Tyler Lockett gave best two words to describe Seahawks head coach Mike Macdonald

Tyler Lockett was recently asked what differences he saw with Mike Macdonald as head coach and two words stood out the most.
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Tyler Lockett has been around the Seattle Seahawks for a while. He is the longest-active player on the Seattle roster, and he has seen what the waning days of the Legion of Boom were like compared to what the team looks like now. In fact, Lockett was drafted the following offseason after Seattle lost Super Bowl XLIX.

Lockett was used to a way of doing things that he had never known any differently since entering the league. Pete Carroll had been Seattle's head coach since 2010, and for the first time, Lockett is entering a season with a different head coach. Mike Macdonald was hired this offseason to replace Carroll.

Carroll was the oldest head coach in the NFL when he was let go. Macdonald is the youngest head coach in the league. There will be differences in style and approach.

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Macdonald also received some feedback about taking down some photos of former players at Seahawks headquarters this offseason. The drama was mostly ridiculous as the same pictures were going to be part of a digital display that the team had yet to put up. Macdonald also would not have done anything without the approval of general manager John Schneider who has been with the team as long as Carroll had been when Carroll was asked to step down.

Macdonald should also have felt comfortable making changes he saw fit. After all, Carroll was gone, and the franchise's on-field product now belonged to Macdonald.

Lockett is too good a person to intentionally stir up drama, both on and off the field. He is not going to throw anyone under the proverbial bus because he knows that is usually unnecessary. Lockett also knows that professional life is about adjusting to a new direction.

In a recent interview on Seattle Sports 710 AM, Lockett was asked about the changes he has seen since Macdonald took over as head coach. Part of Lockett's response included two important words: "culture shock." Seattle likely needed a shake-up in order to change the immediate future. Any coach leading for 14 years and then being replaced is going to be a bit of a shock, but Macdonald also came in with a belief in how things needed to change.

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Lockett said, "It’s definitely a culture shock. People say you can learn a new habit in like 21 days...Imagine learning the habit for 365 days times nine years. It’s one of those things where you really have to change a lot of different stuff, but there’s a lot of good stuff that comes with change as well. I think the biggest thing that’s different is just the relationships and understanding the different types of coaching and the way that every coach decides to go about it with their approach is different."

Seattle needed to do something to escape the years-long mediocrity the team seemed to be settling into. Hopefully, Mike Macdonald was the correct choice, and the Seahawks can get back to being Super Bowl-caliber. Tyler Lockett, at least, seems to be happy to go along for the ride.

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