3 Seattle Seahawks who should be embarrassed by Thanksgiving performance vs. 49ers

Seattle fell to 6-5 with a loss to San Francisco in Week 12.

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Geno Smith, Shane Waldron
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Embarrassment No. 2 - Offensive coordinator Shane Waldron

Waldron at times as OC is Seattle has flashed the potential to be somewhat creative, especially with his tight end sets. But other than a handful of games, such as Week 11 when the Seahawks scored a touchdown on their first drive, Seattle's offense struggles early, comes out of halftime, and is slightly better, and then the fourth quarter is anyone's guess. Plus, Waldron's play-calling is baffling at times.

Play-calling is all about preparation, though...most of the time. The call on 4th and 1 with Seattle having the ball on the 41-yard line in 49ers territory for quarterback Geno Smith to give the ball to running back Zach Charbonnet and have Charbonnet attempt to run around the right end to get a first down was obvious and was doomed from the time the call was made. Plus, if the play was going to be run, do it to the left side where Charles Cross is, not to backup right tackle Stone Forsythe's side.

But Waldron has to know how good the 49ers defense is and he should know that entering the game he needs to mix fronts and try to show San Francisco things they have not seen before from Seattle. That did not happen. Instead, the 49ers got to see DK Metcalf go long and Tyler Lockett run short and almost zero use of the tight ends.

What Waldron is doing with the tight ends recently is a total mystery. Against the 49ers, Will Dissly, Colby Parkinson, and Noah Fant were targeted a combined 4 times and all 4 were completed for 55 yards. Fant is a very capable receiver and his lack of production is more a design of the offense than defenses always shutting him down. Waldron shows some promise, but he hasn't improved as an OC and he needs to go.