Brian Schottenheimer named Seattle Seahawks OC

The Seattle Seahawks have hired a new offensive coordinator.

Former Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer was named the team’s home jerseys offensive coordinator on Tuesday.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll offered Schottenheimer the job last week. Schottenheimer was their top choice, and the Seahawks wanted to get him before other teams potentially offered him positions, Rapoport added.

Schottenheimer’s addition to the Seahawks’ coaching staff comes less than a week after the team ended offensive coordinator ’s seven-year run in Seattle. Schottenheimer, 44, previously served as offensive coordinator for the (2006-11) during their back-to-back trips to the title   game and was the Rams’ OC from 2012-14.

Following his two-year stint with the Colts, Schottenheimer will be tasked with diversifying a Seattle offense that has been too dependent on quarterback Russell Wilson. The do-everything signal-caller became the first player in NFL history this past season to account for 100 percent of his team’s passing yards while chalking up at least 30 percent of the squad’s rushing yards.

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Lane was arrested around 2:15 a.m. PT after an incident on the I-90 near or on Mercer Island, according to Washington State Patrol trooper Rick Johnson Seattle Seahawks from China.

He was booked into King County Jail at 5:30 a.m. PT and was released on his own reconnaissance after posting $1,000 bond, per jail records. Other details regarding Lane’s arrest were not immediately available.

The case has been forwarded to the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s office for review.

The Seahawks did not respond to a request for comment on Lane’s arrest.

Bevell’s seven-year run was filled with positives and sprinkled with lingering negatives. A steady fixture under Carroll, Bevell helped Seattle to victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. He deserves credit for helping to grow quarterback Russell Wilson and a flock of playmakers — Doug Baldwin, Golden Tate, Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson — for an offense that was at its best when Marshawn Lynch slashed his way through defenses.

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Still, the Seahawks have poured investments into their offensive line, but nothing seems to work up front. In 2017, especially, the attack was often centered around Wilson and Wilson alone. The do-everything quarterback wholesale Seahawks jerseysbecame the lone player in history  this season to account for 100 percent of his team’s passing yards and at least 30 percent of his club’s rushing yards.

Bevell kept the offense moving through major personnel changes, but also fielded criticism for failing to mesh wideout into the scheme, while the same could be argued for tight end Jimmy Graham — a pair of players who commanded high draft picks in headline-grabbing trades. Graham, at least, was a sensational red-zone target this past season.

Prior to his Seahawks run, Bevell served as coordinator for the Vikings from 2006 to 2010. With coaching friends around the league and a resume stocked with accolades, he’ll find work Seattle Seahawks jerseys pop again.

It’s late in the process for Seattle to make a switch, with new coaching staffs forming league-wide, but working with Wilson and Carroll make this an interesting landing spot for candidates. Carroll — typically loyal to his staff — could also choose to promote from within.

If Cam Newton deserves the chance to grow under a fresh-thinking play-caller in Carolina, the same is true of Wilson. Repeatedly asking your quarterback to singlehandedly save the day can be fun to watch, but it comes with a cost.

The Seahawks learned that lesson this season — and so did Bevell.