Huard: Seahawks’ Russell Wilson could join Huskies’ Jake Browning as having a new voice to listen to in 2018
One thing we know for sure about 2018 is that Washington’s Jake Browning will have a new offensive coordinator in his senior season as the Huskies’ quarterback. But he might not be the only QB in Seattle under some new direction.
Brock Huard of 710 ESPN Seattle speculated that Seahawks QB Russell Wilson may be in a similar situation this year.
“We’ll see with Russ when it comes to the overall coaching situation and what that is going to look like,” Huard said on the Blue 42 segment of Brock and Salk on Wednesday.
Browning will definitely be hearing from a different voice with former Washington offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith taking the head coach job at Oregon State and Bush Hamdan returning to the UW staff from the Atlanta Falcons to replace Smith.
“Jonathan Smith, as I understand, was a bit of the QB coach/coordinator,” Huard said. “He really worked with Jake a bunch, and now you’ve got Bush Hamdan coming in and he’s going to have a new voice.”
As for Wilson, even if the Seahawks keep Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator, there could still be a change on the coaching staff that impacts him – one that may be reminiscent of the previous offseason when the Seahawks moved on from Sherman Smith as running backs coach.
“Last year it was Sherman Smith, the running back coach, an older, veteran guy that was let go for the younger coach,” Huard said. “One of the guys that we love is ‘Tater’: Carl Smith, the QB coach. He is one that we really enjoy spending time with, but we’ll see if there could be some new voices for both the quarterbacks in town.”
To hear the whole Blue 42 segment, including Huard’s thoughts on whether safety Bradley McDougald could already be considered part of Seahawks’ core, listen in the player embedded above or download at this link.