The Russell Wilson trade talk is still very much a matter of conjecture, as the Seahawks haven’t confirmed anything. We’ve also seen two separate lists of trade targets. That tells me to take all the trade talk with a full shaker of salt. Still, we can’t ignore it, now can we? Maybe Russell Wilson should too, and sit down with Shane Waldron.
What I’d like to know is this: if the trade talk is true, did Wilson not hear that he has a new offensive coordinator? Shane Waldron came over from the Rams, as all good 12s know. If we all know that, how did DangeRuss miss the news? You remember the Rams – the team whose offense put 30 points on the Hawks and rudely escorted us out of the playoffs. And that was despite playing a quarterback who was basically playing with one arm.
If Russell Wilson really started talking about a trade, maybe he should have met with his new OC Shane Waldron first. Please talk, gentlemen.
Make no mistake, Jared Goff wasn’t exactly a world-beater when he was healthy, either. He had decent stats, maybe even good stats. But Russell Wilson has easily had the better stat line in four of Goff’s five years in the league – and even that year is arguable. If Goff is so good, why would Los Angeles jump at the chance to get a signal-caller who’s six years older? Matthew Stafford’s career passer rating is slightly lower than Goff’s, after all. And six years in QB time is practically a century.
Clearly, the Rams gave up on Goff. It should be equally clear that Los Angeles gave much of the credit for his success to Shane Waldron, their passing game coordinator. Listen, I don’t blame you if you won’t take my word for it. I barely know which end of the football is the pointy one. Oh yeah, it’s both ends. But you can take the word of Samuel Gold, an excellent writer and film analyst for The Athletic. Speaking of film, take a look at Mr. Gold’s breakdown of Waldron’s scheme on his Youtube channel Sam’s Film Room, and how Russell Wilson can really shine in it:
Waldron’s schemes create easier and faster reads. That should be a huge plus for Number 3. For just one example, how often did the Rams feast on that glance route to the Hawks’ detriment? It should be obvious to Wilson that Waldron was the true architect of the Rams aerial success, not Goff. I mean, it was obvious to the Rams, after all.
With Waldron’s offense installed, the Seahawks offensive line woes should be mitigated considerably. As Gold says, Russell Wilson can make all of these throws. Does anyone doubt that Wilson can execute better than Goff? C’mon, DangeRuss, give your new OC a call. Shane Waldron has a brand-new set of shiny toys for Mr. Unlimited.