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Kirwan getting an interview in Seattle

It has long been believed that the first order of business for Pete Carroll upon returning to the NFL will be to invite Pat Kirwan to the party.

Kirwan worked with Carroll during Carroll’s ’90s-era NFL career, and Kirwan has since remained in the game via Sirius NFL Radio, NFL.com, and behind-the-scenes work for CBS.

Though Kirwan’s name had been back-burnered during the first 48 hours of Carroll’s tenure with the Seahawks, a league source tells us that Kirwan will be interviewed by the team for potential employment.

It’s unknown whether the Seahawks will be considering Kirwan for the position of G.M. or some other job in the front office.  Regardless, if Kirwan comes aboard he’ll instantly become a key Carroll ally in the inevitable tug-o-war between Carroll and CEO Tod Leiweke.  The greater Kirwan’s title and authority receives, the more likely it will be that Carroll will be running the show in Seattle.

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20 Responses to “Kirwan getting an interview in Seattle”
  1. PETTE says: Jan 14, 2010 11:19 AM

    I listen to this guy every single day he is a genuis it would be sad to see him leave NFL radio but this guys knows his stuff

  2. MuskyHunter2542 says: Jan 14, 2010 11:23 AM

    WOW

  3. raiderrob21 says: Jan 14, 2010 11:28 AM

    Love listening to Pat Kirwin and Tim Ryan on Sirius NFL channel. They know their stuff. Good Luck Pat!

  4. bunker says: Jan 14, 2010 11:40 AM

    Seriously, it would suck to lose Kirwan from NFL Radio. Dude knows his stuff. He probably wants a better job though. I’d give my right arm for the Bengals to bring him in…

  5. JoeSchmoe says: Jan 14, 2010 11:50 AM

    PK and Tim Ryan are MUST LISTEN radio if you want to know more about the NFL as opposed to parrots spouting off about Bret Favre and whoever the hot team du jour is. I own Sirius simply for NFL Radio, and most specifically, Movin’ The Chains with those two.
    It’ll be a sad day in radio land if PK steps away, but good luck to him if he does and it’s his prerogative.
    Please though for the love of god if this happens NFL Radio…. don’t replace PK with Jim “drunken” Miller. I can’t stand that guy.

  6. ECS - Brougham Boys 74 says: Jan 14, 2010 11:59 AM

    I’m all for the move. Seattle needs a unified front office. If we’re going to buy into Carroll’s system, we need to give him the tools to implement it fully. The new GM’s support of Carroll should be considered at least equally as important as their ability to find talent, sign players, etc. No battle can be won while the troops are divided.

  7. TylerDurden says: Jan 14, 2010 12:08 PM

    PK needs to figure a way tp keep his SIRIUS gig in the contract. He, along with Tim Ryan are a must listen. I

  8. hey-seuss says: Jan 14, 2010 12:34 PM

    Are you all serious? This guy is AWFUL. Anybody can sit down and talk about the NFL on radio but its an entirely different story when you ask that same person to run a team. What has Pat Kirwin ever done in that capacity? NOTHING.
    He will FAIL.

  9. TylerDurden says: Jan 14, 2010 12:40 PM

    hey-seuss says:
    January 14, 2010 12:34 PM
    Are you all serious? This guy is AWFUL. Anybody can sit down and talk about the NFL on radio but its an entirely different story when you ask that same person to run a team. What has Pat Kirwin ever done in that capacity? NOTHING.
    He will FAIL. ——-
    Let me guess, your about 15 years old…

  10. The Rural Juror says: Jan 14, 2010 12:57 PM

    hey-seuss,
    Pat Kerwin was GM for the jets, handled cap and salary negotiations, was an NFL asst coach and pro personnel scout for years.
    Yup, no experience there.

  11. itsfinn says: Jan 14, 2010 1:15 PM

    Does the name Matt Millen ring any bells?

  12. Cardsfan81 says: Jan 14, 2010 2:15 PM

    The decision to grant an “interview” to Pat Kirwan by Pete Carroll is the classic case of and poster child for the good ole’ boy network in action. I have every confidence that Kirwan will get a job in Seattle.
    Here’s a legitiamte question to ask about Pat Kirwan. If Pat Kirwan is really a great talent; why is he working for Siruis NFL Radio instead of being current employed by one of the other 31 teams in the NFL? Seriously, marinate on that for a minute.
    Didn’t Bill Parcells dismiss Kirwan when he took over the Jets back in the day?

  13. Bigbluefan says: Jan 14, 2010 3:12 PM

    I have learned more about the game listening to PK and TR in the afternoons
    I am not a expert but I do think PK is and he will be missed by all his loyal listeners

  14. subzero2401 says: Jan 14, 2010 4:43 PM

    Anyone who doesn’t think Pat Kirwan is not a legitimate candidate for this job simply isn’t paying attention. He is beyond qualified first of all with extensive front office experieince with the Buccaneers and Jets.
    Based on his relationship with Carroll, Kirwan may actually emerge as the FAVORITE to land the job in Seattle.
    I listen to Kirwan everyday myself, and he is already on the record as saying the only job that could lure him back to the league would be a job that would pair him with Carroll.
    It would be a tremendous loss for those of us who are fans of his work on the radio. I don’t know that anyone could replace him to be perfectly honest. Whatever happens though I wishhim the best.

  15. rockotica says: Jan 14, 2010 10:42 PM

    how does being on the radio constitute “staying in the game”??? i thought that meant, u konw, being a coach or employee of a team.
    kirwan and ryan know x’s and ‘o’s but kirawn is such an egomaniac and compnay man its hard to listen to him. for example, whenever he asks a guest to explain something football related, he makes sure EVERY time to say “for the listeners, please explain….” as to not allow any1 to think that he does not know something. u r the host bro, we know ur just asking questions. its really quite pathetic. he never gives an actual opinion, and plays both side of the fence like a slithering snake. the show he hosts is cheesy and vanilla.
    and theres no doubt kirwan would take carrolls side in any tit for tat pettty BS that has and will continue to plague SEA. seahawks fans, pray kirwan stays away!!!

  16. rockotica says: Jan 14, 2010 10:44 PM

    how does being on the radio constitute “staying in the game”??? i thought that meant, u konw, being a coach or employee of a team.
    kirwan and ryan know x’s and ‘o’s but kirawn is such an egomaniac and compnay man its hard to listen to him. for example, whenever he asks a guest to explain something football related, he makes sure EVERY time to say “for the listeners, please explain….” as to not allow any1 to think that he does not know something. u r the host bro, we know ur just asking questions. its really quite pathetic. he never gives an actual opinion, and plays both side of the fence like a slithering snake. the show he hosts is cheesy and vanilla.
    and theres no doubt kirwan would take carrolls side in any tit for tat pettty BS that has and will continue to plague SEA. seahawks fans, pray kirwan stays away!!!

  17. rockotica says: Jan 14, 2010 10:45 PM

    Cardsfan81 said all that needs to be said….besides what i said.

  18. Cardsfan81 says: Jan 15, 2010 9:29 AM

    rockotica says:
    January 14, 2010 10:44 PM
    how does being on the radio constitute “staying in the game”??? i thought that meant, u konw, being a coach or employee of a team.
    kirwan and ryan know x’s and ‘o’s but kirawn is such an egomaniac and compnay man its hard to listen to him. for example, whenever he asks a guest to explain something football related, he makes sure EVERY time to say “for the listeners, please explain….” as to not allow any1 to think that he does not know something. u r the host bro, we know ur just asking questions. its really quite pathetic. he never gives an actual opinion, and plays both side of the fence like a slithering snake. the show he hosts is cheesy and vanilla.
    and theres no doubt kirwan would take carrolls side in any tit for tat pettty BS that has and will continue to plague SEA. seahawks fans, pray kirwan stays away!!!
    rockotica says:
    January 14, 2010 10:45 PM
    Cardsfan81 said all that needs to be said….besides what i said.
    rockotica you are spot on. And one would ask how can I be so sure in my assesment and be in total agreement with rockotica? Because I listen to Sirius NFL Radio every day. It’s coach speak, hand holding and coddling taking place on that show with Kirwan. rockotica said everthing that I didn’t say to further clarification for those that don’t get it.

  19. BigMax says: Jan 15, 2010 11:29 AM

    PK is as knowledgeable about football as anyone in the game. While he has entertained offers from other franchises over the years, his wanting to stay close to the NY area for family was a priority. He has worked diligently behind the scenes for years. Wherever he ends up I wish him all the best. His knowledge of players and the game are second to none.

  20. The Rural Juror says: Jan 15, 2010 12:27 PM

    “If Pat Kirwan is really a great talent; why is he working for Siruis NFL Radio instead of being current employed by one of the other 31 teams in the NFL?”
    The same reason Dan Reeves, Bruce Allen and Phil Savage work(ed) for Sirius NFL and the same reason Bill Cowher, Brian Billick, Steve Mariuchi etc etc are in broadcasting too…
    So who exactly would you suggest the seahawks get?
    Who is currently employed by another team that would want to go to Seattle?

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