Another Bates Item

Answering the last Open Forum segment reminded me that I’ve heard more-and-more stories about former offensive line coach Pat Ruel challenging offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates in meetings last season and that things got pretty heated more than once.
I think I’ve already mentioned one game where Bates promised to run the ball a certain number of times and then did not follow the game plan. But this all helps refinforce why Ruel is not in Seattle today.