SEATTLE – Russell Wilson does not want the Seattle Seahawks to move from Brian Schottenheimer. As the offensive coordinator
He wanted someone to say the next thing.
Wilson was introduced to coach Pete Carroll and the reporter during a video conference on Thursday.
“I think it̵7;s very important, it’s very important, and it’s obviously part of that process,” said Wilson. [general manager John Schneider] As well, we had a great conversation about the thought process, who we need, leaders … who initiate the things you want. I think that’s very important, obviously at this point in my career because you spend every day with that person … the hours that me and Schotty have spent together, I’m going to miss a guy. That’s because we spend a lot of time Together and work hard
“The next person, whoever it is, is so important that we’re on the same page all the time and always talking and vibrating and really on the same page.”
The Seahawks announced Tuesday that Schottenheimer Away after three seasons, citing philosophical differences, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Carroll and Schottenheimer. They met on Monday evening and the decision to split up was in the best interests of both parties.
“If you ask me if I like it or not,” Wilson said, choosing his words carefully, “It wasn’t my decision to change. [from] Shotie. But I think Coach Carroll made that decision. I believe in his decision. “
The departure of Schottenheimer It comes after the end of a strange season in which the Seahawks scored the most points in franchise history. But the decline was dramatic in the second half of the season. Their fight continued over the weekend over a wildcard loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Wilson led the NFL with 28 touchdowns in the first nine weeks of the season, while Seattle led the league with 34 points per game during that period. But Wilson threw only 12 touchdowns in the last eight weeks of the regular season, while Seattle’s points dropped to 22.6 points per game.
Wilson praised Schottenheimer as a coach, leader and friend, saying he was close to Schottenheimer’s family.
“I think he’s going to be a great coach for the rest of the world, for the other teams here, hopefully,” Wilson said. “I think he’s going to be a head coach. Leader like that Unfortunately for us, I think, in the eyes of the coaches, it is a moment to look at if we can best change us. His career offense in the middle of the first season, he was a big part of that. ‘
If Wilson had a specific name in mind that he hoped the Seahawks would hire, he wouldn’t offer many clues. When asked what he is looking for at the next OC, Wilson discusses his leadership, passion for soccer, teaching skills and the ability to find the strengths of all 11 players.