Per Adam Schefter, Seahawks hire passing game coach Shane Waldron as new Offensive Coordinator. What do you guys think? My first thought was, makes sense to hire the passing game coordinator when you want to run the ball more. https://www.thescore.com/nfl/news/2100621
Shane Waldron has coached every single position on offense other than running back. Offensive line, tight ends, quarterback, receivers. His experience as an OL coach likely makes him a fine candidate not only for a more efficient running game, but a tremendously varied pass scheme. Don't forget, this guy coached under McVay in Washington AND LA, and they pounded Gurley HARD.
No reason to think he'll be a liability in the architecture of a better running AND passing attack.
I'm expecting them to carry over about 70% of Schottenheimer's scheme, which included really effective deep routes and zone beaters. Where I'm expecting a new spin on things is adding a lot of lateral movement in the rushing game as well as a lot more sweep action in the passing game. The fundamentals of what Waldron would run if similar to McVay is already there, but the changes figure to space out boxes for easier rushes, open guys short, and take tons of pressure off of the offensive line.