ESPN’s Mina Kimes shares what she wants out of Seahawks’ OC search
There is one thing above all that ESPN’s Mina Kimes, a noted Seahawks fans, is hoping for out of the team’s search for a new offensive coordinator.
“I would say my No. 1 priority, and I think I can sum this up in three words: Not Adam Gase?” Kimes told 710 ESPN Seattle’s Jake and Stacy on Thursday.
Yes, she really did end that statement with a question mark that made it seem like a polite request, only adding to the comedic effect, but the point stands.
Gase, of course, is the recently-fired Jets head coach who led New York to a 9-23 record over two seasons and famously didn’t get along with safety Jamal Adams, who ended up landing in Seattle in a blockbuster trade last offseason. That reportedly didn’t stop the Seahawks from talking to Gase about their OC position, though Kimes’ ESPN colleague Jeremy Fowler shared reasons a day earlier in an interview with Jake and Stacy why you don’t need to read too much into Gase being among the names Seattle is considering.
Gase’s name is just one of several reportedly to be on the list the Seahawks are going through, including former Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, former Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, and Chargers QB coach Pep Hamilton. While Kimes said she likes some of the potential candidates more than others, there is no one standout to her. She has a pretty good idea of what the Seahawks should be looking for out of their next OC, though.
“To me it’s much more about a set of priorities, thinking through what went wrong with the offense in the second half of last offseason and ‘Can we not only bring in someone who not only can fix those things… but also has a willingness to make those sorts of adjustments on the fly,’ which frankly I think was lacking with this offense,” she said. “There are so many problems with Seattle’s offense. It’s such a complicated (situation); it wasn’t as simple as ‘Run the ball more, pass the ball more, we need a quick passing game, obviously we have to figure out ways to tackle Cover 2.’ It goes also to personnel and overall philosophy.
“My hope is that they find an offensive coordinator who is adaptable and inventive more than anything.”
Kimes discussed much more about the Seahawks and the NFL in the 14-minute interview, which you can listen to in full at this link or in the player below.
Jake & Stacy