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Seahawks show interest in Ken Dorsey and Shane Waldron for OC vacancy

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Bringing in a new offensive coordinator is atop the list of primary offseason duties for the Seattle Seahawks front office and given the wealth of names being reported, the franchise has been doing its due diligence.

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Sunday morning before the NFL conference championships kicked off, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported two new names Seattle has shown interest in: Buffalo Bills QB coach Ken Dorsey and Los Angeles Rams pass-game coordinator Shane Waldron

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Dorsey began his coaching career serving as quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers from 2013-2017 helping develop Cam Newton into the league MVP in 2015. After a short stint at Florida International, Dorsey was brought to Buffalo where he's overseen Josh Allen's development from a raw prospect into one of the NFL's best quarterbacks. He has also been linked to Miami's and Detroit's vacant offensive coordinator positions, as well. 

Shane Waldron began his NFL career as Washington's offensive quality control coach for the 2016 season. That year, the team broke the franchise record for total net yards in a single season (6,454), surpassing the previous team record set in 1989 and ranked third in total offense. Then, the Portland, Oregon native joined the Los Angles Rams during the 2018 season as the team's passing game coordinator. In 2018, the Rams went to the Super Bowl behind the best season of Jared Goff's career despite a season-ending injury to Cooper Kupp. 

 

 Pete Carroll fired Brian Scottenheimer after the offense failed to sustain its momentum from the beginning of the year. Carroll has stated he wants to run the ball more next season after letting Russell Wilson pass the ball fizzled in effectiveness as the season went on.