Sport: Tyler Lockett says Shane Waldron’s offense brings more freedom to Seahawks attack

How Shane Waldron's Seahawks offense could be great for Russell Wilson

  How Shane Waldron's Seahawks offense could be great for Russell Wilson Whatever the schism was between the Seahawks and Russell Wilson this offseason -- and Wilson did his level best to minimize the issues in a minicamp press conference this week -- things appear to be back on track for the franchise and its franchise quarterback. © Provided by Touchdown Wire Wilson has long wanted to have more of a hand in play-calling and personnel, and based on his body of work, one could say that he’s earned it. Whether that has actually happened or not, Wilson seemed especially happy with the schemes installed by new offensive coordinator Shane Waldron.

The chatter around the Seahawks this spring since the team hired Shane Waldron as their new offensive coordinator has indicated that the new playbook will have some significant changes from previous iterations under Brian Schottenheimer and Darrell Bevell.

Russell Wilson has called the new offense “super complex.” DK Metcalf said it was “intricate” with different routes than they’ve ran previously. Head coach Pete Carroll said the intricate nature of the offense is what drew him to hiring Waldron in the first place.

Wide receiver Tyler Lockett has played under both Bevell and Schottenheimer during his first six years with the Seahawks. He says Waldron’s offense will bring more freedom to the Seahawks attack.

Seahawks announce plans to welcome back 12th man with full-capacity crowds at Lumen Field in 2021

  Seahawks announce plans to welcome back 12th man with full-capacity crowds at Lumen Field in 2021 Seismographs in Seattle are about to be triggered more often this fallSEATTLE, WA - SEPTEMBER 08: Fan celebrate with a Seahawks flag during a game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Cincinnati Bengals on September 8, 2019, at Century Link Field in Seattle, WA.

“When I think of his offense I think we have more freedom to do a lot of stuff. I mean, it’s very different than the six years that I’ve been here,” Lockett said on Wednesday.

“When you looked at the Rams on offense, you can kind of see how really sophisticated it was.”

So in what ways does that freedom present itself?

“Everybody has certain ways they want you to run routes,” Lockett explained. “You have spread offenses, you have West Coast offenses, you have run-n-gun, you have so many different types of offenses that require you as a receiver to be different, to think different, to play different. Different releases, different techniques, all that different type of stuff. And so with the offense that Shane brings in, I think it brings us more freedom. More freedom to kind of be able to be the receivers that we can be. We got free range to do a lot of stuff, not saying that we could just go out there and do whatever we want, but the more and more sophisticated that you become in this offense, the more you’re able to understand how you can switch your feet, how not to switch your feet, how to add an extra step, how not to add an extra step, rather than always just having to get to a certain point at this certain amount of time, you kind of have free range to play with it a little bit.”

Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll Have Message For Seahawks Fans

  Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll Have Message For Seahawks Fans Earlier this offseason, Seahawks fans were unsure if Russell Wilson would be back in Seattle for the 2021 campaign. The franchise’s quarterback for the last decade expressed some issues with the organization’s front office, sending the league into a frenzy and leaving many wondering if he’d already played his last snap for the Seahawks. Wilson […] The post Russell Wilson, Pete Carroll Have Message For Seahawks Fans appeared first on The Spun.

Lockett also said that the offense calls for more tempo and a quicker rhythm in and out of the huddle.

The Seahawks seem pretty unanimous in their excitement over the prospect of what the offense can do with Waldron’s installation as coordinator. It’s been a pretty productive unit throughout Wilson’s tenure as quarterback already. If Waldron’s changes can clean up some of the rough edges, perhaps Russell Wilson will finally get an MVP vote after all.

Tyler Lockett says Shane Waldron’s offense brings more freedom to Seahawks attack originally appeared on Pro Football Talk

Seahawks reportedly excuse Jamal Adams from mandatory minicamp for 'personal reasons' .
Jamal Adams will not participate in the Seattle Seahawks' mandatory minicamp this week, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. The Seahawks have reportedly excused him for the week for "personal reasons," per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The Seahawks acquired Adams in a trade with the New York Jets last offseason. The Jets received two first-round draft picks (2021 and 2022), a third-round selection (2021) and safety Bradley McDougald. The Seahawks also received a fourth-round pick. © Provided by Yahoo! Sports Strong safety Jamal Adams is holding out of the Seahawks mandatory minicamp.

See also