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Pete Carroll sucks up to Sanchez

USC coach Pete Carroll acted like a spoiled kid whose Christmas loot didn’t include a Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot, Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time when quarterback Mark Sanchez decided not to stick around for another year of free football.

Now that Sanchez is the starting quarterback for one of the NFL franchises that aimed a Red Ryder carbine-action, two hundred shot, Range Model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time at the fleshy area of Pete’s ass, Carroll is making nice.

“People would think that I want him to not do well or something like that,” Carroll said during an appearance on Sporting News Radio’s The Monty Show.  “I want him to get everything and the reason that we fought so hard for him to stay and to be the best prepared for the opportunity when it came up.  He’s making the most of it and he’s maximizing it and the fact that they just named him the starter, I know he’s going to be thrilled by that. . . . We couldn’t be happier . . . and no one is cheering more for Mark than I am.  I love him and he was a great guy in our program and I want him to do great, and that’s the only way we know how to look at it.”

Sorry, but that doesn’t mesh with the Spalding Smales routine, with Carroll pouting at Sanchez’s press conference and then walking by without shaking the kid’s hand.

Now that Carroll can spin Sanchez’s success into something that’ll help Carroll recruit more Mark Sanchez’s in the future, Carroll is playing it smart.  Still, he let his guard down in January, and we have all seen the nipple on his soul.

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27 Responses to “Pete Carroll sucks up to Sanchez”
  1. The Wishbone says: Aug 26, 2009 9:35 PM

    Back when you were a lawyer you didn’t have time for worthless posts like this.
    You bitch about coaches lying and now you’re bitching about Carroll being honest? Anyone can see Sanchez isn’t ready for the NFL, he proves it every time he takes the field.

  2. TFBuckFutter says: Aug 26, 2009 9:36 PM

    Pete Carroll sucks.
    I wish he was still the Jets coach.

  3. HarrisonHits says: Aug 26, 2009 9:40 PM

    Pete was just too jacked and pumped that’s why he didn’t shake his hand.

  4. CincyEagleFan says: Aug 26, 2009 9:40 PM

    “Still, he let his guard down in January, and we have all seen the nipple on his soul.”
    Trying too hard…
    Any I don’t blame Carroll one bit for that press conference. He was doing what was in the best interest of USC (which is his job) and a side note of Sanchez.
    Just because Sanchez is the starter doesn’t mean he won’t have a 1-15 Aikman like season and look horrible. Which would then show Carroll was right for throwing his tantrum.

  5. daffx4 says: Aug 26, 2009 9:42 PM

    Maybe Carroll will come and recruit me.. I’ll stay for 11 years. Promise.

  6. lebowski says: Aug 26, 2009 9:48 PM

    That is Elaine’s best line ever in Seinfeld! Either that, or “I don’t like this thing!! And here’s what I’m doing with it!”

  7. C Hamet Benengali says: Aug 26, 2009 9:50 PM

    The plural of “Mark Sanchez” is “Mark Sanchezes”.

  8. Vick's failed drug test says: Aug 26, 2009 9:51 PM

    Would Filledup Fulmer have Peyton Manning in the same regards if he ditched UT for the Jets in 1996?
    Doubtful.
    Carroll has every right to view it as a negative at that point and to spin it into a positive now.

  9. Drat says: Aug 26, 2009 9:55 PM

    What? Carroll has moved on. He’s being rational. He’s being kind. What’s this nipple and soul thing? Sometimes Florio is frightening, and mean.

  10. coaltrain says: Aug 26, 2009 10:01 PM

    Pete Carroll……….C’mon man!

  11. Mark0226 says: Aug 26, 2009 10:12 PM

    I disagree that Carroll is being dishonest because what he’s saying now doesn’t mesh with the press conference earlier in the year. At that time, Carroll was upset with Sanchez’s decision and it showed. However, that ship has sailed. It makes no sense for Carroll to hold a grudge now. Of course he would want Sanchez to succeed in the NFL. He wants all USC alumni to succeed. It’s really silly to think otherwise.

  12. JaggedMark says: Aug 26, 2009 10:15 PM

    Pete Carroll is as transparent as the undies Tara Reid wears on her favorite dates.

  13. Darth Ringo says: Aug 26, 2009 10:29 PM

    I really could care less, but isn’t it Pete Carroll’s job to do the best thing for his players? He thought Sanchez wasn’t ready for the NFL after playing (ahem) 16 whole games in college. That seems pretty reasonable.
    Now that the draft is a done deal it would be infantile for Carroll to dwell on it. In fact, the best action is for him to openly support Sanchez.

  14. jeremyb91 says: Aug 26, 2009 10:45 PM

    Really? You think Pete Carroll is sucking up to Sanchez?
    Of course he’s going to be happy and proud Sanchez is starting. He loves the kid.
    When Sanchez has a horrible year this year playing as a full time NFL starting QB and gets benched in favor of Kellen Clemmens for a “learning experience” I’ll be interested what you’ll say then?
    Sanchez has done nothing to really look like he’s ready to be a stud.
    He definitely needed one more year of college coaching. If he gets pounded and loses his confidence this year then coming out early could be a major mistake.
    I agree he has the tools necessary to become a stud NFL QB, but only starting one season in college could really hurt him early on.
    Carroll knew the mistake his star pupil was making and couldn’t do anything about it. He was purely frustrated because another year of starting would’ve cemented his status as a guaranteed number 1 QB ahead of Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy which would include a higher paycheck and more experience to prepare him for the NFL.

  15. FumbleNuts says: Aug 27, 2009 2:07 AM

    Pete “Christmas” Carroll is singing a differen’t tune? Get real, go stand in a corner and stew about it. BOO HOO Mr. Grinch!

  16. wxwax says: Aug 27, 2009 2:11 AM

    Jeez, another mean-spirited post, Mr. Florio.
    Pete Carroll was pissed that Sanchez left early. Entirely understandable – QB is the missing piece for this year’s USC team. And we may yet discover that Sanchez isn’t ready. He didn’t exactly have his sea legs against the Ravens.
    But now that’s over. Sanchez seems to be a god kid — why wouldn’t Carroll be pleased for him?
    This, and your Michael Vick nonsense, seem more mean-spirited than you usually are.

  17. sim448 says: Aug 27, 2009 9:01 AM

    YOUR BACK ON THIS AGAIN? DID PETE CARROLL RUN OVER YOUR DOG? STEAL YOUR GIRLFRIEND? I MEAN, COME ON FLORIO, GET OVER IT(AND YOURSELF). The guy didnt(and still doesnt) think that Sanchez is ready, which is his opinion. He wanted another year with him. “he didnt shake his hand”. who gives a shit, florio? really? besides you, who cares? let it go. I hope SC gets to play your sorely overrated WV team in the near future and whoops their ass.

  18. pickles says: Aug 27, 2009 9:20 AM

    For as long as I’ve been witness to pete carrol’s actions i am convinced he is nothing but a spiteful spoiled brat. If things aren’t going his way it’s a problem for everyone and if things are going his way he like’s to rub it in via smug comments and facial expressions. I bet his mommy still washes his tity whities!

  19. RaidersSavior says: Aug 27, 2009 10:09 AM

    @jeremyb91 –
    “Carroll knew the mistake his star pupil was making and couldn’t do anything about it. He was purely frustrated because another year of starting would’ve cemented his status as a guaranteed number 1 QB ahead of Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy which would include a higher paycheck and more experience to prepare him for the NFL.”
    __________________________________
    I agree that Carroll was protecting his Job in trying to keep a future starter for an NFL Franchise. And yea, he was upset – he was trying to protect the kids best interests in his opinion. If everyone on this forum were to be publicly crucified for their opinions, there wouldn’t be a forum on which to debate.
    That being said – jeremy should lose his posting privaleges for even INCINUATING that Sanchez would have been drafted ahead of McCoy (Heisman Runner-up) or Bradford (Heisman trophy winner). And… out of curiousity, why did you leave Tim Tebow out of that sentance- arguably the greatest college player ever with a chance to solidify that title this year with another National Championship. What was your reasoning behind that?
    Oh – and he “would have gotten more money if he stayed an extra year” …. He signed a $60,000,000 dollar contract with $28,000,000 guarenteed. Really? More money? Here’s a clue – Tom Brady has a $60,000,000 contract over 6 years – Sanchez’s is over 5.

  20. fatwhitey says: Aug 27, 2009 11:09 AM

    to those who actually attended college, imagine your junior year having the opportunity to make 40 mil, think about it an tell me if you would of decided to decline it risk injury and stay in college.

  21. Scrodge2009 says: Aug 27, 2009 11:16 AM

    I’ve been looking at this site for a while now, and enjoying the posts and the information, however, it is VERY annoying everybody constantly berating Florio. What would you people like to see him do…his job? HE IS! Shut up, comment on the material or stop logging on

  22. texasPHINSfan says: Aug 27, 2009 11:28 AM

    carroll could have punched sanchez in the face at that press conference, i’m convinced it wouldn’t have put a dent in that recruiting machine that is USC.

  23. mwcarolina says: Aug 27, 2009 11:41 AM

    let me first start by saying anyone who thinks Kellen Clemens should start is crazy, he is a 4 year vetern and he looked like a rookie as well with that lame duck interception, as for how Sanchez will do, he will have his good days and his BAD days, he will be a decent quarterback, not good though, he will take the jets to the playoffs sometime in his career, but no super bowl………..as for Pete Carroll, he isn’t sucking up, Sanchez was his quarterback, so he is just wishing him well, is he bitter, yes, but oh well he moved on, USC will still have a good quarterback, Aaron Corp, Matt Barkley and Mitch Mustain could all start on a college team.

  24. Fan_Of_ Four says: Aug 27, 2009 12:07 PM

    So Carrol was caught up in the moment and didn’t shake the kids hand, Big F’in Deal. Trying to sh!t on Carrol over this is so incredibly petty but that’s what I’m starting to expect from PFT.

  25. edgy says: Aug 27, 2009 1:07 PM

    “Now that Carroll can spin Sanchez’s success into something that’ll help Carroll recruit more Mark Sanchez’s in the future, Carroll is playing it smart. ”
    Excuse me, on what planet do you live? Carroll gets the pick of the litter and doesn’t need Mark Sanchez or his success to help him. You say a lot of absurd things but this one takes the cake.

  26. Florios_a_tool says: Aug 27, 2009 2:43 PM

    “…and we have all seen the nipple on his soul….”
    you’re messed up Florio, big time.

  27. tom coughlin's coat holder says: Aug 27, 2009 5:10 PM

    does anyone here believe that sanchez took a pay cut when he left usc????

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