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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:05 am
  • JustTheTip wrote:I didn't say I was entertained by losing. My point is that, for me, wins in and of themselves are not entertaining.


    Why? Serious question.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:05 am
  • This team has a ton of injuries and really isn't that talented. Pete has them 11-4 in the toughest division in football with a chance to win the division next week. Come on with these weak post.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:06 am
  • getnasty wrote:This team has a ton of injuries and really isn't that talented. Pete has them 11-4 in the toughest division in football with a chance to win the division next week. Come on with these weak post.


    Yep. 11-4 with a shot at the division next week at home with this young injured team is a marvelous achievement.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:06 am
  • You don't fire Pete, but some changes need to be made to help him going forward in his 70's. He has way too much on his plate at this juncture.

    -Strip Pete of final say on personnel power. He still has the ability of course to give his input as the head coach, but JS has final say on personnel going forward, not Pete.

    -Give full offensive control to Schotty, if Pete doesn't trust him fully in that role than Pete can hire an OC he can trust in that position. Pete shouldn't be meddling with the offense at this stage, he has a defense that desperately needs his expertise, and full attention. It is frankly, and clearly, a distraction for Pete.

    -Pete focuses on defense, and HC responsibilities only. I think Pete is great at building a culture, and instilling the right attitude in his players. Let him focus on that, along with getting his defense right.

    -Pete goes to school on situational football in the off-season, and has a plan when those situations come up in the games instead of flying by the seat of his pants, burning timeouts, taking delay of games, because he doesn't know what to do in the heat of the moment. John Harbaugh has a mid-twenties analytics guy in his ear on 4th downs as an example, and he is making him look like a genius. Pete has some "yes" men instead and doesn't really listen to them. It is chaos.

    These changes would give the Seahawks the best of what Pete offers, and shields the Seahawks from his deficiencies, at his rapidly advancing age.

    If Pete is a team guy he will agree to these changes. If not then, Pete definitely has to go. It's only going to get worse. People don't get better in their 70's with that much on their plate. They either continue to get worse, or they crash and burn like Tom Coughlin. Getting better is not realistic. He needs to delegate more, and be stripped of some of his responsibilities. In a more focused role he can definitely be better.

    It's all pretty much moot anyway as I don't see him coaching for much longer. I will be very surprised if he is still coaching in 4 years. I would set the over/under @ 3.5 and I would take the under.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:10 am
  • Aros wrote:
    JustTheTip wrote:I didn't say I was entertained by losing. My point is that, for me, wins in and of themselves are not entertaining.


    Why? Serious question.


    Should starwars fans have been satisfied with the prequels simply because they were starwars movies? Same kind of thing.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:14 am
  • Fade wrote:You don't fire Pete, but some changes need to be made to help him going forward in his 70's. He has way too much on his plate at this juncture.

    -Strip Pete of final say on personnel power. He still has the ability of course to give his input as the head coach, but JS has final say on personnel going forward, not Pete.

    -Give full offensive control to Schotty, if Pete doesn't trust him fully in that role than Pete can hire an OC he can trust in that position. Pete shouldn't be meddling with the offense at this stage, he has a defense that desperately needs his expertise, and full attention. It is frankly, and clearly, a distraction for Pete.

    -Pete focuses on defense, and HC responsibilities only. I think Pete is great at building a culture, and instilling the right attitude in his players. Let him focus on that, along with getting his defense right.

    -Pete goes to school on situational football in the off-season, and has a plan when those situations come up in the games instead of flying by the seat of his pants, burning timeouts, taking delay of games, because he doesn't know what to do in the heat of the moment. John Harbaugh has a mid-twenties analytics guy in his ear on 4th downs as an example, and he is making him look like a genius. Pete has some "yes" men instead and doesn't really listen to them. It is chaos.

    These changes would give the Seahawks the best of what Pete offers, and shields the Seahawks from his deficiencies, at his rapidly advancing age.

    If Pete is a team guy he will agree to these changes. If not then, Pete definitely has to go. It's only going to get worse. People don't get better in their 70's with that much on their plate. They either continue to get worse, or they crash and burn like Tom Coughlin. Getting better is not realistic. He needs to delegate more, and be stripped of some of his responsibilities. In a more focused role he can definitely be better.

    It's all pretty much moot anyway as I don't see him coaching for much longer. I will be very surprised if he is still coaching in 4 years. I would set the over/under @ 3.5 and I would take the under.


    With the points given, I find them very reasonable and have been in the camp of Pete at the very least relinquishing some of that absolute power and focus on more micro things, rather than macro. Whether Shotty or some other OC, let them focus on the Offense and make those calls and Pete steps back to focus on defense and building on the young talent.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:18 am
  • Fade wrote:You don't fire Pete, but some changes need to be made to help him going forward in his 70's. He has way too much on his plate at this juncture.

    -Strip Pete of final say on personnel power. He still has the ability of course to give his input as the head coach, but JS has final say on personnel going forward, not Pete.

    -Give full offensive control to Schotty, if Pete doesn't trust him fully in that role than Pete can hire an OC he can trust in that position. Pete shouldn't be meddling with the offense at this stage, he has a defense that desperately needs his expertise, and full attention. It is frankly, and clearly, a distraction for Pete.

    -Pete focuses on defense, and HC responsibilities only. I think Pete is great at building a culture, and instilling the right attitude in his players. Let him focus on that, along with getting his defense right.

    -Pete goes to school on situational football in the off-season, and has a plan when those situations come up in the games instead of flying by the seat of his pants, burning timeouts, taking delay of games, because he doesn't know what to do in the heat of the moment. John Harbaugh has a mid-twenties analytics guy in his ear on 4th downs as an example, and he is making him look like a genius. Pete has some "yes" men instead and doesn't really listen to them. It is chaos.

    These changes would give the Seahawks the best of what Pete offers, and shields the Seahawks from his deficiencies, at his rapidly advancing age.

    If Pete is a team guy he will agree to these changes. If not then, Pete definitely has to go. It's only going to get worse. People don't get better in their 70's with that much on their plate. They either continue to get worse, or they crash and burn like Tom Coughlin. Getting better is not realistic. He needs to delegate more, and be stripped of some of his responsibilities. In a more focused role he can definitely be better.

    It's all pretty much moot anyway as I don't see him coaching for much longer. I will be very surprised if he is still coaching in 4 years. I would set the over/under @ 3.5 and I would take the under.

    Money post Fade! Spot on. :2thumbs:
    I’ll be forever grateful to Pete for our Super Bowl teams and the Lombardi trophy, but his 5 year “free pass” is up and changes in Pete’s responsibilities, need to change, and or be adjusted.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:22 am
  • JustTheTip wrote:Should starwars fans have been satisfied with the prequels simply because they were starwars movies? Same kind of thing.


    I guess I see what you are saying. Some wins feel hollow but they are still wins in the end. Some wins feel amazing but that win doesn't count any more than the hollow win. I suppose its whatever moves you and what entertainment to you means. I definitely get the notion that when we win but it feels hollow somehow (say barely scraping by a team we should dominate) which certainly is not as entertaining to me as a dominant performance that is completely satisfying.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:22 am
  • Aros wrote:We can part ways there. I am not entertained by losses, like, ever.

    Entertain me with victories. Not by excuses or cheap one liners after the game why you will learn from this loss and get better next time, blah blah. I am too old for that rhetoric. Yes, I get that the game in general is entertainment but losses are not entertainment, they are just disappointments and needless suffering, lol. :lol:

    Yes! :2thumbs:
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:17 am
  • warden wrote:Eight straight winning seasons,

    Seven of the last eight seasons in the playoffs

    Seven of the last eight seasons with double digit wins

    It is an extremely ridiculous notion to say Pete Carroll needs to go


    Yep. Also Pete Carroll did not cause all the injuries that have piled up to ruin the season.
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Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:24 am
  • Anyone flaming Carrol on this are also ones thought we wouldn’t make the playoffs this year at the beginning of the season. Be gone. Odds stacked right now but Jesus Christ on a bicycle son’t be so much of a fair weather. We were punting on this game coming in, no excuse for poor play but good lord and unfortunately intensified by awful injuries.


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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:24 am
  • DJ_CJ wrote:Anyone flaming Carrol on this are also ones thought we wouldn’t make the playoffs this year at the beginning of the season. Be gone. Odds stacked right now but Jesus Christ on a bicycle son’t be so much of a fair weather. We were punting on this game coming in, no excuse for poor play but good lord and unfortunately intensified by awful injuries.


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    The Cardinals still outscored us with their backup QB, freaking Hundley. How mental gymnastics do you need to do to explain away this game? Injuries are not an excuse here.

    Carroll was the reason we lost this game, plain and simple. The initial game plan was excellent, a perfect mix of pass and run. We were integrating short passes, and changing the tempo. The Cardinals didn't know which way we were going to hit them. What happened afterwards? Pete ball. We decided to throw that game plan in the fire and go with something that doesn't work

    The Seahawks turned back to forcing the deep ball with an offensive line that couldn't hold. They weren't even trying to hide the fact that they were blitzing us, and we continued to come at them with the same approach. Even when Carson and Procise went down Homer still was moving the ball when we weren't running into straight up run blitzes. To make things worse we were running into the spot where we were missing our starters (which is where they were attacking us). I don't think this was a Schotty deal, this looked like a Pete Carroll offense through and through.

    The play calling on both sides was trash, and it was only making things worse, like throwing gasoline on a fire. I'm seeing this more and more, coaching decisions costing us games. Really blatant, and obvious errors. A refusal to stick with what is working for us.

    We're never winning a Super Bowl, or even sniffing an NFC Championship again under Pete Carroll. At this stage in his career, Carroll is Marty Schottenheimer.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marty_ball Sound like anyone you know?
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:56 am
  • I once coached 3 indoor youth soccer teams in the same league. Two were my daughters teams, one year apart, and one was a catchall team of random players who signed up due to a league admin random foulup. Same coach, same practices (with adjustments for player skill level). So the younger daughter's team played the catchall team. I put my team manager in charge of rotations of my daughter's team, and devoted ALL my game-time coaching energy to the catchall team. Well, the game amounted to my coachless-for-the-day younger daughter's team scoring nearly at will against my catchall team. I worked as hard as I could, in-game, to put the catchall team in position to have any success at all, even though those players were one to two years older, bigger, faster than my daughter's team. May as well have been spitting in the ocean. The catchall players were not far enough along in their development for my in-game efforts, "adjustments" to matter much.

    I almost wonder if that's how it felt for Pete, Schotty, and Norton today as player after player went down. Our "JV" defense actually did a commendable job, all things considered. Our offense though... ouch! I am wondering if, with so many O-Line players playing out of position, if it was simply not feasible for Schotty to do anything other that TRY to get them to successfully run basic plays, and to avoid getting Russell killed. I mean, watch that sack where LT Jamarco Jones steps aside, inside, to allow Chandler Jones an uncontested immediate path to go sack Russell Wilson. Oops. With a week of practice of whatever combo of players are available, I am sure it HAS TO look better against the Niners. Hopefully it can't get worse. So, as awful as it was to watch, possibly Schotty gets a pass this one time.

    Anyway, so I did make progress with the catchall team, and they improved and made every other game close (except against the other daughters team) and even tied a couple experienced teams at the end of the season.

    I confess, prior to the win at SF, I did not see how the Hawks could pull it off. As it turned out, it was Diggs and Clowney who were key, along with a good game plan on both sides of the ball. So, give Pete and Schotty a week to prepare, and let's see what miracles they can work.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:42 am
  • Fade wrote:You don't fire Pete, but some changes need to be made to help him going forward in his 70's. He has way too much on his plate at this juncture.

    -Strip Pete of final say on personnel power. He still has the ability of course to give his input as the head coach, but JS has final say on personnel going forward, not Pete.

    -Give full offensive control to Schotty, if Pete doesn't trust him fully in that role than Pete can hire an OC he can trust in that position. Pete shouldn't be meddling with the offense at this stage, he has a defense that desperately needs his expertise, and full attention. It is frankly, and clearly, a distraction for Pete.

    -Pete focuses on defense, and HC responsibilities only. I think Pete is great at building a culture, and instilling the right attitude in his players. Let him focus on that, along with getting his defense right.

    -Pete goes to school on situational football in the off-season, and has a plan when those situations come up in the games instead of flying by the seat of his pants, burning timeouts, taking delay of games, because he doesn't know what to do in the heat of the moment. John Harbaugh has a mid-twenties analytics guy in his ear on 4th downs as an example, and he is making him look like a genius. Pete has some "yes" men instead and doesn't really listen to them. It is chaos.

    These changes would give the Seahawks the best of what Pete offers, and shields the Seahawks from his deficiencies, at his rapidly advancing age.

    If Pete is a team guy he will agree to these changes. If not then, Pete definitely has to go. It's only going to get worse. People don't get better in their 70's with that much on their plate. They either continue to get worse, or they crash and burn like Tom Coughlin. Getting better is not realistic. He needs to delegate more, and be stripped of some of his responsibilities. In a more focused role he can definitely be better.

    It's all pretty much moot anyway as I don't see him coaching for much longer. I will be very surprised if he is still coaching in 4 years. I would set the over/under @ 3.5 and I would take the under.

    Solid post!

    Although, I’ll be honest, I can’t see Pete releasing any control of the team.

    His over inflated ego won’t let him.

    He wanted the team to be Wilson led but his philosophy does not allow Wilson to make the most out of Wilson’s talents.

    The offensive line is clearly built to run block but now when the run does not work, there are no alternatives and even the coaching and play call does not make up for any deficiencies.

    Carroll only does what he knows and unfortunately it may be time to acknowledge that the game has passed Carroll.

    His tiresome, “You can’t win in the first quarter...” blah blah...is total BS!

    You can damn sure lose the game especially calling them and not making adjustments as he predictably does snap after snap and week after week.

    Losing a game is one thing but damn, this guy, clearly does not see and does not want to see what he absolutely sucks at!

    The game has passed Carroll over.

    His predictability is well known in the league.

    If Seattle can’t run the ball, and Wilson does not have any protection Seattle coaches do NOT adjust.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:50 am
  • You're the same person who started the 'Trade wagner' and 'Fire Norton and Schottenheimer' threads :lol: Think you need to relax chief.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:52 am
  • HawksSoc wrote:You're the same person who started the 'Trade wagner' and 'Fire Norton and Schottenheimer' threads :lol: Think you need to relax chief.

    Well if you want to accept that this team is going in the wrong direction then that’s your call.

    Cause whether or not you want to believe it, it’s damn true.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:57 am
  • TheLegendOfBoom wrote:
    HawksSoc wrote:You're the same person who started the 'Trade wagner' and 'Fire Norton and Schottenheimer' threads :lol: Think you need to relax chief.

    Well if you want to accept that this team is going in the wrong direction then that’s your call.

    Cause whether or not you want to believe it, it’s damn true.


    And to fix said wrong direction, you want to sack the HC, the OC and the DC, thereby sending us into the playoffs with no coaching? Along with trading the D's best player in the offseason? I agree Pete could do with modernising a little, but 11-4 teams don't tend to hit the reset button. I know how bad yesterday was, I was up till 1am my time watching it, but blowing it all up isn't the answer.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:15 am
  • John63 wrote:
    bmorepunk wrote:
    MontanaHawk05 wrote:
    TheLegendOfBoom wrote:In the NFL you’re only as good as the last game you played.

    It doesn’t matter what you previously done.


    This is a terrible posture to have.


    Kraft should have fired Belechick after those two straight losses. I mean, you're only as good as your last game. I can't believe they even gave him a chance after that first loss.



    Lol when was the last SB win for Belexhick? Last year, when was ours..6 years ago. Huge difference. In fact since we won our SB Belichick has won 3.


    That Super Bowl? 16 games ago for the Patriots. If you're only as "good as your last game" and the past doesn't matter, who cares if you won a Super Bowl then go on to lose your first game of the next season? You're only as good as your last game, apparently.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:18 am
  • Fade wrote:You don't fire Pete, but some changes need to be made to help him going forward in his 70's. He has way too much on his plate at this juncture.

    -Strip Pete of final say on personnel power. He still has the ability of course to give his input as the head coach, but JS has final say on personnel going forward, not Pete.

    -Give full offensive control to Schotty, if Pete doesn't trust him fully in that role than Pete can hire an OC he can trust in that position. Pete shouldn't be meddling with the offense at this stage, he has a defense that desperately needs his expertise, and full attention. It is frankly, and clearly, a distraction for Pete.

    -Pete focuses on defense, and HC responsibilities only. I think Pete is great at building a culture, and instilling the right attitude in his players. Let him focus on that, along with getting his defense right.

    -Pete goes to school on situational football in the off-season, and has a plan when those situations come up in the games instead of flying by the seat of his pants, burning timeouts, taking delay of games, because he doesn't know what to do in the heat of the moment. John Harbaugh has a mid-twenties analytics guy in his ear on 4th downs as an example, and he is making him look like a genius. Pete has some "yes" men instead and doesn't really listen to them. It is chaos.

    These changes would give the Seahawks the best of what Pete offers, and shields the Seahawks from his deficiencies, at his rapidly advancing age.

    If Pete is a team guy he will agree to these changes. If not then, Pete definitely has to go. It's only going to get worse. People don't get better in their 70's with that much on their plate. They either continue to get worse, or they crash and burn like Tom Coughlin. Getting better is not realistic. He needs to delegate more, and be stripped of some of his responsibilities. In a more focused role he can definitely be better.

    It's all pretty much moot anyway as I don't see him coaching for much longer. I will be very surprised if he is still coaching in 4 years. I would set the over/under @ 3.5 and I would take the under.


    Great post and couldn't agree more. The coaching decisions yesterday and really it's been a theme all year should at the least worry us about moving forward. His in game decisions are league worst bad. That's not good enough especially when it's an easy fix. He is supposed to be a defensive genius but its trended down for 6 straight years and only the two trades really helped them this year or it would be even worse. If we don't win a playoff game this year it will have been multiple seasons without a single win. That's not good enough.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:52 am
  • Face the facts that Carroll as a HC has seen his best years come and go . He is a old-school coach in an evolving league that will leave him and the Hawks behind . He's too old and stubborn to change now . His past successes are meaningless at this point . What has he done for the Hawks lately ? That's the question . Hopefully next season he will assign himself to HO duties and promote a HC from within or look outside the organization .
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:35 am
  • This just in the Seahawks are 11-4. One of the best teams in the NFL...again!
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:48 am
  • So fire everyone in your other thread and you forgot the coach too and so created a separate thread for that?

    Making the playoff 8 out of 10 years does suck though.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 10:52 am
  • gabel wrote:This just in the Seahawks are 11-4. One of the best teams in the NFL...again!


    Have you been watching games buddy? They could easily be the lost washed up Chargers with the way the play games razor close. You know why the Chargers are in that position while Seahawks are a polar opposite cause Wilson is better than Rivers in the clutch despite the idiotic coaching that goes on during games usually.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:58 am
  • Hawk-Lock wrote:This post is why I rarely post on this forum. A bunch of clueless knee jerk reaction fans. You do realize Pete is one of the best coaches in the NFL? We have mediocre talent throughout every position except QB and we have a chance at winning the division next week.


    No he's not, not even close. He put together a historic defense, had a pro bowl RB and elite QB and and despite his ineptude, managed to win a SB and piss away another. Cudos for that. He has proven year after year since then, he cannot adapt, cannot game plan or game manage, and cannot or will not admit his strategy has been figured out long ago and is stale.

    Those who can't see this simply don't want to. Hopefully he's gone while Wilson is still in his prime, and we get a coach in here who will put him behind a real offensive line and allows him to shine like he can..

    The only reason this clown is still winning games is because Wilson bails him out on a weekly basis, when they finally open up the playbook in the 4th quarter.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:21 pm
  • Some of Pete's ongoing tendencies are annoying - playclock management, in-game decision making at times, decisions about coaching staff, inability to put teams away etc. At times, they lead to negative plays, and on certain occasions, losses.

    However, his overall program mentality, positivity, and belief in his players leads to overall success. I've resigned myself to the fact that he's going to be inconsistent; he's going to make decisions that seem odd and crazy at times, etc. But he's lead our team through amazing highs, and mitigated the lows. We witnessed the end of a legendary era in Seahawks football, witnessed a roster overhaul and the dismantling of a legendary D, and didn't have to go through a rebuild. We remained relevant, and I believe our W / L record has exceeded our talent in recent seasons.

    I get the sense that many feel like we win in spite of Pete's program. That with a different person at the helm, with the same primary players, we'd be better off. In certain instances - and in games like yesterday - maybe so. Overall however, I think not. Not yet anyway...still too many W's put in the bank recently. Might be ugly W's, but wins nonetheless.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:34 pm
  • One win from a division title and a first round bye and you want to fire the coach. Mind boggling
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:11 pm
  • xray wrote:Face the facts that Carroll as a HC has seen his best years come and go . He is a old-school coach in an evolving league that will leave him and the Hawks behind . He's too old and stubborn to change now . His past successes are meaningless at this point . What has he done for the Hawks lately ? That's the question . Hopefully next season he will assign himself to HO duties and promote a HC from within or look outside the organization .


    Pete has reinvented himself several times during his coaching career, while having consistent high-level success for the last 20 years. Many of us agree that it's time for him to reinvent himself again, but we differ wildly on the details. Fade had some realistic, positive options in his excellent post. Especially relevant points about the situational part and the mention of John Harbaugh's approach.

    You and others seem to basically be advocating a Jerry Jones approach to running the team, old-school, punitive, Mike Ditka and Mike Singletary style. I am not intending to pick specifically on you; I suspect you're actually a "moderate" in that camp, compared to the some of the "overreaction extremists". How ironic that the "Fire Pete!" overreaction extremists cannot see that their "immediate emotional overreaction" is a damaging and narcissistic management style that has LONG AGO been passed by, by much more modern approaches such as the one Pete has adopted. Case in point this season, Jason Myers, and his mid-season FG struggles, some screamed out for the team to "Cut Myers" and find a "better" kicker off the free-agent scrap heap. AS IF. Pete calmly, wisely responded that Myers is our kicker and we believe in him. During the Cards game, I think the announcers mentioned that Myers was on a streak of 11 straight made FGs. Emotional overreaction, or Pete's approach? Pete, for the WIN, on that one.

    That said, it's reasonable for the team ownership to have a conversation with Pete, to maximize his effectiveness, and have him delegate to take some things off his plate. Fade's post provides some excellent points the team ownership could use as a starting point for that conversation. This is where we miss Paul Allen, and can only hope Jody and the ownership group can put together some sort of well-managed approach the way Paul seemed to always manage to.

    Fade wrote:-Give full offensive control to Schotty, if Pete doesn't trust him fully in that role than Pete can hire an OC he can trust in that position. Pete shouldn't be meddling with the offense at this stage, he has a defense that desperately needs his expertise, and full attention. It is frankly, and clearly, a distraction for Pete.

    -Pete focuses on defense, and HC responsibilities only. I think Pete is great at building a culture, and instilling the right attitude in his players. Let him focus on that, along with getting his defense right.

    -Pete goes to school on situational football in the off-season, and has a plan when those situations come up in the games instead of flying by the seat of his pants, burning timeouts, taking delay of games, because he doesn't know what to do in the heat of the moment. John Harbaugh has a mid-twenties analytics guy in his ear on 4th downs as an example, and he is making him look like a genius. Pete has some "yes" men instead and doesn't really listen to them. It is chaos.


    Right now, the ONLY active coaches that are on the same level with Pete in terms of overall, consistent, long-term NFL success would be Evil Hoodie, John Harbaugh, and you could make a decent case for Mike Tomlin. The next tier down would include guys like Mike Zimmer and Andy Reid, and possibly a couple others.

    Pete's success comes despite some major front office flubs (to use kinder words) like Percy Harvin, Jimmy Graham, Malik McDowell, and generally underwhelming success with first round picks the last few years. Pete has some major areas of strength and success where he is a pioneer and the class of the league. Those areas of strength have carried him past his weaknesses and overcome organizational screwups. He is in fact due for another modernization, for his last few years of NFL coaching. If anyone can do it, based on track record of successful self-reinventions, it would be Pete.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:11 pm
  • TwilightError wrote:
    warden wrote:Eight straight winning seasons,

    Seven of the last eight seasons in the playoffs

    Seven of the last eight seasons with double digit wins

    It is an extremely ridiculous notion to say Pete Carroll needs to go


    Yep. Also Pete Carroll did not cause all the injuries that have piled up to ruin the season.

    I don’t think anyone here has claimed that.
    Pretty weak straw man argument there.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:24 pm
  • Please close this thread and ban the author permanently.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:31 pm
  • Does anybody think Pete Carroll looks like an old Trent Reznor? Or does Trent Reznor look like a young Pete Carroll? Mind blown!!!*

    *Not the only thing on my body blown recently lOLOLOLOL
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:43 pm
  • Largent80 wrote:So fire everyone in your other thread and you forgot the coach too and so created a separate thread for that?

    Making the playoff 8 out of 10 years does suck though.


    It is just beyond belief to hear the screaming mimis wail about firing Pete after every loss. The fact that we were literally the #1 seed two days ago is now ancient history, LOL.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:52 pm
  • Quite amazing that people think that we can simply throw away great coaches so easily and be better off. We have been lucky for several years, realizing a level of success we have only dreamed of in the past. I understand you want to have a higher standard and expect this to continue but as all things, they don't last. Change will come for our leadership at some point and it will be sad that no other coach has been able to reproduce what Pete has brought here, including our coaches inside the Seahawks. We will look back on these bad days as a blip on an otherwise successful run.

    As for those stating that we are wasting resources, we were at 55.7% of the cap spent on the offense this year. This is only the 2nd year out of the last 6 that offense has had more spending. We all know they needed to shore up the offensive line and signing Brown and others was the way to do it. Unfortunately, injuries take their toll, and the best ability to have in sports is availability. All the spending in the world won't save a team from injuries that occur.

    Maybe we can catch lightning in a bottle and somehow manage to overcome. I surely hope so. I would much rather trade some of these negative fans for another OT or RB though.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 2:06 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:
    TwilightError wrote:
    warden wrote:Eight straight winning seasons,

    Seven of the last eight seasons in the playoffs

    Seven of the last eight seasons with double digit wins

    It is an extremely ridiculous notion to say Pete Carroll needs to go


    Yep. Also Pete Carroll did not cause all the injuries that have piled up to ruin the season.

    I don’t think anyone here has claimed that.
    Pretty weak straw man argument there.



    His point (which you know) is that injuries, not coaching incompetence, are the root of yesterdays problems.

    Pete has flaws. They may be becoming more numerous as the years go by.

    But he also is the best coach we have ever had.

    The correct stance (as I have seen from Fade and others here today) is that Pete is great, has been great, but may need to consider altering his role moving forward if these in game gaffes keep showing up.

    11-4 with this roster deserves credit. In the hunt for a first round bye going into week 17 in this stacked NFC deserves credit. Those doing nothing but bashing Pete are off base. Anyone saying he can do no wrong are also off base.

    He doesnt need to go. Yet. But re-evaluating things is just fine imo.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:40 pm
  • League has adapted in a lot of ways to what we do, offense and defense, we other then when Quinn was here have played bend don't break a lot, maybe we need more aggressive approach. Offense the same thing, our offense can move the ball when the restrictions are off, take them off all the time.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:15 pm
  • TheLegendOfBoom wrote:Losing the way Seattle lost today should piss you off!

    Too many blind posters that fail to see the reality of how bad it is even with the record as is..


    Or perhaps you are blinded to success by your out of control emotions and personal agenda?

    Different fourth down decisions would not have turned this game. Good teams lose to "worse" teams for reasons other than the head coach. Shanahan's 49ers and Payton's Saints, both in far better health, lost to the Falcons. McVay lost the playoffs altogether.

    Who EXACTLY are these great new coaching prospects -- who never lose to "inferior" teams -- that are going to replace the #2 most successful coach of the decade? A coach who took middling NFL teams to playoff victories even without Russell Wilson, who got to two superbowls and at least one playoff victory most years with Wilson, and who by the way also utterly dominated college football with umpteen different quarterbacks. Don't live in the past? Try not living in an imaginary future.

    Posts about devoting excess resources to the defense are far more outdated than Pete Carroll will ever be. They show just how seriously this agenda takes on the facts. The Seahawks have the #21 salary cap allocation to defense.

    Pete is going nowhere no matter how much people with self-regulation issues can't handle a loss by a team ravaged with injuries.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:58 pm
  • Carroll runs everything...very similar to Bill Bellichick...He answers mostly to himself . He needs to give himself a promotion to GM with Schneider as vice GM...and promote a new HC or go outside to get one...anything to get him off the sidelines on game day . I think there are more than a few in here that would be OK with that scenario . IMO
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 5:24 pm
  • olyfan63 wrote:
    Right now, the ONLY active coaches that are on the same level with Pete in terms of overall, consistent, long-term NFL success would be Evil Hoodie, John Harbaugh, and you could make a decent case for Mike Tomlin. The next tier down would include guys like Mike Zimmer and Andy Reid, and possibly a couple others.

    Pete's success comes despite some major front office flubs (to use kinder words) like Percy Harvin, Jimmy Graham, Malik McDowell, and generally underwhelming success with first round picks the last few years. Pete has some major areas of strength and success where he is a pioneer and the class of the league. Those areas of strength have carried him past his weaknesses and overcome organizational screwups. He is in fact due for another modernization, for his last few years of NFL coaching. If anyone can do it, based on track record of successful self-reinventions, it would be Pete.


    McVay, coached circles around him.

    Shanny is widely regarded as the best playcaller in the NFL. And I agree.

    Cliff Kingsbury?!???! Who had a losing record in the Big-12. Yeah, that guy. Coached circles around him.

    He isn't even the best coach in his own division, and you want to put him in the S-tier??? :D

    His body of work is pretty great, but that doesn't really matter going forward.

    The Seahawks are and have been a sloppy team for a long time, and I can't tell you the last time they played a complete game.


    He is 70! He isn't going to get better doing it how he is doing it now. He needs help, and must delegate more.

    Regular season record is more a QB thing. Then you get to the playoffs, and everyone mostly has a good QB. So It then comes down to defense, running game, and coaching.

    Pete Carroll's regular season record does not impress me. Mike McCarthy won regular season ball games and 1 Superbowl with Aaron Rodgers, you must be mighty impressed by him. S-Tier for sure.

    Pete is in charge of those front office flubs btw. And he will be drafting another RB in the 1st round. :shock:
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:24 pm
  • Imo if Pete coached any one of the other 3 teams he would be in the same place. Competing for the west title. We may have the weakest roster of the 4.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:31 pm
  • Ive been beating the lack of talent drum for a while. It unpopular with some because they love Schneider but this is the keast 5alemted roster we have had since 2010.

    If Carroll was coaching Dallas they have homefiekd throughout locked up 2 weeks ago.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:26 pm
  • NOTE: This post has been deleted 5/22/20, ------- this comes after multiple unprovoked attacks on me by the @$$h0le acer1240. I will never post here again. This site has officially gone to hell & I'll never return.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:13 pm
  • Fade wrote:
    olyfan63 wrote:
    Right now, the ONLY active coaches that are on the same level with Pete in terms of overall, consistent, long-term NFL success would be Evil Hoodie, John Harbaugh, and you could make a decent case for Mike Tomlin. The next tier down would include guys like Mike Zimmer and Andy Reid, and possibly a couple others.

    Pete's success comes despite some major front office flubs (to use kinder words) like Percy Harvin, Jimmy Graham, Malik McDowell, and generally underwhelming success with first round picks the last few years. Pete has some major areas of strength and success where he is a pioneer and the class of the league. Those areas of strength have carried him past his weaknesses and overcome organizational screwups. He is in fact due for another modernization, for his last few years of NFL coaching. If anyone can do it, based on track record of successful self-reinventions, it would be Pete.


    McVay, coached circles around him.

    Shanny is widely regarded as the best playcaller in the NFL. And I agree.

    Cliff Kingsbury?!???! Who had a losing record in the Big-12. Yeah, that guy. Coached circles around him.

    He isn't even the best coach in his own division, and you want to put him in the S-tier??? :D

    His body of work is pretty great, but that doesn't really matter going forward.

    The Seahawks are and have been a sloppy team for a long time, and I can't tell you the last time they played a complete game.


    He is 70! He isn't going to get better doing it how he is doing it now. He needs help, and must delegate more.

    Regular season record is more a QB thing. Then you get to the playoffs, and everyone mostly has a good QB. So It then comes down to defense, running game, and coaching.

    Pete Carroll's regular season record does not impress me. Mike McCarthy won regular season ball games and 1 Superbowl with Aaron Rodgers, you must be mighty impressed by him. S-Tier for sure.

    Pete is in charge of those front office flubs btw. And he will be drafting another RB in the 1st round. :shock:


    Fade

    At minimum he's going to be 3 and 3 agaisnt those coaches that you just talked about and outside of Arizona we have the least talented roster and for sure the most the most injuried riddle. If that's truly the case then coaching circles around him is a tad bit overstated at best.

    The Arizona game was a horrible performance no doubt but look no further then Atl beating the Saints and Niners, it happens. At least with Pete those type of games are few and far in between.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:23 pm
  • TheLegendOfBoom wrote:Can we draft a new head coach?

    Can we go after Urban Meyer???

    I’d like to see him as coach.


    Then you will blame Meyer's for Wilson's shortcoming's. People need to wake up and realize its Russ. He needs a lot of help to be successful. Without success in the running game Wilson's not scaring anyone. Maybe he will prove me wrong and carry this team to a victory over SF and go deep in the playoffs with a sub par rushing attack. That's what Elite Qb's do.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Thu Dec 26, 2019 3:10 pm
  • I would be fine with cleaning house starting with Pete if they had a plan to replace him and John. There are other coaches and GM's out there.

    Regardless it's time the Seahawks start seriously planning for a new head coach and GM. I give Pete and John one more year after this one and if were still losing in the first round of the playoffs or miss them altogether i'd replace them both.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:39 pm
  • If you look at this roster top to bottomtheres no way we should be going to the playoffs. GB, Pitt, Bal, NO all had down years. We arecrebuilding on the fly and lucky enough to still get into the dance.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:50 pm
  • RCATES wrote:
    TheLegendOfBoom wrote:Can we draft a new head coach?

    Can we go after Urban Meyer???

    I’d like to see him as coach.


    Then you will blame Meyer's for Wilson's shortcoming's. People need to wake up and realize its Russ. He needs a lot of help to be successful. Without success in the running game Wilson's not scaring anyone. Maybe he will prove me wrong and carry this team to a victory over SF and go deep in the playoffs with a sub par rushing attack. That's what Elite Qb's do.

    Genius post. Have you considered a job as an analyst on NFL games. Takes like that should get you hired quickly. :sarcasm_off:





    John63 must not have seen this post yet.
    Probably too busy posting for 342nd time that the signing of Marshawn proves Pete's stubbornness adhering to the run game will keep Russ from being a hero Sunday cuz winning for him is secondary to Russ piling up the stats so he post about how great Russ is.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:09 pm
  • Northwest Seahawk wrote:I would be fine with cleaning house starting with Pete if they had a plan to replace him and John. There are other coaches and GM's out there.

    Regardless it's time the Seahawks start seriously planning for a new head coach and GM. I give Pete and John one more year after this one and if were still losing in the first round of the playoffs or miss them altogether i'd replace them both.



    Name me other Coaches and GM's out there that have the second most wins in the last ten years, have went to two Super Bowls.

    I want to see this list and will be waiting.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:18 pm
  • Carroll had a top tier D for several season and Wilson . The top tier D is long gone and Carroll has been riding Wilson's coat tails for years. This season the Hawks would be 7-9 without Wilson.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:21 pm
  • "This season the (insert team) would be (insert record) without the (choose good/bad) play of their QB (insert QBs name)"
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:28 pm
  • RCATES wrote:
    TheLegendOfBoom wrote:Can we draft a new head coach?

    Can we go after Urban Meyer???

    I’d like to see him as coach.


    Then you will blame Meyer's for Wilson's shortcoming's. People need to wake up and realize its Russ. He needs a lot of help to be successful. Without success in the running game Wilson's not scaring anyone. Maybe he will prove me wrong and carry this team to a victory over SF and go deep in the playoffs with a sub par rushing attack. That's what Elite Qb's do.


    He did exactly that in 2016 - injured. Almost did it in 2017 but got Blair Walsh'ed.

    Of course, you've heard this before from everyone on this board. I'm assuming you just don't care.
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Re: Pete Carroll needs to go
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:46 pm
  • Pete Carroll did go....Check your burrito.
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