Seattle Seahawks steal new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron from Rams

By Field Level Media
Aug 21, 2020; Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; Los Angeles Rams pass game coordinator Shane Waldron gestures during training camp at Cal Lutheran University. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Shane Waldron is leaving the Los Angeles Rams to become offensive coordinator of the division rival Seattle Seahawks.

According to multiple reports Wednesday, Waldron’s addition to Pete Carroll’s staff is imminent.

Waldron spent the past three seasons as passing game coordinator for the Rams and was a quality control coach overseeing the tight end position the season prior on Sean McVay’s coaching staff.

The Seahawks fired Brian Schottenheimer at the end of the 2020 season, which ended in the wild-card round of the playoffs with a 30-20 loss to the Rams.

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While Seattle posted a team-record 459 points, the second half of the season was a different story. Wide receiver DK Metcalf said Tuesday that teams “just started to figure us out.”

The Seahawks averaged 23.1 points over the final eight regular-season games and were held to 20 or fewer points in four of the last six games, including the playoff defeat.

When the Rams had an opportunity to elevate Waldron to offensive coordinator last offseason, McVay went with Kevin O’Connell. Waldron came to Los Angeles with McVay from the Washington Football Team.

Waldron, 41, is the fifth McVay assistant to leave for another opportunity since the Rams lost to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional playoffs.

Defensive coordinator Brandon Staley was named head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers and defensive passing game coordinator Joe Barry is joining that staff.

Assistant quarterbacks coach Liam Coen was named offensive coordinator at the University of Kentucky.

Cornerbacks coach Aubrey Pleasant joined the Detroit Lions staff of first-time head coach Dan Campbell as defensive backs coach.

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–Field Level Media