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Report: Doug Pederson has spoken to Seahawks about open OC role

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The Seattle Seahawks fired offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer on Tuesday, and since then many fans have been clamoring for the team to hire Doug Pederson, who was fired as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday. While reports had Pederson moving on due to disagreements over control, which would not seem to make him a less than ideal fit as offensive coordinator for a Pete Carroll team, reports are that he has at least spoken with the Hawks at this point.

Whether or not Pederson winds up taking the position as offensive coordinator for the Hawks, what is of note is that both candidates that have been linked to the team in Pederson and former Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn are proponents of the West Coast Offense. Lynn played for the Denver Broncos in the 1990s under Mike Shanahan in Shanahan’s wide zone, play action heavy west coast passing offense, while Pederson played in Mike Holmgren’s West Coast offense and comes out of the Andy Reid coaching tree.

In any case, it will be interesting to see the direction the team chooses to take when it comes to making a final decision. However, at least to this point the candidates linked to the job have been proponents of the West Coast offense, the system the Hawks used under Darrell Bevell, as opposed to the Air Coryell system in which they have operated the past three seasons.