The Seahawks set a franchise record by scoring 459 points during the 2020 regular season in an unexpected glitch, that offense will have a new coordinator in 2021.
Referring to “philosophical differences”, coach Pete Carroll announced his surprising decision to part with Brian Schottenheimer. On Tuesday afternoon, and now he is searching for a fifth offensive coordinator since coming to Seattle in 2010.
Here’s a look at some of the candidates who might be on Carroll’s radar:
Shane Steichen, Offensive Coordinator, Chargers
Steichen, 35, spent the last year and a half as the Chargers’ call-to-play after taking over the mid-2019 season of Ken Whisenhunt, NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo reported that Steichen is being considered by the Seahawks. Chargers rookie QB Justin Herbert, the Offensive Rookie of the Year winner.
Pep Hamilton, coach of Chargers QB
Like Steichen, Hamilton, 46, has worked closely with Herbert this season and is best known for working with Andrew Luc at Stanford then. Has been the offensive line coordinator with the Indianapolis Colts from 2013-15.
Dave Canales, Games Coordinator, via the Seahawks
Canales, 39, has been an official at the Seahawks throughout Carroll’s tenure in Seattle, trying to climb the ranks in a variety of roles.He has been a QB coach for two seasons (2018-19) and just finished his first season as a coordinator. The passing game, Canales reportedly interviewed Vanderbilt for this week’s vacant OC event.
John Morton, Raiders Assistant
If Carroll really wants to run it – and run back – he could look for one of his former assistants, Morton, 51, was Carol’s final offensive coordinator at USC in 2008. – 2009, following his success with Steve Sarkisian when Sark retired as coach of Washington University, Morton to the Jets’ OC in 2017 and spent the past two seasons as senior offensive assistant to the Raiders.
Tony Elliott, Offensive coordinator for Clemson.
Elliott, 41, is expected to be considered for the Seahawks job, former ESPN reporter Josina Anderson reported Wednesday. Elliott joined Clemson in 2011 as a reserve coach, was promoted to offensive line coordinator and caller in December 2015 and just finished his first season as the sole OC there.
Doug Pederson, former Eagles coach
Pederson, a Ferndale native, grew up with a loyal fan of the Seahawks and would benefit from a career reset back home.Pederson was sacked as the Eagles’ coach this week, just three years from winning the championship. The Super Bowl he thinks there will be a market for other head coach jobs – he’s linked to the Falcon’s debut – and it’s fair to wonder if Carroll really needs a well-intentioned coordinator. not
Anthony Lynn, former Chargers coach
If Carroll was looking for someone with a passion for running, Lynn would be a favorite. Lynn, a long-back coach before head coach, was sacked after posting a 33-31 regular season record in four seasons with the Chargers, including a 7-9 record this season.
Pat O’Hara, Coach of Titans QB
O’Hara, 52, has spent the past three seasons in Tennessee working on a successful first offensive for defensive-minded coaches, O’Hara played QB at USC (before Carroll’s time) and had Rich experience as a player and coach in the Arena Football League.