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Seahawks interviewing Adam Gase for offensive coordinator vacancy makes no sense

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It has been roughly two weeks since the Seattle Seahawks parted ways with offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.

Since that day, a number of names to replace him have surfaced. 

Former head coaches like Doug Pederson and Anthony Lynn are among those names, as well as Raiders RB coach Kirby Wilson, Saints QB coach Joe Lombardi and Chiefs quarterbacks coach/passing game coordinator Mike Kafka.

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One name stood out, though. And for all the wrong reasons.

That person is former Jets head coach Adam Gase.

Umm, what? 

Look, all the other names on the list make sense, each offering intrigue as to what they could do for the Seahawks offense.

But Gase? Why would the Seahawks even interview him in the first place. 

And I'm not the only one who thinks in that same way.

Host of ‘The Herd’ Colin Cowherd made it clear that he is not a fan of the Seahawks interviewing Gase for the vacant OC job.

"There are multiple offensive players who got significantly better the moment they left Adam Gase," Cowherd said. 

Ryan Tannehill, Kenyen Drake, Devonte Parker, Robby Anderson, Teddy Bridgewater, Le’Veon Bell and Sam Darnold were some of the players who were having down years under Gase,

There's even a quote from Anderson, saying, "I felt like I was losing my love for football.”

 

A player to have that much courage to say that publicly is telling. And it’s not the message Seahawks fans would want in their organization.

Not to mention, the relationship between Jamal Adams and Adam Gase have sparred in the past.

"I'm sure Jamal Adams loves this," Cowherd said. "I'm sure he's just thrilled with this."

What kind of message does that send to your players?

Colin Cowherd

"Seattle is becoming a really weird franchise,” Cowherd said. “One playoff win in 4 years with a Hall of Fame coach and Russell Wilson. I don't even want this story out there."

Cowherd is like most Seahawks fans because there is no way anyone in their right mind wanted this news out there.

It's understandable that head coach Pete Carroll wants to cast a ‘wide net’ for the OC job to see all the options that are out there.

But if Carroll wants the team to take the next step forward, they shouldn't settle for a coach who consistently makes players take a step backwards. 

If the team wants to improve tempo and really utilize the offense and run game moving forward, Gase is the wrong guy for the job.

Gase has had some success as an OC in the past, but his run as a head coach for the Jets should be the thing that stops everything in its tracks.

Obviously, no move has been made for the OC job, but if Gase were the guy, of all of the coaches, young and old out there, it would be a disaster and a failure on so many fronts. 

Having Gase's name even linked to Seattle is odd.

More options will most likely be shared as the days and weeks go on, that's just how the coaching carousel works.

But, one thing is for sure, as Cowherd points out:

"At some point, there's proof in stuff. If you make a lot of mistakes, that's who you are."