January 12, 2010 |
Throughout his USC career, Pete Carroll downplayed the notion he had something to prove in the pros, that his mediocre record as coach of the New York Jets and New England Patriots gnawed at him. But the Seattle Seahawks executive who Monday hired Carroll as coach believes that something-to-prove mentality indeed helped lure him back to the NFL. "He's got a little bit of a chip on his shoulder," Tod Leiweke, Seahawks chief executive, told...
January 11, 2010 |
Going from college to the pros in coaching might be compared to stepping out of a warm house into a cold and damp Seattle winter. Pete Carroll, get ready to turn your collar up. Maybe there's a reason Carroll was 33-31 as a head coach of the New England Patriots and New York Jets and 97-19 at USC. Maybe his rah-rah personality and having candy-store pick of the talent properly correlate with the disparity between his pro/college win-loss...
January 9, 2010 |
No matter how many times he said "psyched" or "blast" or did cannonballs into the university pool, Pete Carroll was always going to leave USC and go back to the National Football League. The only questions were the time, the date, the team, the billionaire owner and whether Carroll would: 1) get out on top, after a national championship; or 2) bolt for the door after a one-win-shy-of-10 season and the NCAA cops in his rearview mirror. So the final answer looks as if it's: No. 2. Carroll appears headed to the Seattle Seahawks -- not long after a judge ruled he could be deposed in the long-running Reggie Bush case, USC self-imposed sanctions on the basketball program, quarterback Aaron Corp transferred to lower-division Richmond and tailback Joe McKnight and star receiver Damian Williams declared for the NFL draft.
January 15, 2007 |
Chicago Bears defensive end and resident philosopher Alex Brown reflected on the place Sunday's 27-24 overtime victory over the Seattle Seahawks might warrant in team annals. "This game right here, it'll be an instant classic," Brown said after the NFC semifinal. "Great game. Somebody has to win and lose, and unfortunately ... " Brown hesitated. There are limits to sportsmanship. "No, fortunately, Seattle had to lose."
January 11, 2007 |
The Seattle Seahawks' secondary has been chewed up because of injuries, but somehow it keeps getting the job done. Cornerbacks Kelly Herndon (broken ankle), Jimmy Williams (knee sprain) and Marcus Trufant (ankle sprain) will not play against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, leaving Seattle with the same makeshift secondary that was effective in Saturday's wild-card victory over Dallas.
February 7, 2006 |
It wasn't so much the swirling yellow towels that frustrated the Seattle Seahawks in their 21-10 Super Bowl defeat to Pittsburgh. It was the raining yellow flags, some of which will be debated into the foreseeable future. A day after the loss, Seahawk Coach Mike Holmgren was still simmering over what he saw as poor officiating. "We knew it was going to be tough going against the Pittsburgh Steelers," Holmgren told fans at a rally at Qwest Field in Seattle.