Seahawks hire OC Shane Waldron and run game coordinator Andy Dickerson
Jan 29, 2021, 1:22 PM
A new direction for the Seahawks’ offense is officially set. The team announced the hires of Shane Waldron as offensive coordinator and Andy Dickerson as run game coordinator Friday afternoon.
Both Waldron and Dickerson come from the Los Angeles Rams. Waldron was pass game coordinator for the past three seasons for Rams head coach Sean McVay, while Dickerson has been assistant offensive line coach for the Rams since 2012, when they were still in St. Louis and Jeff Fisher was the head coach.
News of Waldron being the Seahawks’ choice to succeed Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator was first reported Tuesday night, while NFL Media’s Mike Silver reported Thursday night that Dickerson would make the move north with him. The pair have a long history going back to their time as teammates at Tufts University.
A pair of coaches are heading from the Rams to the @Seahawks in new roles:
Offensive Coordinator – Shane Waldron
Run-Game Coordinator – Andy Dickerson
Welcome to Seattle!
— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) January 29, 2021
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll shared comments about both Waldron and Dickerson in a press release.
Regarding Waldron, Carroll mapped out reasons why he was a “must get” for the Seahawks.
“We are really excited to bring Shane Waldron to the Seahawks,” Carroll said. “His creative and competitive approach to the game will bring out the best in our players and coaches. Shane also brings great knowledge and insight about our division. His vision for the future, along with the caliber of players on our offense, made him a must get for us.”
Carroll added that the “continuity” provided by Waldron and Dickerson’s familiarity with each other will be important.
“We are fortunate to be able to add Andy Dickerson as our run game coordinator. He has worked with Shane for many years and that continuity will be an integral factor in the transition process.
“They, together with our staff, will work to capture the many strengths we have developed over the years and expand the explosive ability that Russell (Wilson) and crew have afforded us.”
710Sports.com’s coverage of Seahawks’ hiring of Waldron
• Huard: Seahawks getting Russell Wilson’s guy at OC in Waldron
• Clayton: With Waldron, Seahawks join trend with impressive track record
• Wyman: What about Waldron as OC could unlock Wilson
• Heaps: Why Waldron is ‘perfect mesh’ for Carroll and Wilson
• O’Neil: Choice of Waldron means offense changing more than run game
• Gallant: Three questions about Waldron
• Bumpus: Waldron could bring much-needed ‘deception’ to Hawks