NFL Coaching Rumors: Bears Set to Plunder Bruised Seahawks Following Pete Carroll’s Departure

Published 01/10/2024, 10:55 PM EST

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The Seattle Seahawks are experiencing a tumultuous day. The mood around the building has been quite emotional following Pete Carroll’s departure. According to NFL Insider Tom Pelissero, that is about to change for the worse amidst the Chicago Bears’ latest update. The Bears enter the offseason as one of the teams prized for a makeover, and they are starting their approach with a check-in at the Seahawks.

While matters seem to be easing for the Bears with a new outlook in place, the Seahawks only appear to have bigger challenges on their plate at the moment. Pete Carroll has exited the scenes, and he could be followed out of the door by the Seahawks’ OC as Pelissero reveals in his latest tweet.

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Tom Pelissero wrote in his tweet, “The Bears requested an interview with Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron for their OC job, per source.” He noticed the absence of 72-year-old Pete Carroll has made the OC up for grabs, “With Pete Carrol out, Seattle’s assistants are now available.”


The NFL insider further pointed out, “Chicago is moving quickly after making a change today.” The Chicago Bears don’t want to waste a second as the opportunity would not last longer, setting an already changing tone to their next season after troubling times this year.

Having faced regular tough seasons, the Bears will look to change the direction of the winds in their favor next year around. For this, they seem to have started investing in the right potential to uplift their struggling team, alongside the offensive side.


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The Chicago Bears’ offensive troubles might end with this decision

The Bears had suffered ten defeats this season, somewhat better than last season (2022), where they won only three matches. QB Justin Fields was able to score just 16 touchdowns with 86.3 in ratings. The Bears offense was way off the grid the whole season and they could cross the 30-point mark only two times. This explains why they have fired their offensive coordinator Luke Getsy and have started looking for options to prepare better in the offseason.


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That’s exactly where the role of Shane Waldron comes in. He has been coaching the Seahawks offense for three years. With the departure of Carroll, Waldron is up for grabs and the Bears are more than quick to show their interest. The Bears have changed 13 offensive coordinators in the span of the last 26 years, so they would expect to host someone with experience to find the right stability. Is Shane Waldron the right pick to coach the Bears O-line? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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