The Seattle Seahawks offense has struggled to say the least through the first two weeks of the season and offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer knows that he needs to do a better job.
“I need to do a better job, I’ll be the first to say that,” Schottenheimer told reporters on Thursday via Pro Football Talk.
Schottenheimer says one of the biggest issues he is having is so many different people are in his ear wanting him to do a lot of different things.
“It’s just one of those things where you get a lot of thoughts and advice as a play caller,” Schottenheimer explains. “Not just from Pete [Carroll], from everybody — until it’s third-and-22 and you’re backed up on your one-yard line, you’re like, ‘Hey guys, what do you like? Hello? Hello?’ I think some of it’s me learning Pete a little bit. Hey, look, I get paid to call the plays, I need to do a better job. Sometimes it gets you off your game. When you’re looking at different things — it’s not Pete, it’s just different things. It’s hard to find a rhythm sometimes, but I need to be better and I will be.”
Schottenheimer says one of the biggest flaws he has had the first two weeks has been abandoning the running game too early. No matter how much the struggles are early he can’t just give up on the running game and focus too much on the passing game. It makes the team too predictable and has hurt the team. The Seahawks will take on the Dallas Cowboys and it will be the next chance for the team to improve their defense.