Saturday, 9 January 2010

(Don't) Stay in school

ESPN insider Adam Schefter made an interesting remark on his twitter page today:

"Interesting how Pete Carroll fought to keep Mark Sanchez in school, but not DE Everson Griffen, RB Joe McKnight and WR Damian Williams." - Adam Schefter via Twitter

Potential Seahawks in April? Carroll might wish Sanchez was.


Anonymous said...

Love this team but it has become a joke..I cannot fathom why we would pick this college retread when there are so many more qualified pro retreads already out there.

Another thing to ponder is that we have just said no to a HOFamer who put this franchise on the NFL map in order to pick up this college coach with a career .500 NFL coaching record..just asinine.

Patrick said...

The Homlgren era with Seattle is officially over. It was a good run, and one that many Seahawks fans will always remember, but the fact of the matter is, it's done. Now is perhaps time for the Pete Carroll area to begin, and I for one am absolutely thrilled.

Consider this before you bash Carroll as a retread, his NFL record for 4 years (33-31) is better than Homlgren's first 4 years with the Seahawks (31-33). I'm not trying to draw comparisons, I'm just saying that Pete Carroll could possibly be the next head coach of the Seattle Seahawks, and he deserves our respect.

I do have a question though Rob, I have heard many conflicting reports, but is Pete Carroll a 3-4 coach or a 4-3? I think this could have a big impact in the draft. If we switch to 3-4, I could really see us grab a DT at #14, especially if someone like Dan Williams is available.

Anonymous said...

I think I read that PC ran a 3-4 in 2008 and a 4-3 under in 2009.

Thomas said...

If we go 3-4 then if we pick Yalie mays then he could be a linebacker and we would have the ultimate defence if the NFC west

Kyle Rota said...

Patrick - I'm not Rob, but maybe I can help.

Pete Carroll does not run a 3-4, at least not in the sense people mean. Yeah, at times there were 3 DL and 4 LBs on the field (especially last year due to abundance of LB talent) but it was really a 4-3 with a LB acting as a stand-up DE.

Sounds like a 3-4, but the alignments and responsibilities are basically the same as you'd see in a 4-3. For example, there was no two-gap NT in Carroll's USC defenses in 2008 or 2009, which is pretty key for a 3-4. The DEs played 1-gap football, as well.

It's kind of an interesting system to watch, but it's not a 3-4.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if people who point out caroll's record know that he inherited a bill parcells team with drew bledsoe at qb.... just saying.

Rob Staton said...

I think I'm right in saying Bill Bellichick had a distinctly poor record after his first stint in the NFL (with Cleveland?). We can talk about records, but I think sometimes there can be reasons for a lack of success that you never find out. Nobody wants to say what the issue was with the team and Jim Mora's regime, but we could all see there were issues. Pete Carroll deserves the chance to come in and have the Seahawks' fans full support.

Annonymous - Holmgren was a tremendous asset for this team, a great man and a superb coach. But the Seahawks had to move on when he left the franchise last year. But is he keeping Mangini knowing that 5-6 games into 2010 if things aren't going well... he can step in and take over the coaching? Do we really want to return to the days of Holmgren being GM and coach?

We had some good days with Holmy, a Super Bowl and a lot of division titles. But it's time to move on.

Anonymous said...

Carroll's comment about Sanchez last year was specifically about QBs leaving early....which wouldn't apply to DEs, RBs, and WRs. Obviously, I think there were some selfish reasons as well. He really needed Sanchez for one more year at USC.

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