One of the things to note about the Seattle Seahawks and “the Shane Waldron offense” is that we have absolutely no idea what the Waldron offense will look like. Just because Seattle’s new offensive coordinator was on Sean McVay’s coaching staff doesn’t mean we’re going to see the Los Angeles Rams offense copied over.
From now until even through preseason we’re still pretty much at a guess as to Seattle’s new offensive scheme, but DK Metcalf did provide a glimpse of what’s to come in a media session at this week’s OTAs.
“I mean it’s very intricate,” Metcalf said of Waldron’s offense (via NBC Sports Northwest’s Joe Fann). “He’s a hungry coach, and that’s what I like about him. He’s always trying to learn something new, not only about the players but about the game of football and about offense and always coming up with new ways to just try to you know get his playmakers the ball.
“It’s a lot of different kinds of routes that people haven’t seen from either team that he’s coached, so I’m just excited to get to work with him and get to hone in on those other skills.”
Sounds exciting! Mysterious! New! Fresh! This is a huge year for the Seahawks as a whole, but the offense’s late-season sputtering in three of the last four seasons has surely grown tiresome and the hope is that Waldron can provide the goods both schematically and strategically to strip away the predictability and maintain the effectiveness we largely saw under Brian Schottenheimer.
I’m sure Seahawks fans are also excited to see Metcalf used a bit differently as he’s hinted at, as Seattle boasts one of the top duos in the league between him and Tyler Lockett. Add in rookie D’Wayne Eskridge and the fact that Russell Wilson is indeed still Seattle’s quarterback and many will be eager to see how this unfolds.