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Carroll’s “uncommon” vision is rubbing off

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Give Pete Carroll credit.  His Seahawks have seemingly maxed out their potential thus far at 5-5 and his players are definitely buying what he’s selling.

“I love Pete as a coach,” quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said after last week’s loss via the Tacoma News Tribune. “He’s just awesome – our meetings our great. There’s just such purpose in what he talks about. He’s not just up there talking to talk.  If he’s got something to say it matters, and he really has a vision that he unpacks week to week as we go.”

So what is that vision, you ask?

“Just being uncommon,” Hasselbeck said. “Being uncommon with how things are done in the NFL. Things are done a certain way, and that’s fine, but we want to be uncommon.”

Seattle’s hodge-podge roster of  young players, castoffs, and free agents is certainly uncommon.  So is hearing so much optimism after being soundly beaten on the road.

The post-game stories from Seattle’s loss found Hasselbeck and Carroll saying how they were finally on the same page.   They looked at the improved passing game and players talked about putting things together as a team.

All of this positivity came after a four-game stretch in which the Seahawks lost three games and were outscored 126-65.

If everyone remains pumped and jacked after that, Carroll really has changed the culture on the team.

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24 Responses to “Carroll’s “uncommon” vision is rubbing off”
  1. cappa662 says: Nov 23, 2010 2:36 PM

    Funny stuff. How Pete Carroll has an NFL head coaching job is beyond me. He failed miserably with the Jets and Pats.

  2. quincycarter says: Nov 23, 2010 2:47 PM

    He had one of the greatest runs ever in college and obviously has done better with a crap roster in Seattle. Haters gonna hate and all that but he did take the Pats to the playoffs and really wasn’t that bad. That is probably why he has another NFL head coaching job. Idiot.

  3. homelanddefense says: Nov 23, 2010 2:53 PM

    He was a well liked coach in New England too, and they got progressively worse each season.

  4. warchild132 says: Nov 23, 2010 2:59 PM

    33-31 record.

    Not a great coach but hardly a miserably failure.

    And a division championship in there too.

  5. ravensrule says: Nov 23, 2010 2:59 PM

    Do they play music during the QB meetings ?

  6. citizenstrange says: Nov 23, 2010 3:02 PM

    “Just being uncommon,” Hasselbeck said
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    He sounds like a 5th grader trying to BS his way through a test.

  7. crunchyclam says: Nov 23, 2010 3:02 PM

    “All of this positivity came after a four-game stretch in which the Seahawks lost three games and were outscored 126-65.”

    That’s exactly the problem. This team has been playing mediocre, sloppy football and instead of cracking the whip to fix it this clown plays the cheerleader card. He’s lucky his team plays in the worst division in football.

  8. kotcha23 says: Nov 23, 2010 3:08 PM

    @ cappa662:

    Have you not seen what he has done with the University of Souther California’s football program?

    I know there are a lot of differences in the college game and pro game but it all comes down to X’s and O’s at some point.

  9. thebigtexas says: Nov 23, 2010 3:27 PM

    “I love Pete as a coach,” quarterback Matt Hasselbeck said after last week’s loss via the Tacoma News Tribune. “He’s just awesome – our meetings our great…”

    Tacoma News Tribune fails at the English language.

  10. ilovefoolsball says: Nov 23, 2010 3:27 PM

    Hope for the change of the hope and the change! – Barry Obama

  11. runwright44 says: Nov 23, 2010 3:35 PM

    If he’s got something to say it matters, and he really has a vision that he unpacks week to week as we go.”

    Agreed; he had the vision to get out out of USC before the feces hit the fan.

  12. cappa662 says: Nov 23, 2010 3:45 PM

    Carroll had an nfl team at usc. And only one championship to show for it

  13. coachstram says: Nov 23, 2010 3:48 PM

    “Uncommon”?

    I’ll resort to that on my next job interview when a question stumps me:

    Q: ” How would you handle ( insert any situation here )?

    A: “Well……its always been my philosophy that in order to realize optimum results and increased efficiency, you need to delegate, and always stive for……..ummm…….uncommom-ess”

    What a crock.

    More kool-aid, Hassellbeck?

  14. sweetnlow44 says: Nov 23, 2010 3:56 PM

    dirtywatahluvah, Carroll can’t deliver? Really? The Seahawks won 9 games in the past 2 years and are 5-5 this year after flipping 3/4 of the roster during the offseason. Unlike Obama, Carroll’s already delivered and the team is responding. Most “experts” predicted the Seahawks to win 3 or 4 games the whole year and finish dead last in the NFC Worst. Winning 5 games this year is already a success for a team in the demolition phase of a complete rebuild.

  15. raiders4life says: Nov 23, 2010 4:12 PM

    I wasn’t expecting Seattle to win 5 games all season. I’m glad all seems to be working for Pete Carroll the 3rd time around. Maybe the Seahawks, with their castoffs, can be the SF Giants of the NFL this season and make the playoffs on the final day of the season and shock the world and make a run in the playoffs, knocking every favored opponent and win it all? Ok, maybe not.

  16. homelanddefense says: Nov 23, 2010 4:25 PM

    “haters gonna hate and all that but he did take the Pats to the playoffs and really wasn’t that bad”

    Yeah he took a team that went to the superbowl the year before and made the playoffs, big deal. They got worse the next two years in a row and he got fired.

  17. nickster2k says: Nov 23, 2010 4:49 PM

    7 – 9 should win this beast of a division this year. Unfortunately some wildcard team is going to get a cake walk in the first round.

  18. 504in860 says: Nov 23, 2010 5:03 PM

    The bad thing is, they’ll make the playoffs simply because they play in a horrible division. They’re 5-5 and all of their losses have been blowouts. I swear, the NFC West will eventually force the NFL to get rid of divisions.

  19. joetoronto says: Nov 23, 2010 5:38 PM

    So what is that vision, you ask?

    “I like when he wears his pom poms, it really makes my nipples hard, and I like that”, Hasselbeck said

  20. gohawks8 says: Nov 23, 2010 5:47 PM

    okay, so Seahawks is not that good. But it’s not our fault to be in NFCW! Looking back in the future, people will only say Seahawks won NFCW in 2010-11 season.

    Stealers played horrible on SB XL and ref helped them – so what? When people talked about that Super Bowl, they’ll only remember Stealers won it.

    Better to be lucky than good. Always true.

  21. leamer says: Nov 23, 2010 5:49 PM

    The coaches finally realized that Hasselbeck can throw it beyond 15 yards. It’s about time they’re going deep.

    The incompetence starts at the top. By the way Pete, “I’m NOT in”.

  22. diamonddave13 says: Nov 23, 2010 5:56 PM

    Pete had a good roster in New England, but had no power when it came to player personnel. There was no way that team was going to get better with Bobby Grier in charge of that.

  23. bradyisgod says: Nov 23, 2010 6:19 PM

    This guy can’t function with a salary cap and a draft. He will learn you can’t just troll the streets and offer money to every player you want an build a team like he did at USC.

  24. hooterdawg says: Nov 23, 2010 6:54 PM

    This site has some of the dumbest posters I’ve found on the internet. Most are incapable of responses beyond a single sentence. There is no football knowledge required to comment on this site.

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