5 reasons Seahawks fans should be excited about Ryan Grubb's offense

New Seahawks offensive coordinator spoke to the media on Monday and had some really encouraging comments about the offense.
Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb
Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb / Steph Chambers/GettyImages
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New Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb met with the media following Monday’s OTA session. The offensive coordinator position has been sort of a revolving door for Seattle in the last several years. Following Darrell Bevell’s tenure from 2011-2017, neither of his two successors lasted more than three years.

Fast forward to today and the Seahawks sport an all-new coaching staff altogether. Former offensive coordinator Shane Waldron accepted the offensive coordinator role in Chicago following a frustrating season in Seattle in 2023. It was time for a change, probably beneficial to both sides.

Seattle made waves with two major coaching hires this offseason, including luring former Washington Huskies’ offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb away from the University of Alabama. Grubb led the Huskies to the College Football Playoff championship game behind one of the best offenses in the country. Working with head coach and defensive guru Mike Macdonald, Grubb should have full and total control of an offense capable of being very explosive in 2024.

Five reasons to be excited following Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Ryan Grubb's recent comments

No. 1 - Grubb plans on implementing "explosive, confusing" offense in Seattle

After being asked what traits his offense with the Seahawks may have, Grubb started by saying his philosophy "grows and evolves every year", which is refreshing to hear as a fan after watching offensive coordinators start to get stale fairly quickly. Another tidbit Grubb mentioned was planning an offensive scheme for utilizing the talent the Seahawks have. This is another encouraging comment, as it seemed prior offensive coordinators remained stubborn in their schemes and game plans, even if they didn't fit the personnel.

Grubb mentioned the run-pass balance, something that I consider to be one of Shane Waldron's biggest flaws over the last two seasons. Being able to recognize when to use the run game to open up the passing game, or vice versa, is the difference between a good play-caller and a great play-caller. Grubb did shout out both Ken Walker and Zach Charbonnet by name and emphasized he wanted to remain a physical team on the ground while at the same time being "explosive, confusing" to opposing defenses.