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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No. 4 - The Seahawks' revamped coaching staff is already trusting each other

Seattle did not just move on from their head coach and their coordinators. The Seahawks essentially cleaned house and brought in a totally new staff to take on a completely different approach to the team. Grubb spent some time detailing this new staff and the trust and cohesion they've already built in a short time.

Firstly, Seattle was able to bring in Scott Huff, a fellow Washington Husky who worked alongside Grubb for the last couple of seasons. Huff, who developed future NFL draftees such as Troy Fautanu and Roger Rosengarten just this past season, already has a great relationship with Grubb.

Grubb also mentioned wide receivers coach Frisman Jackson, who had spent the last two seasons developing guys like George Pickens and Diontae Johson in Pittsburgh and even developed DJ Moore in Carolina. New running backs coach Kennedy Polamalu, who spent the last two seasons with Josh Jacobs in Las Vegas got a shoutout as well.

Grubb mentioned being able to watch tape and notice issues that he could take to any of these guys who come up with quick and efficient solutions. It's a new coaching staff that will need time to gel, but it sounds like it's happening fairly quickly and easily. And he says they're having fun doing it.

No. 5 - The Seahawks have not had to punt yet in OTAs!

For anyone who doubted that Grubb's game from the college level could translate to the NFL, this should be very encouraging. Now of course the OTA defenses aren't playing at the speed, physicality, and aggressiveness they'll be playing come September. But at the same time, we should absolutely be cautiously excited to hear that the Seahawks are picking up on the new offensive scheme. Grubb said at this point in the summer, the offensive unit has installed about 50 percent of the total offense.

Grubb acknowledged that expected that there are some things you can get away with at the college level that likely won't work on Sundays, but a lot of what he did at Washington could seamlessly transition into the Seahawks' playbook this season. The fun thing about installing a totally new offense is the fact the players themselves can use their input and their specific skill sets to enhance the scheme.

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This is a progressive and new-age style of offensive philosophy that Seattle desperately needed from an offensive coordinator after the days of Darrell Bevell, Brian Schottenheimer, and Shane Waldron - three good offensive coordinators who were detrimentally steadfast in their scheme.

It's worth being excited, but the offense still has a long way to go. Fortunately, it sounds like the offense is making nice strides and is on pace to be in really good shape for the start of the season. But it's worth remembering it is an all-new coaching staff running all-new schemes with a lot of new players. There will be hiccups, and it won't be totally smooth at first, but the trend is looking good and there's a lot to be encouraged about.

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