Will Jeremy Bates Be The Architect of Seattle Seahawks Revitalized Offense?

May 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has yet to publicly pronounce his plans for an offensive identity this season, but with offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates running the show, expect it to be both exciting and productive.
Bates is familiar with the West Coast offense the Seahawks have been running for years, but expect him try his own variation on the construct. The Seattle Seahawks' new offensive coordinator says the 2010 Seahawks will most closely resemble Mike Shanahan's Denver Broncos.
This is not a surprise, since Bates was Shanahan's offensive coordinator in 2008.
That year, the Broncos racked up 6,333 yards and ranked second in the league. The Broncos ran a West Coast hybrid that season—which seems to play perfectly into the strengths of the players the Seahawks have assembled here.
They will change from the version Mike Holmgren's Seahawks ran from 1999 to 2008 and feature the running game instead, along with more two-tight end sets.
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