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Pete Carroll is tackling a problem head on

Pete Carroll may be one of the oldest head coaches in the NFL, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t among the most innovative. And as head man of the defending Super Bowl champs (sorry for the reminder), what Carroll has to say these days carries a little bit of clout. Carroll’s latest effort is to make tackling in football safer and more effective. Judging by the success his Seattle...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Seahawks-Chargers Game is Important

The Seattle Seahawks head to Southern California to take on another playoff team from last season in the form of the San Diego Chargers. Pete Carroll’s squad does so riding high after an opening-week blowout victory of the Green Bay Packers in their first real games since winning the Super Bowl last February.  San Diego is coming off a disappointing loss to the Arizona Cardinals...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Earl Thomas will no longer return punts

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll announced on Wednesday that Earl Thomas will no longer return punts. Pete Carroll said Bryan Walters is now the primary punt returner. Carroll said Earl Thomas' focus on PR was taking away at safety. — John Boyle (@johnpboyle) September 10, 2014 Smart move. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: '...
Via Pro Football Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll says Ray Rice incident will change way he evaluates players

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says the Ray Rice incident has changed him and the way he evaluates players. “It will never be the same,” Carroll said. “I have to admit, my awareness is different than it was and will never be the same. Hopefully, we can head off any issue that could come up in the future.” Carroll said he has spoken to the team about the Rice situation and...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll finally changes course on punt returns

After months of Seattle Seahawks fans agonizing over the situation at punt returner, it appears that head coach Pete Carroll has finally decided to listen to reason. Since June free safety Earl Thomas has been listed at the top of the depth chart at punt returner. At the time I came out against the idea, and wondered if it was not some elaborate practical joke by Carroll. As it turned...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Carroll admits he borrowed his trick play from Auburn

Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll admitted that he borrowed the fake read-option play from Auburn. “We’ll go anywhere to find a play,” the Seattle coach said afterward, via Robert Klemko of “And that one—uh, Muschamp at Florida, no … Auburn. They ran it. Give Gus Malzahn credit. That’s a great play. I kept telling them [the offensive staff and players] this...
Via Pro Football Zone
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks, Carroll fined $300K for offseason rules violation

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the Seahawks and HC Pete Carroll have been fined over $300,000 for violation of the offseason non-contact rules. According to the report, Carroll’s fine is “at least” $100,000 and the Seahawks received a fine “in excess of $200,000.” Mortensen adds that Seattle will be docked two 2015 minicamp practices after their June 16th OTA...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks: Is Pete Carroll promising a better offensive line?

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll interviewed this morning with 710 ESPN Seattle radio. Topics ranged from the NFL calling the Seahawks to admit Tharold Simon‘s illegal contact penalty should not have been called to fans worrying about Earl Thomas returning punts. “It’s another football play,” said Carroll, “You can worry all you want. I don’t live in the world...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh won’t accept Pete Carroll’s ice bucket challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has swept through the NFL. Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was the latest participant and he nominated the other three NFC West coaches. Now the #IceBucketChallenge goes out to the other NFC West coaches! Jim Harbaugh, @CoachJeffFisher & @BruceArians… you're up! #ALS — Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) August 12, 2014 Bruce Arians and Jeff Fisher...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll isn’t on the hot seat, but one NFC West guy is

The NFL season is upon us. Yes, it’s still six weeks until training camps get started. And sure, the regular-season opener isn’t for 84 days. But with voluntary OTAs and mandatory minicamps underway, every team in the league has already started their preparation for 2014. That means coaching staffs have already begun evaluating talent, molding their roster, installing systems...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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