In this segment, a question about the Seattle Seahawks’ simple offense.
Q: Ex-Cop said:
You mentioned recently that a high-ranking NFL assistant watched film of the Seahawks and described them as “a joke.” Can you elaborate? What, specifically, prompted the comment? Context, please?
A: He was referring to the sophistication level of the Seahawks offense and its lack of variety. He did not feel there were enough “looks” to surprise defensive coordinators of NFL teams. I would like to be more specific on the coach’s title but if I did, it would give away his identity to Pete Carroll. This analysis squares with something I heard from a veteran Seahawk, who said he was surprised then at how basic the offense was and expected to see problems once the season started.