Pete Carroll gives some advice to Sean McVay, in a roundabout way

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One of the oldest coaches currently in the NFL faces one of the youngest coaches in NFL history on Sunday for the first time on Sunday, when the Seahawks visit the Rams. On Friday, Seattle coach Pete Carroll gave L.A. coach Sean McVay some advice, in a roundabout way.

Asked about the biggest challenge of being a first-year, first-time head coach (like McVay is), Carroll said this: “The biggest challenge is always figuring out what you believe, because you are going to get challenged so many times and asked so many [questions] and come up with so many statements and principles in your approach that you really can’t predict.  So you are challenged at the core of your philosophy.  So you just have to go through it and figure it out. I think it is rare when a young guy really can just smoothly go through it, and we don’t see it very often and it shows how prepared Sean [McVay] is and what a great job he is doing right now.”

McVay has won three of his first four games in his first year as a head coach, and a win on Sunday would move the Rams to 4-1 and drop the Seahawks to 2-3. Against the Rams since winning the Super Bowl four years ago, the Seahawks are 2-4.

And the Rams over the past three years weren’t nearly as good as they seem to be right now under McVay.

19 responses to “Pete Carroll gives some advice to Sean McVay, in a roundabout way

  1. Another loss for the rich old people that are running this country into the ground. Get out of the way and let the millenials fix everything else that’s been broken for years.

  2. if you believe what pete carroll says then you believe he knew nothing about the scandal that led him back to the NFL. hes as teflon as they come

  3. Todd Gurley has to be the most happy player on the Rams for the coaching change. He’s gone from Trent Richardson comparisons to start the year, back to him being viewed as a once in a generation type running back prospect.

  4. McVay might be young in age, but he’s already a top five coach. I look around the league and am shocked at some of the other head coaches. Young McVay will coach circles around most of these guys.

  5. No question Seattle is a team on the downhill size of peaking and Rams seem on the climb. Our offense in Seattle is still broken, and I have no faith Bevel can fix it. If i as a betting man id go with Rams.

  6. Against the Rams since winning the Super Bowl four years ago, the Seahawks are 2-4.

    As a general rule, you are not supposed to begin a sentence with two prepositional phrases because it makes the sentence harder to understand and read. A better way to write this sentence would have been: Since winning the Super Bowl four years ago, the Seahawks are 2-4 against the Rams.

    You also could have wrote: The Seahawks are 2-4 against the Rams since winning the Super Bowl four years ago.

    For such a short article, this was a pretty big mistake.

  7. autumnwind87 says:
    October 6, 2017 at 8:19 pm
    Another loss for the rich old people that are running this country into the ground. Get out of the way and let the millenials fix everything else that’s been broken for years.
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    You won’t be fixing anything. You’ll be too busy taking selfies, playing video games, updating your Facebook pages, tweeting, and watching reality shows. Thanx for the offer though.

  8. autumnwind87 says:
    October 6, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Another loss for the rich old people that are running this country into the ground. Get out of the way and let the millenials fix everything else that’s been broken for years.
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    I’m one of those old people although I’m hardly rich… and I agree with you wholeheartedly. My grandparents’ generation (The WWII generation, aka The Greatest Generation) handed my parents generation the strongest, most prosperous, economy this world has ever seen and in 50 short years they, AND WE, completely wrecked it with our own piggishness.

    The big complaint seems to be that you “kids” don’t work like we work or think like we think. I say, thank Jebus for that! Our ways are what got us here. More of the same certainly isn’t going to help. I sincerely wish the youngsters among you nothing but the best of luck as YOU try to fix the mess that WE made.

  9. charliecharger says:
    October 6, 2017 at 10:06 pm
    McVay might be young in age, but he’s already a top five coach. I look around the league and am shocked at some of the other head coaches. Young McVay will coach circles around most of these guys.

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    McVay has coached four games in his career and you have anointed him a top-5 coach? You just lost what little remaining credibility you had here.

  10. “You’ll be too busy taking selfies, playing video games …”

    I hope you realize that this micro-aggression has probably driven him to his safe space.

  11. Lets not claim McVay is a great coach just yet. Further, Seattle’s recent record versus the Rams has nothing to do with McVay nor the game tomorrow. I am not drinking the Kool Aid on the McVay /Rams. It’s just a matter of time till we see the S.O.S.A.R. Rams show up.

  12. The Hawks OLine showed great improvement against a mediocre Colts defense last week. This game will be one of their biggest tests of the year. If they do okay, so will the Hawks.

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