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Seattle Seahawks hire new offensive coordinator

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The Arizona Cardinals will know a little bit about the new offensive coordinator in Seattle.

Adam Schefter is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks will be hiring Los Angeles Rams passing game coordinator Shane Waldron as their new offensive coordinator.

Waldron has a long history with Sean McVay as Field Gulls let us know:

Waldron has been with Sean McVay since their days in Washington back in 2016. When McVay was hired by the Rams, Waldron was initially Los Angeles’ tight ends coach before assuming the role of the passing game coordinator in 2018. He also had the title of quarterbacks coach in 2019 before focusing just on the passing game again in 2020.

That likely means that Waldron will initially be similar to McVay in his play calling, which we know the Arizona Cardinals have always struggled with.

Field Gulls breaks it down a bit:

We know that while the Los Angeles Rams have been a pass-heavy team on early downs in neutral game script situations under Sean McVay, they are big on play-action and they have led the league in play-action attempts over the past two seasons. Rather curiously, the Seahawks only had 9 more play-action passes in 2020 than in 2019 despite increasing Russell Wilson’s pass attempts by 42.

Let’s hope Waldron is not as effective as McVay against the Cardinals.