Pete Carroll thinks Brian Schottenheimer would be a great head coach

Patrick Olde Loohuis
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Since Brian Schottenheimer became the Seattle Seahawks’ offensive coordinator, the team’s offense has finished in the top 10 in offensive DVOA in both 2018 and 2019 and is on pace to do the same in 2020.

Of course, not everything has been perfect under Schottenheimer’s guidance, but he has executed well enough these past three years to garner interest from other teams as a possible head coach.

Pete Carroll asserted that Schottenheimer is indeed qualified for such a role because of his pedigree and leadership.

“I think he’s an incredible candidate,” Carroll said. “I think he’s exactly what owners are looking for. He’s been around, he’s been in charge, he commands the whole team with his leadership. You got great background. I say that because he’s been through our program for enough years, I know that he’s got his philosophy in order, he’s got his approach and how he would do it, because we’ve worked on all that stuff. So he’s ready to go.

“We haven’t talked about it this time around yet, but we’ve talked about it in the past.”

The Seahawks will likely want to keep Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator for the foreseeable future considering their overall success with him on board, but we’ll see what happens in 2021.

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