One potential head coaching candidate for Seahawks would be a massive mistake

Seattle should not hire Shane Waldron as HC.

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The Seattle Seahawks are currently looking for a new head coach after the team terminated Pete Carroll from the gig. Sure, Carroll is staying on in an advisory role with the team, but he didn't want to leave his head coaching job. He said as much in his final press conference with the team when he mentioned fighting to stay on.

There have been lots of rumors and suggestions over who Seattle should hire as their next coach, of course. Current Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn might be the most-bandied-about name as he is good at coaching defense and was the Seahawks' DC in 2013 and 2014. He has ties to the Seahawks and to general manager John Schneider. Quinn also was a head coach with the Atlanta Falcons after leaving Seattle and took the Falcons to the Super Bowl.

Other coaches mentioned have been Mike Vrabel, recently fired from the Tennessee Titans and Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson. Johnson is an unknown as head coach so that is a risk. Vrabel likes a run-heavy scheme so that is not a drastic change from what Carroll did for most of the early 2010s.

Shane Waldron should not be the Seattle Seahawks new head coach

But according to, Shane Waldron has the fifth-best chance of becoming the Seahawks' next head coach. This makes little sense and would be a mistake for Seattle. Yes, Schneider is familiar with Waldron, but that does not mean Waldron would be a good head coach. In fact, Waldron was an inconsistent play-caller who struggled to adapt during games to what opposing defenses were doing.

Waldron would be an underwhelming and uninspiring replacement for Carroll. He also might be too tied to Carroll to give the Seahawks players much hope that anything will change. Plus, would Waldron keep Clint Hurtt as defensive coordinator? That would be atrocious and make Seattle worse.

Let's just hope that the Seahawks hire an experienced head coach who knows how to elevate a young roster. Also, a coach who doesn't mind answering to a general manager in Schneider who has a lot of newfound power. The Seahawks will soon be walking a tightrope with a coaching hire but that hire should not be Shane Waldron.

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