If Luke Getsy’s offense was like a finely-tuned orchestra, with every aspect of each play meticulously planned & each game script dependent on all 11 offensive players consistently doing their jobs, Shane Waldron’s offense is more like a jazz band.
“Here’s a general idea of what you’re doing, but at the end of the day go be a football player.”
It’s a fun pivot towards an offensive coordinator who empowers his best players to be field-tilters & difference-makers, but don’t let the idea of simplicity fool you — Waldron uses concepts like motion & formation shifts to his players’ advantage well. Below I walk you through a nice example of Waldron baiting out Cincinnati’s 3-by-1 defensive check before then motioning out of that 3-by-1 and forcing plenty of defensive communication, which both allows the Seahawks to identify a key Bengals’ check early in the game while still exploiting the defense and picking up a first down.
It’s a pretty design. Give it a look.
I love the way shifts & motions within #Bears OC Shane Waldron's offense give his QB information.
Here's a great example of a shift forcing a defensive check, and how sending a TE in motion after that shift leads to a smooth 1st play of the game.
🔊 on for this one 👌 pic.twitter.com/TiKUcXawaB
— Robert Schmitz (@robertkschmitz) February 14, 2024