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Pete Carroll declines to say whom he’s asked for Super Bowl advice


This is Pete Carroll’s first Super Bowl as a head coach.

And yes, the Seahawks’ coach has reached out for advice and counsel as Seattle prepares for Super Bowl XLVIII.

However, Carroll won’t say with whom he’s huddled.

“I’m not going to tell you. I’m not going to tell you who I leaned on,” Carroll said with a smile at his Sunday press conference at the club’s hotel in Jersey City, New Jersey. “But I did. I had some very important phone calls and conversations with people who know what this is all about and don’t need to point out who it is.

“It was important for me and learned some good things and got validated on what we’re doing, the system and what we can expect and all that. Hopefully it will all weigh in and help us out.”

It’s the Super Bowl, so everything said is parsed, but it’s understandable why Carroll might not want to offer up any names. Sometimes, conversations are best left private, lest someone not pick up the phone the next time you call.

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46 Responses to “Pete Carroll declines to say whom he’s asked for Super Bowl advice”
  1. MichaelEdits says: Jan 26, 2014 8:55 PM

    Matt Millen

  2. duneroad says: Jan 26, 2014 8:57 PM

    Rich Kotite

  3. jakec4 says: Jan 26, 2014 8:59 PM

    Marv Levy. Who knows more about losing Super Bowls?

  4. vmannj says: Jan 26, 2014 9:00 PM

    Maybe it was Dungy. Keeping it private to protect his relationship with Manning.

  5. Vim says: Jan 26, 2014 9:05 PM

    Gotta be Mike Holmgren I would think. He is a 3 time Super Bowl coach and is in the Seattle area.

  6. rushbacker says: Jan 26, 2014 9:06 PM

    Bill Belly. Got some cheatin’ advice from the master.

  7. pr0phat69 says: Jan 26, 2014 9:08 PM

    Sean Payton no question

  8. albanyhawker says: Jan 26, 2014 9:10 PM

    Love how he pointed out that Ricardo Lockette has SB experience with SF last year, but pointed out that he’s yet to address the team!

  9. alskdh says: Jan 26, 2014 9:15 PM

    Obviously Belichick.

  10. mancave001 says: Jan 26, 2014 9:15 PM

    George Takei.

  11. seahawksbmx says: Jan 26, 2014 9:16 PM

    Likely Jimmy Johnson & Barry Switzer, since he’s about to join their exclusive club, winning a nat’l championship and a SB. #ThreesCompany

  12. chiadam says: Jan 26, 2014 9:17 PM

    It was probably John Fox.

    Oh wait…

  13. smarterfootball says: Jan 26, 2014 9:27 PM

    Honestly not a fan of this guy.

  14. russellwilsonismymvp says: Jan 26, 2014 9:40 PM

    This game is going to be EPIC!

  15. 5to46hawkfan says: Jan 26, 2014 9:50 PM

    Actually he called me and I said….

  16. killitandeatit says: Jan 26, 2014 9:59 PM

    Harbaugh ,both of them.

  17. miamizombie says: Jan 26, 2014 10:07 PM

    His old buddy Parcells, obviously

  18. douchebigelow says: Jan 26, 2014 10:15 PM

    Obviously no one from the Sheagles organization.

    0 for forever


  19. backdapack4evr says: Jan 26, 2014 10:15 PM

    It was Sherman

  20. dameeze says: Jan 26, 2014 10:16 PM

    Lane kiffin

  21. raiderapologist says: Jan 26, 2014 10:17 PM

    jakec4 says: Jan 26, 2014 8:59 PM

    Marv Levy. Who knows more about losing Super Bowls?
    Bud Grant?

  22. Wineshard says: Jan 26, 2014 10:34 PM

    Vince Lombardi?

  23. dstep24 says: Jan 26, 2014 10:44 PM

    He has said before the Belichick used to come and visit him at USC. The two have been friends for a while, and have a great deal of respect for each other.

  24. osiris33 says: Jan 26, 2014 10:56 PM

    smarterfootball says:
    Jan 26, 2014 9:27 PM
    Honestly not a fan of this guy.


    You would be if you met him. He’s one of the best human beings on the planet.

    Belicheck and Holmgren.

  25. dhragonn says: Jan 26, 2014 10:58 PM

    Real obvious it was Sean Payton, Tony Dungy, or Jim Caldwell…duh

  26. backdapack4evr says: Jan 26, 2014 11:05 PM

    Tony Bosch

  27. seatownballers says: Jan 26, 2014 11:12 PM


  28. kd75 says: Jan 26, 2014 11:47 PM

    Lane Kiffen.

  29. rap49er says: Jan 26, 2014 11:49 PM

    Why Michael Crabtree, of course.

  30. unitasftw says: Jan 26, 2014 11:57 PM

    The Seahawks will make a 2nd half comeback thanks to the advice he got from camera man

  31. rodneyharrisonstruckstick says: Jan 27, 2014 12:00 AM

    If I had to Guess and this is all about guessing anyways, right? I don’t really think he’s talking to guys with connections to deep space Manning, what purpose would that be other than to scout him. And if that’s the case, well he’s in more trouble than a phone call could fix.

    If it were me I’d want to talk to someone with whom I had a good relationship with and more importantly has experience coaching in super bowls. Probably focusing on logistics, travel, weather, how to go about managing the teams time, things of that nature. Who knows.

    What other better person to talk to that fits said criteria than the Belichick. He’ coached 5 of the last 12 super bowls. Not to mention his previous experience under the Tuna.. If You were buddy’s with Belichick wouldn’t you want to lean on him for some advice regrading logistical issues for your team playing in the super bowl? I would!

  32. toonloonboon says: Jan 27, 2014 12:00 AM

    Richard Simmons

  33. misterdreamer119 says: Jan 27, 2014 12:31 AM

    jim harbaugh.

  34. cascadehawk says: Jan 27, 2014 12:59 AM

    It’s Peter Frampton without a doubt!

  35. cascadehawk says: Jan 27, 2014 1:02 AM

    Maybe it’s the hooker Pete visits each Tuesday night??

  36. spamrok says: Jan 27, 2014 1:40 AM

    Victor Conte.

  37. larryjames836 says: Jan 27, 2014 2:30 AM

    No need to ask about the Super Bowl because. Seattle you are on your own, because your players and Denver player s are the only ones going to be on that field. Nothing wrong with asking for advice the only team win is the team with the Super Bowl skills.

  38. hawkstradamus says: Jan 27, 2014 2:31 AM

    The devil.

  39. joenash72 says: Jan 27, 2014 4:11 AM

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet

  40. joenash72 says: Jan 27, 2014 4:20 AM

    Kurt Cobain & Jimi Hendrix

  41. joetoronto says: Jan 27, 2014 4:35 AM

    It’s hard to believe someone as low as Carroll has a friend.

  42. Slackmo says: Jan 27, 2014 5:03 AM

    The Ghost of Terry Bradshaw

  43. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jan 27, 2014 6:48 AM

    Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, Ben Johnson, Lance Armstrong, Ryan Braun, Mark McGwire, Marion Jones, Sammy Sosa, Floyd Landis, and the 1968 East German Olympic swim team. But Carroll didn’t learn anything that he didn’t already know.

  44. musicman495 says: Jan 27, 2014 7:02 AM

    Chuck Knox and Jim Zorn

  45. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Jan 27, 2014 7:22 AM

    Tonya Harding and Jeff Gillooly

  46. rajbais says: Jan 27, 2014 11:53 AM

    His ex-boss George Seifert isn’t a bad one.

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