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Seattle Seahawks: 4 Reasons Pete Carroll Takes Team Back to the Playoffs
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Pete Carroll is a friendly, but fiery man.

Pete Carroll—one of the most youthfully exuberant sideline generals in the NFL—also incorporates an old-school, no-nonsense blueprint in game plans for his Seattle Seahawks.

The old adage that pounding the rock and stopping the run equates to playoff success radiates through the pores of this football team.

Add in a ferocious pass rush against vulnerable opposing quarterbacks and you’ve got yourself some good ol'-fashioned hit-you-in-the-mouth-type football.

But will all of this foster a playoff run by the 2012 Seahawks?

Only time will tell. Yet, as it stands, Seattle sits at 3-2 and is within striking distance of the division-leading Cardinals and 49ers.

One way or another, the next three games for Carroll’s Seahawks will decide their longevity in this year’s campaign. New England at home and the 49ers and Lions on the road would make the grade as a season-ending murderer’s row for any NFL franchise.

Follow along as we take the positive road and discuss why Carroll will traverse that difficult path en route to the 2012 playoffs.

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