http://www.hawksnest12.com/Rob, would you have a preference between the trio or Will Lewis, John Schneider and Marc Ross based on previous organizational drafts? None of the three can be held accountable for misses, nor given credit for hits.. But is there something to be drawn from the track record of the drafts they were involved in?
I'll be very surprised if any of those three are with the Seahawks. I fully expect Pete Carroll to hand pick a guy who will get the 'GM' title but ultimately just be around to do some of the work for Carroll (evaluations, contracts etc). Carroll will be the major decision maker, that's why he's moving to Seattle.Of the the three you've listed Ross intrigues me the most as a very intelligent man who started in scouting at a young age. But then as I said, I don't think we'll be bringing in a bona fide GM.
I think the Hawks have all but guaranteed that won't be the case.http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/sports_blog/2010/01/pete-carroll-will-just-be-seahawks-coach.htmlAt this point, I think Carroll will be involved in the decision making process, but there will be a formal hiring to appease the Fritz Pollard Alliance.I would actually be surprised if one of those three aren't involved.
Evaluating talent is a complex full time job. Head coaching is the same. One man can only do both jobs somewhat poorly.
I think it's an over reaction by the media. Essentially, the Seahawks have told a group who's job is to make sure the Rooney rule is followed through - the thing they need to hear so Seattle avoid the fine and comply with the rules.Ask yourself this - does Pete Carroll seriously come to Seattle to answer to Marc Ross, Will lewis or John Schneider? I think it's almost certainly guaranteed that won't be the case.He'll be head coach and have another title (basically, whatever it is, he'll be 'President'). They'll appoint a GM and give him 'powers', but it'll be a Carroll guy answering to Carroll.
I'll add, if it's not Pat Kirwan for GM, I'll be surprised. He and Carroll are very close.
So Paul Allen is lying? I don't buy it.
good story. I'm wishing well for carroll if he is indeed the next coach of the seahawks. he has a daunting task ahead of him, and certainly a lot of critics who think he will fail. but he did a phenomenal job at USC, and I'm willing to stand behind him and give him my support.
It won't be Paul Allen. But basically, the Seahawks aren't going to be held to ransom by some group that there's to make sure the Rooney rule gets pushed through.Yesterday they announced that Seattle couldn't appoint Carroll as Pres/GM and satisfy the Rooney rule. Today, Seattle says Carroll won't have full control and holds the interview with Frazier. Everything being done today is to make sure the path is cleared for Carroll to come in.As I said, Pete Carroll doesn't come here to answer to a guy like Marc Ross or Will Lewis. He comes here to be 'the man'. The Seahawks will appoint a GM with some powers, but it'll be the person Pete Carroll tells them to get and it'll be someone he knows, has worked with and has a relationship with. Marc Ross' interview will satisfy the Rooney rule for the GM position to be given to Pat Kirwan or another Carroll favorite.
I might be way off, but I actually really hope Carroll becomes more than just our head coach. I want him to be coach/ president. Although I'm sure it adds a tremendous amount of pressure, I think the more control he's given the better chance we'll get. He has a tremendous eye for talent, and I'd love to see him in an Andy Reid type role. Amazing video. I saw a short video on ESPN just last week, about a young USC fan who was losing his sight. Pete Carroll heard about this, and the video showed how Pete included this young boy in not just USC practices but on the sideline during games and actually in the locker room. It was an amazing story and well... Pete Carroll just seems like an amazing individual, and one that would be a tremendous asset to any NFL team.
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