Colin Cowherd has been all over Pete Carroll lately, admitting that as much as he likes him personally (like most everyone), he doesn’t believe Carroll is getting the job done for the Seahawks any longer, describing the Seahawks’ offense (basically the Russell Wilson show) as “prehistoric.”
Cowherd — “Has anybody ever said that franchise up in Seattle feels lopsided. Pete controls personnel. Pete controls the defense. Pete controls the offensive line. How about just a little pushback?
“I’m not asking for dismissals and firings, but it is interesting that there is this pacific northwest shield around Pete. There’s a downside to having all that power, and nobody outside of Belichick has all that power. Pete and Belichick totally run their franchises. By the way, neither has been great on Draft Day the last 4-5 years. It shows the power of likeability. That’s Big Energy Pete.
“But he was fired twice in the NFL. He left USC in NCAA quicksand. They’ve never recovered.He was 14-18 before Russell Wilson got to Seattle. His coveted defense the last four years has ranked 11th, 16th, 26th, and 22nd. He now has incredible power in personnel. In fact, that’s why the GM John Snyder almost left to take the Lions GM job, and their Draft picks have been all over the map. That Jamal Adams trade? There’s no safety in the NFL worth two first-round picks. Pete made that happen…
“There’s a Doc Rivers quality here. Rivers eventually got fired because the Clippers underachieved, Since Seattle won the Super Bowl, doesn’t it feel like Seattle is making crap up as they go? In 2018, they lead the NFL in rushing. in 2019, they just stopped running the ball. The offensive line always feels sub-optimal.
“Even in Los Angeles, if you criticize him, people don’t like it. Seattle just feels like something is off. Tomlin, Belichick, and Reid all get ripped. We criticize everybody (except Pete).”
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