Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson sends a kind message to offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who left the team on Tuesday.
Schottenheimer, according to the Seahawks, parted ways with the team after having “philosophical differences” with Seattle Head Coach Pete Carroll.
“Brian Schottenheimer is a fantastic person and coach and we thank him for the last three years,” the Seahawks statement read. “Citing philosophical differences, we have parted ways.”
Wilson found a bond with Schottenheimer, son of late NFL head coach Marty Schottenheimer, during the coordinator’s time in Seattle. He sent his message late Tuesday afternoon on Twitter once the players were informed of the move.
The Seahawks roared out of the gate this NFL season with a 5-0 record. Wilson was hitting receivers with crisp passes and amassing touchdown passes.
Turnovers started piling up, though, and the once-vaunted Seattle defense was giving up too many points. Now the defensive play improved yet the offense didn’t come back around.
Things didn’t end well as Seattle was bounced 30-20 at home in an NFC Wild Card loss to the Los Angeles Rams last weekend.
Schottenheimer joined the Seahawks in 2018. Through this season as their offensive coordinator, the team compiled a 33-15 record.
Prior to his time in Seattle, Schottenheimer also was either offensive coordinator or quarterbacks coach for the Indianapolis Colts, then-St. Louis Rams, New York Jets, San Diego Chargers, and Washington Redskins.
Russell Wilson Wants To Help Bring NBA Back To Seattle
The pair spoke for about an hour and a half about various topics. They talked about the Seahawks’ recent win, Cuban’s show “Shark Tank,” and their business ventures including sports team ownership.
Cuban is the sole owner of the NBA’s Mavericks. Additionally, Wilson and his wife – singer Ciara – became part-owners of Seattle’s professional soccer team, the Seattle Sounders, in 2019.
Wilson brought up the subject of trying to bring NBA basketball back to Seattle. Seattle was home to the Supersonics franchise for more than 40 years before relocating. The organization left the city in 2008, moving to Oklahoma City and changing their name to the Thunder.
As an NBA owner, Cuban had a say in the relocation and voted against the team moving away from Seattle. The pair spoke about Seattle’s longtime basketball history, and both agreed the city needs to bring the NBA back to town.