SEATTLE – In a surprise move, the Seattle Seahawks and attack coordinator Brian Schottenheimer split after three seasons.
Seahawks announced the decision Tuesday, citing „philosophical differences“ as the reason for the separation, while describing Schottenheimer as „a wonderful person and coach.“
The Seahawks scored the most points in franchise history this past season, but their attack fell sharply in the second half. Seattle led the league in scoring by scoring 34 points per game during the first nine weeks, but that average fell to 22.6 points per game during the last eight weeks of the regular season.
The Seahawks‘ attacking struggles continued in a 30-20 season-ending loss to the Los Angeles Rams in an NFC match that was held on the Wild Card three days earlier. Quarterback Russell WilsonA completion rate of 40.7% on 11 of 27 assists tied for the second lowest in his career, while 17.6 Total QBR was his worst in 16 playoffs, according to ESPN Stats & Information Research.
The Seahawks‘ deep passes were one of the reasons for the attack’s decline in the second half. Wilson completed at least one pass from 30 aerial yards in his first eight Seattle matches of the season; He had three full matches in the last nine matches of the season, including the playoffs.
Wilson wrote on Twitter: „Shoti … I’m grateful for how much you’ve meant for me over the past three years.“ „God blessed me with you, we won many matches, thrown a lot of drops and enjoyed the meetings and our biblical studies. The best days await us. Be great. God first. Love. 3.“
Coach Pete Carroll refused to discuss the future of his coordinators when asked at his end-of-season press conference if he expected them to return.
Schottenheimer’s crime set a number of Seahawks‘ records, but after last night’s meeting, it was clear that there were philosophical differences between Schottenheimer and Carroll, according to ESPN’s Adam Shifter. They decided that parting is in the interest of both sides.
„Ocenený vedec zombie. Odborník na hudbu. Odborník na jedlo. Problémár.“