Seahawks OC Shane Waldron to call plays from the sideline in debut

By Tim Weaver

Perhaps the most interesting angle for today’s game between the Seahawks and Colts will be the debut of new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron.

According to Tom Pelissero at NFL Network, Waldron will be calling plays from the sideline rather than in the booth. He wants to have face-to-face communication with quarterback Russell Wilson throughout the game.

Waldron comes to Seattle from Sean McVay’s staff on the Rams, where he served as their passing game coordinator the last three seasons. It should be fascinating to see what tricks and tools he brings to the table. While we didn’t learn much during the preseason, fans should expect to see some of the same staple concepts and a better marriage between run and pass looks. A faster tempo in general may also be in the cards.

Don’t expect an easy path, though – at least not today. The Colts had a top-10 defense in 2020.


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