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It’s another week of Seahawks Reacts survey questions! The confidence poll is probably in the toilet, but we keep going with that recurring question.
Instead of predicting the score for the Seattle Seahawks and Dallas Cowboys, which might be a waste of time at this point, I’m going bigger picture with the future of this team.
The first question is short-term about offensive coordinator Shane Waldron. One year, you get an article about possibly being a head coach, the following year you’ve got questions about your job security. Seattle has been absolutely awful on 3rd down in two of his three seasons as OC, and this year has been easily the worst of his three seasons with the team. They’re below average in points scored, points per drive, red zone points per trip, and a whole lot of other statistics. Is it all Waldron’s fault? Of course not. Is he possibly the fall guy when the Seahawks have had an unsatisfactory offense now in two of this three seasons? Yes. Will he be the 2024 Seahawks offensive coordinator? That’s where you come in for the vote. This is a question of “will he or won’t he?” and not whether he should get canned, so keep that in mind before you press any buttons.
The second question is all about Pete Carroll. Only a very ill-informed person could think he’s anything but the greatest head coach the Seahawks have ever had. He started his tenure with one of the most iconic playoff upsets the NFL has ever seen, won the franchise’s first Super Bowl three seasons later, and came within a yard of possibly getting another Lombardi Trophy. Since then, Seattle has been to zero NFC Championship games, and they have won in the postseason just three times. In all of their post-XLIX playoff eliminations, the offense had a grand total of two possessions with a lead, which is staggering to think about. One of those possessions was Rees Odhiambo tripping Russell Wilson for a safety, in case you were wondering.
In all likelihood, the Seahawks will miss the playoffs. Also in all likelihood, Pete Carroll will be the head coach through at least 2024. The question is whether or not Seattle will ever win another playoff game with Pete, let alone get back to a Super Bowl. If you think the Seahawks will make the playoffs and win at least once, then obviously I know how you’re voting. Otherwise, it’ll be three straight seasons without a playoff win, which hasn’t happened since the long-ass drought from the 1980s until 2005.
We’ll see you with the results on Thursday.