The elimination process continues for the Seattle Seahawks and the search for the next offensive coordinator. We should turn it into a reality show. Make it like the football version of The Bachelor (atate) and Pete Carroll handed his special playbook to his most attractive candidate.
Anyway, both the Los Angeles Chargers and the Seattle Seahawks reportedly sought permission to interview former Detroit Lions offensive coordinator and New Orleans Saints quarterback coach Joe Lombardi. We don’t know if the Seahawks ever got that interview, because Lombardi has been hired by Brandon Staley and the Chargers.
Lombardi is actually a Seattle native who attended high school in Seattle Prep on Capitol Hill. In the NFL he served one year as a defensive assistant with the Atlanta Falcons, before he was hired in 2007 by the New Orleans Saints. He moved from offensive assistant to quarterback coach in 2014 before becoming the Detroit Lions Sensitive Coordinator. Things did not go well after he was fired in 2015, with Peyton bringing him back as QBS coach and now he will get a second chance as an OC, this time with Justin Herbert as his quarterback.
I think if the Seahawks interviewed Lombardi, it was a quick unqualified statement.
new #Chargers OC Joe Lombardi: “I’m a big fan of going up fourth.” Says that NFL coaches are usually not aggressive enough.
– Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) January 26, 2021
So it won’t be Anthony Lynn, Joe Lombardi, Mike Kafka, Shane Steichen, maybe Doug Pederson, hopefully Adam Gassay. Maybe it will be Ken Dorsey?