How this current Seahawks team is built and how Seattle is performing week in and week out is on Pete Carroll!
It’s “Pete ball” all the time, every time regardless of Seattle’s strengths and weaknesses both offensively and defensively. I am tired of watching PC not change or evolve as a head coach. Seattle is wasting the talents of Russell Wilson, DK Metcalf, Lockett, Everett, etc. This “Pete ball” philosophy only works with a young inexperience team/ QB, a good solid O-line and a mega talented defense! Without those three elements, “Pete ball” has not and will not work.
I was super optimistic about Shane Waldron coming over to the Haws and bringing the Rams playbook full of deception, movement, counters, screens, different personnel groupings, etc. with him. Unfortunately, Pete put an end to 99% of that stuff immediately, and is now is exclusively running the same old obvious, figured out, zero innovation “Pete ball” crap!
It’s the same old repetitive offensive and defensive game plan, week after week and game after game. It sucks watching teams like the Patriots with a rookie QB significantly alter their game plan from week to week both on offense and defense, knowing full well that Seattle will not change “what they do” regardless of who their opponent is. I am sick and tired of watching Pete Carroll play not to lose instead of playing to win!
With all that being said, there will be huge consequences the next couple of years if Pete Carroll stays on as the HC
1. Russell Wilson will leave. Why would he want to stay here to continue playing “Pete ball” behind a subpar offensive line? His talent is being wasted…big time!
2. DK Metcalf will not resign in Seattle. He is all but gone! Why would he want to be part of the “Pete ball” offense, when he could sign with a team that has a dynamic offense that will actually utilize his talents.
3. Quality offensive/Defensive coordinators won’t want to play in Seattle for a coach that is primitive, inflexible and only sees the game through one (his) lens.
The worst (and scary) part of all of all this is that PC thinks his current system and philosophy IS NOT the problem with this team, but rather it’s the refs or the positioning of the players, lack of talent, etc. I listed to the press conference this week (as well as the interview on 710 radio) and Pete still thinks that HIS philosophy will win in today’s NFL. When asked about play calling against Arizona, Pete said that the plays that were called were correct! PC said they needed to tweak some thing and that they are playing hard! You think so Pete? PC also said Russ did some, “really good thing”??? Really Pete?
It was a good run, but there is no question that Pete needs to go. Let the new coach bring in new staff and then make a determination about Russell’s future here in Seattle. I have a feeling that offensive coordinators and coaches around the NFL would be salivating to coach a QB talent like Russ!