My Love/Hate Relationship With The Coach!
Pete Carroll can be a bit of a polarizing character at times. There are a large number of Seahawks fans that love him and there are quite a few who do not share the feeling.
Some fans flat out hate the guy and believe he should be replaced immediately.
I tend to fall into the first category for the most part:
I love the fact that he doesn’t get wrapped up in his love for the players.
Yes, he loves each and every player on the team and is known as a bit of a players coach but he has the ability to get down to business and be the tough guy when it’s called for.
It amuses me when people think he’s bringing in this guy or that guy because of the previous attachments to them because he has proven time and time again that he wants a Seahawks team full of winners who buy into HIS system.
It doesn’t matter who you are to him, if you aren’t doing what he expects from you then you’re going to get a one way ticket out of town. I’m pretty sure he would fire his own mother.
I love his passion for the game.
There is not a player, coach or fan in that stadium that wants a victory more than Pete himself. Though he’s not a Seattle guy who grew up loving the Pacific North West and all the teams here he is a Seahawk and Blue and Green runs through his veins.
He is the type of guy that gets up in the morning and greets the day with a smile on his face looking forward to what each moment holds in store.
The few times I have had the pleasure of speaking with him I could not help but have a better rest of my day. His attitude is contagious and he is just as hyper and energetic in person as he is on the field.
I love the fact that he has a vision.
He doesn’t do things by chance, he doesn’t get caught up in the way other people do things. Will his vision bring a Super Bowl Championship to Seattle?
I don’t know but I think it very well could.
Whether or not it does, one thing is for sure and that is the Seattle Seahawks are a much better team across the board (excluding QB) than the one he took over 2 years ago.
I hate the fact that he gets to wrapped up in the moment at times.
Sometimes he gets to a point during the course of a game where what he is trying to do isn’t working and instead of switching it up he keeps hitting his head against the wall.
He makes a lot of good adjustments, don’t get me wrong.
I hate the way he manages the play clock.
There were several times throughout the season where I was left scratching my head wondering what he was thinking.
I hate his track record with offensive coordinators.
It seems no matter who he chooses (Darrell Bevell or Jeremy Bates) they do a terrible job. I was one of Bevell’s biggest supporters throughout the season because I was giving him a break for the hand he was dealt.
Watching the Cardinals game (last game of 2011) I saw one of the worst offensive games I have ever seen called at any level of football.
Whether you love him, hate him or fall somewhere in the middle the fact is he has a vision and the Seahawks appear to be prepared to see what it holds in store if given the time to develop.
I see no reason to think that he will not see out the 5 year contract he signed when he was hired as the Seahawks head coach.
I would not be surprised if he is offered an extension before he enters the final year of his contract.