Pete Carroll has been around the league for a long time. Since 1984 to be exact, when he was DB coach for the Buffalo Bills. Since then he has climbed the ranks of coaching. He got his first head coaching gig in 1994 with the New York Jets.
Carroll spent one season with the Jets as head coach. He then lasted two years as head coach with the New England Patriots before a long span in college with USC. Since 2010 he has been at the helm of the Seattle Seahawks.
He has had his ups and downs like other coach. From a super bowl victory to 7-9 records. You can’t really ever say he clearly wouldn’t have made the playoffs. The Seahawks have always been in contention. The fire has been lit in terms of his team control as of late.
Former defensive standout Cliff Avril states that the Seahawks have lost faith in Pete. The faith was lost after the final play interception against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX.
It would seem like since then the Seahawks have been on a slow downward spiral, which culminated this offseason when they traded DE Michael Bennett and gave CB Richard Sherman his walking papers.
Usually, when you lose control of the locker room as a head coach it’s time to move on (unless your name is Marvin Lewis). The team hasn’t returned to its former self since that Super Bowl loss.
I think it would be a really bad move to get rid of Pete at this point. He’s proven he can win games. He’s proven he can make the playoffs. He’s proven he can win playoff games. He is essentially starting over with half of the roster turned over. It’s a new era in Seattle. This era should still include Pete Carroll.
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