Seahawks OC Shane Waldron’s offense looks a whole lot like Sean McVay’s.
This isn’t exactly news, because this Seahawks offense doesn’t look dissimilar from the offense they fielded in week 1 last year at Indianapolis, but it also confirms the disconnect between Seattle’s proposed offense and what was actually run on the field for the last five years wasn’t necessarily Pete Carroll’s insistence on running the same old stuff like the old curmudgeon he’s often been portrayed as.
Instead, Seattle’s offense looks very much like a combination of old and new, merging the run-centric approach of the old Denver Broncos offenses run by Mike Shanahan with the newer field-stretching passing concepts and pre-snap motion of the modern Sean McVay offense.
The concepts are pretty common around the league, but the motion and simplicity of the offense makes pre-snap diagnosis a breeze for the QB, something Geno has been able to take advantage of in a way that his predecessor never could.
And by investing in big tackles notable for their footwork, the Seahawks have created a running game similarly effective to the one the Rams ran with Todd Gurley in the backfield, as well. It’s also not news that Rashaad Penny is both freakishly huge and lightning-quick, but the new scheme and tackles have allowed Penny to get to the edge much more often, which is where he creates a lot of his magic.