SoulfishHawk wrote:Absolutely. Bill B. is maybe the best in game adjustment coach we have ever seen. Let alone his incredible ability to be prepared in the big games and/or taking away the opponents strengths. Just look at the Super Bowl over the Rams. They held that explosive offense to 3 damn points. Prepared, over and over again in the playoffs. Not to blast Pete, but it feels like Russ has had to save him countless amount of times. Whereas, Bill and Tom together got it done. I can't stand the Pats, but it's reality.
The thing is, there is a stat for that. Twenty-one fourth quarter comebacks of the ninety-three wins since they have been together. Twenty-two percent is a bit high, but there are people acting like it happens all the time. The most troubling thing is people are so quick to write off the Waldron hire that should have the fan base excited. The main reason it doesn't is this "Wilson camp" crap that may very well have been reporters chasing clicks after the Seahawks are listening to offers and Wilson's agent released the "Wilson is willing to play for these teams" reports, which were real and verifiable.
Waldron's hire is a significant sign that things are about to change offensively. There are people in the fanbase who gasped in horror when Carroll said he wants to run more. The question is why? We were bottom half of the league in rushing attempts last season. Removing the eighty-three times Wilson actually ran lowers us almost to the very bottom of rushing attempts. We were a passing team last season and it cost us horribly in the end.
As far as adjustments go, Waldron comes from a coaching tree that is all about variations. They will run six or seven different plays out of the same formation. This has been missing here for years. The Waldron hire has Carroll admitting that he needs to adapt written all over it. I am cautiously optimistic that there are strong parallels to the Martz hire when he finally got his chance and the greatest show on turf came about.