Pete Carroll Puts All Seattle Seahawks On Notice with White Boot

12th Man RisingContributor IMay 29, 2010

RENTON, WA - JANUARY 12:  Pete Carroll answers questions at a press conference announcing his hiring as the new head coach of the Seattle Seahawks on January 12, 2010 at the Seahawks training facility in Renton, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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He's a players coach.

He didn't live up to expectations with the Patriots.

He was going to play favorites and pick his homeboys.

He hasn't learned anything from his first NFL stint.

He's going to suck even though he built a dynasty out of rubble in the college ranks.

These are a lot of the negative things swirling around Pete Carroll's return to the NFL as the new coach/manager of the Seattle Seahawks.

Holding three high picks in the draft, the perception was he was going to bring some of his Trojans up the coast with him. Taylor Mays thought this too, so much so that he thought he was going to be taking a short stroll from his couch to the Seahawks facility right next to him after he was picked at No. 14.


One Trojan got picked, Anthony McCoy, a mid-round talent who fell to the sixth round because he smoked a few to many bowls.

The perception was that once Carroll ascended to roster guru of the Seahawks he would try and surround himself with former Trojans.

Jeff Byers, Josh Pinkard, Mike Williams, Anthony McCoy, and Ryan Powdrell are what those who were critical of him playing favorites with former players have to point to. A couple non roster guarantee's and a sixth round pick.

He fooled you twice.

When he acquired LenDale White, the most prominent of his underwhelming Trojan imports, the perception was that he would have the edge on the featured role in the rushing attack with the Carroll tie and his non diminutive stature.


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