Brick by Brick: How Pete Carroll Built the Seahawks

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Brick by Brick: How Pete Carroll Built the Seahawks
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Pete Carroll came to the Seahawks in 2010 as an epically successful college coach with a mediocre NFL head-coaching résumé and a whole country wondering how he was going to bridge that gap. No one doubted the man's coaching chops. The question concerned personnel. Carroll was coming from one of the crown jewels in college football, USC, where he made top-five recruiting classes routine. But you can't talk your way into a talent advantage in the NFL, not with the salary cap and the draft order working to spread talent across the league's 32 teams.

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