How much more effective would an increased passing threat make the running game, and how much easier might it then be for an offensive coordinator to scheme a more diverse and creative game-plan?
    It all starts up front.

  5. I don’t care who the new OC is, as long as…

    1) He calls plays without a blindfold on.
    2) Can make in game adjustments instead of sticking to a failing game plan.
    3) Develops a new play book that wasn’t designed by a high school coach

  6. dregonspengler says:
    January 21, 2021 at 10:25 am

    Can I give this 10k thumbs up?

    It’s so frustrating to see the same plays that don’t work called over and over. I’m so tired of the empty backfield, straight drop back plays behind a line that can’t block. Do they not see that that formation does not work when the d-line can just bull rush and not worry about a handoff? With Wilson’s read option ability and his ability to throw on the run….3rd and short offers them many many options…but it’s always a non-disguised pass play that too often than not results in a sack or Wilson running for his life and the play failing.

  7. considering the raiders had a sub 500 season, a lot of their coaches seem to be getting looks and opportunities.
    .
    i would never hire Lynn. he said “theres a reason Herbert is a backup” in week 2 and proceded to kind of dis his skills… the real reason wss because lynn can’t evaluate talent…

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