Seahawks’ Transition From Pete Carroll to Mike Macdonald Isn’t Complicated

I'm flying back to Boston from Mobile, where the Senior Bowl took place. You had questions for me.

Discuss; honestly, I don't see this as very complicated. The Seattle Seahawks were looking for a coach who could take over for Pete Carroll and continue to build

 on the vibrant culture he had established over the previous 14 years, while also introducing new ideas and concepts.

That's Mike MacDonald. It's what he did at Michigan, when Jim Harbaugh hired him from his brother's Baltimore staff

to replace five-year defensive coordinator Don Brown (who had done a lot of work in Ann Arbor, but his system was out of date in the Big Ten)

It's what Macdonald did when John Harbaugh hired him off Jim's staff a year later, replacing his mentor, Wink Martindale, and modernizing the Baltimore Ravens defense.

So, on paper, the hiring makes great sense. What comes next is hiring a staff, which will be intriguing.

 Macdonald spent his entire NFL career in Baltimore, where he played for the Ravens twice. The most recent systems he's been associated with, led by Greg Roman and Todd Monken

 were expressly designed around a unique quarterback in Lamar Jackson. So, based on that, where does Macdonald stand on offense? 

He did, at one point, work with Gary Kubiak, so perhaps there's something he can pull on with the Shanahan tree?

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