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Report: Seahawks in contact with Rams’ Shane Waldron for offensive coordinator job

Does Pete Carroll want to steal directly from Sean McVay’s playbook?

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Shane Waldron (to the left of OC Kevin O’Connell and Jared Goff) has been working with Sean McVay since being hired as an offensive quality control coach with Washington in 2016, but he has been “passed over” for the offensive coordinator position several times since following McVay to the LA Rams in 2017. Would Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll be willing to give him that promotion in Seattle?

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday morning that Carroll has “been speaking” to Waldron about the open offensive coordinator position with the Seahawks, though Waldron is one of many names that have been connected to that job so far.

Waldron began his career as an intern with the New England Patriots in 2002, then returned to Bill Belichick’s team in 2008 after a three-year stint at Notre Dame. Waldron then spent six years at the college level before being hired as offensive quality control coach in Washington in 2016. McVay made Waldron his tight ends coach in 2017, but he has spent the last three seasons as the passing game coordinator. He also served as quarterbacks coach in 2019, but that did little to slow down Jared Goff’s descent from “franchise QB” to the job essentially being an open competition this offseason.

The Seahawks fired offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer after three seasons and they’ve spoken to everyone from fired coaches Adam Gase, Anthony Lynn, and Doug Pederson, to Waldron and Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi. Schefter reported that they also want to speak to Bills quarterback coach/former NFL quarterback Ken Dorsey.