You ever get good news that made your day? I did today when I heard reports that the Seattle Seahawks had fired head coach Jim Mora. I didn’t expect that move, that but I liked it. It meant that the Seahawks were completely starting over. Cleaning the slate. I was feeling hopeful that there was a GM hire announcement coming on the heels of this move.
Then the Seahawks punched me in the gut.
Reports are that Pete Carroll of USC will be the new head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. Why is that such a bad thing? Because college coaches don’t generally do well in the NFL. I can only think of one college coach that has had any real measure of success in the NFL: Jimmy Johnson. Even the Seahawks, back in the 90s, tried to hire a college coach, from the same school Johnson came from, University of Miami, to see if the success could be matched. Dennis Erickson never posted a record better than 8-8 in his four years in Seattle.
Sure, 8-8 would be an improvement over the last two season for the Seahawks, but that won’t win a division title, not even in the NFC West.
Then came the news that Carroll may also be one of, if not the, highest paid coaches in the NFL. What?! He hasn’t coached in the league in 10 years, he has a 33-31 career record, and in his last stint in the NFL, with the New England Patriots, he posted progressively worse records each year after taking over for Bill Parcels.
That sounds like the resume of a winner, right?
And to top it all off, the team still doesn’t even have a GM or President.
God damn it!
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