Pete Carroll’s penchant for labels, mantras, and slogans don’t just exist within his motivational book.
In Carroll’s world, every day of the NFL week is clearly labeled to prevent any confusion.
There’s Tell the Truth Monday, Day off Tuesday, Competition Wednesday, Turnover Thursday, No Repeat Friday, Review Saturday, and Game Day Sunday. To learn what each of these days entail, you can check the handy guide on the Seahawks’ website.
We wonder how these tactics go over in the long run with grown men, but breaking things down to basics and routine should be especially useful to Carroll this year with so many new players on the team.
ESPN’s Mike Sando notes that Seattle has a league low 26 players returning from last year. It seems like half the roster just got there in the last week, causing a satirical column in the Seattle Times imagining the team’s offensive line introducing each other at practice this week.
Carroll is taking some heat about the massive turnover on the roster, but we think it was the right approach. The old Seahawks needed to be gutted. It could lead to some short-term pain, but it’s the right idea in the long run.
Even if Carroll needs to invoke “Nametags” Tuesday for a few weeks.