Wednesday is not simply Wednesday in Pete Carroll's world

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.

46 responses to “Wednesday is not simply Wednesday in Pete Carroll's world

  1. How about Give Back the Heisman Wednesday? Or I Didn’t know Reggie Bush was getting Paid Friday?

  2. Wow…no undue biased hatred for Peter? That’s a first. You may be turning the corner as an analyst after all.

  3. Pete Carroll will be an abomination in Seattle for 2 years, then fired. He will then be rehired at a big name school that has been on the rocks and return it to prominance (while breaking about 100 NCAA rules along the way).

  4. Why is it that bad teams just keep compounding that with bad decisions.
    Pete Carroll was a poor hire.
    Seattle will be stuck with his poor decisions for a long time.

  5. This is exactly why he failed before at the Pro level of coaching. He will always be a college coach, maybe ok as a Pro coordinator, but this is the kind of stuff that did him in during his first tours in the NFL. No way will guys making 4-10 million a year put up with this.

  6. That was THIS week’s names. Next week?
    O-fer Monday
    Cuttin’ ‘n Tradin’ Tuesday
    Can Anybody Play This Game Wednesday
    Trojan Thursday (everybody wear protection)
    Re-Assure Ownership Friday
    Bend Over ‘n Spread ‘Em Saturday
    BAND-AIDS! Who’s got Band-Aids? Sunday

  7. Yeah, this college BS isn’t going to fly with grown men, but I bet it gets couch warriors like Florio all fired up.

  8. As a 49er fan who has gone thru the same struggles as Carroll is going to go thru in the next year or 2 I think he had to gut this team in order to get the Hawks back to the Playoffs. C;ear;y he doesn’t have the players right now but it will pay dividends for all the young players he’s going to start this season.

  9. The Lions did the same last year, which I think was the right move. The Seahawks, on the other hand, were built by a professional mgmt. team, so I’m not sure if this a good idea. Either way, we’ll take who you don’t want!

  10. “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.”
    3 years from now will be the real measuring stick on this MAJOR overhaul to see if it really worked.

  11. I thought “No repeat Friday” was what the local top 40 radio station was doing here in town….

  12. I heard that yesterday was “Tanning-bed Tuesday” for Carroll, since it is impossible to maintain a daily glow in the cloud-happy climes of Seattle.

  13. That team did need to be gutted and in doing so, they should have found a better QB than Hasselbeck. He’s toast especially behind that line. If there was no one they liked then I understand as it’s better to do nothing than sign a Jake Delhomme type.

  14. Just Another Manic Monday
    See You Next Tuesday
    Wednesday Addams
    Thursday’s Child Has Far To Go
    Friday I’m In Love
    Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting
    Another Pleasant Valley Sunday

  15. like someone said, the Bucs had been doing this… the Eagles did this with anybody over 27, although most of the starters are still in place

  16. bigd7387 says:
    September 8, 2010 10:37 AM
    This is exactly why he failed before at the Pro level of coaching. He will always be a college coach, maybe ok as a Pro coordinator, but this is the kind of stuff that did him in during his first tours in the NFL. No way will guys making 4-10 million a year put up with this.
    =========================
    Tom Coughlin instituted a bunch of rules that all the “grown men” (most of whom have the maturity and intellect of a 12 year old) thought were silly, and they showed their distaste for those rules by winning the Super Bowl.
    I don’t know what kind of NFL coach Pete Carroll will turn out to be, but if he fails, it won’t be because of this.
    BTW- his career NFL coaching record is 33-31, a winning percentage of .515 which is higher than 13 active NFL coaches. Hardly an all-time bust.
    Give the man a chance.

  17. charliewade says:
    September 8, 2010 11:01 AM
    Does Carroll walk around in suspenders and carry an Initech coffee mug in his hand, too?
    =====================
    Yes, and the players are fined $500 for every day late they are in submitting their TPS reports.

  18. The only starter that was cut is Housh, so its not that big of a deal. I dont think PFT has any idea about anything seahawks, and the same goes for anyone east of colorado. Pete is doing a fine job, the hawks look waaaaay better than they did with mora last year. So just do us all a favor and stop posting retarded blurbs about your opinion. what happend to the rumors and stuff that makes this site tick?

  19. I thought Wednesday was “business time”?? If you heard the song then ‘you know what I’m saying’

  20. heyguru says: September 8, 2010 10:41 AM
    That was THIS week’s names. Next week?
    O-fer Monday
    Cuttin’ ‘n Tradin’ Tuesday
    Can Anybody Play This Game Wednesday
    Trojan Thursday (everybody wear protection)
    Re-Assure Ownership Friday
    Bend Over ‘n Spread ‘Em Saturday
    BAND-AIDS! Who’s got Band-Aids? Sunday
    —————————————————
    Best comment of the day and possibly even for the whole week. Absolutely HILARIOUS!!!!

  21. You’ll never know how “grown men” react to those tags, since you don’t usually find grown men in an NFL locker room. Maybe the cleaning staff.

  22. Apparently “Tell the Truth Monday” is something new. Pete used to call it “Mask and hide the truth Monday” at USC.

  23. If it is not working then I agree it is a good way to get back to basics. If that helps them focus then more power to em.

  24. BradentonBuc…this is Dbartdog from the Bucs message board…the one ModIII banned for life…too bad Bucs get their azz’s handed to them Sunday…heeeeeee!

  25. A radio station in my city has “Thirsty Thursdays” Where they give out cases of beer.
    mmmmm………beer…………
    What were we talking about again?

  26. @realitypolice Wow really. Tom Coughlin had Camp Coughlin in Jacksonville and how did that work out? Coughlin also stayed within the pro ranks going to the Giants. Further more Tom is a Hard A@@ and forced order in how to deal with his players. Carrol is a Soft A@@ and a players coach, which has been and will be his knock. It’s fine to be nice but as shown by what he did at USC, their was no actual control over the players or his program. You would either have to agree with that or that he was controlling it all so he knew of Bush and the money and the other alligations against USC? That shows a lack of leadership that will not last in the Pros.

  27. Roster turnover had to happen, and the sucking that’s about to commence in Seattle this season needs to happen too. There simply wasn’t enough left to field a competitive team. Even if Carroll doesn’t win a game this year, he did the right thing with the roster. Unfortunately for him, it will likely be another coach coming in to reap the benefits of the purge after the rough stuff is over.

  28. Pete Carroll is a great motivator for kids in college, but his Rah, Rah garbage will not work as well for professionals that get paid above board rather than on the down low. He will be coaching in the PAC-10 within the next 3 years

  29. Screw Up Sunday
    Cheat Like Champions Monday
    Toodles Tuesday
    Wimp Out Wednesday
    Thurs-ty Thursday
    French Fries Friday
    Sat Out Saturday
    FROM RUMOR CONTROL CENTRAL – Seahawks thinking of hiring Bobby Grier for consulting job upstairs.

  30. As a 49er fan who has gone thru the same struggles as Carroll is going to go thru in the next year or 2 I think he had to gut this team in order to get the Hawks back to the Playoffs. C;ear;y he doesn’t have the players right now but it will pay dividends for all the young players he’s going to start this season.
    ======================================
    I completely agree, That is the main reason the 9ers are primed to win the NFC West this year. But you STILL have to deal with my Hawks come sunday.

  31. bigd7387 says:
    September 8, 2010 1:22 PM
    @realitypolice Wow really. Tom Coughlin had Camp Coughlin in Jacksonville and how did that work out?
    =================
    I dunno. 4 wins as an expansion team and an AFC Championship in their second season in existence? 4 playoff appearances in the first 5 years?
    +++++++++++
    Tom is a Hard A@@ and forced order in how to deal with his players. Carrol is a Soft A@@ and a players coach, which has been and will be his knock.
    ===================
    I wasn’t implying their styles were similar. I was simply comparing how people talked about them. Coughlin was told that the style that he brought with him from Boston College wouldn’t work with the “grown men” in the pros. Now people are saying the style Carroll brought with him from USC won’t either. That was the comparison I was making, sorry if I didn’t make it clear enough for you.
    ++++++++++++
    You would either have to agree with that or that he was controlling it all so he knew of Bush and the money and the other alligations against USC? That shows a lack of leadership that will not last in the Pros.
    =================
    I don’t have to agree or disagree with anything. I have no idea what really happened there, neither do you, and I couldn’t give a half a s***. The NCAA and their antiquated rules are a joke. I pretty sure I didn’t log onto “College Football Talk”.
    And you failed to address my point about Carroll having a winning record in the NFL and a winning percentage higher than 13 other current NFL head coaches. So I guess you didn’t have a counter for that.

  32. bigd7387 says:
    September 8, 2010 1:22 PM
    @realitypolice Wow really. Tom Coughlin had Camp Coughlin in Jacksonville and how did that work out?
    =================
    I dunno. 4 wins as an expansion team and an AFC Championship in their second season in existence? 4 playoff appearances in the first 5 years?
    +++++++++++
    Tom is a Hard A@@ and forced order in how to deal with his players. Carrol is a Soft A@@ and a players coach, which has been and will be his knock.
    ===================
    I wasn’t implying their styles were similar. I was simply comparing how people talked about them. Coughlin was told that the style that he brought with him from Boston College wouldn’t work with the “grown men” in the pros. Now people are saying the style Carroll brought with him from USC won’t either. That was the comparison I was making, sorry if I didn’t make it clear enough for you.
    ++++++++++++
    You would either have to agree with that or that he was controlling it all so he knew of Bush and the money and the other alligations against USC? That shows a lack of leadership that will not last in the Pros.
    =================
    I don’t have to agree or disagree with anything. I have no idea what really happened there, neither do you, and I couldn’t give a half a s***. The NCAA and their antiquated rules are a joke. I pretty sure I didn’t log onto “College Football Talk”.
    And you failed to address my point about Carroll having a winning record in the NFL and a winning percentage higher than 13 other current NFL head coaches. So I guess you didn’t have a counter for that.

  33. why does carroll get flamed more than bush when it was bush who willingly accepted handouts?
    if the seahawks went into the season with only 26 players on the team, they would still be better than they were last year

  34. Carroll has to flush that roster. He gets a pass this year, but he has to compete next season and make a splash in year three to avoid being remembered as just another college guy that couldn’t make the jump.

  35. @ Realitypolice.
    His winning percentage doesnt tell the whole story.
    He took an 8-8 Jets team and went 6-10, the year after he left they were even worse. (3-13 i think)
    He the took over a Patriot team that was 11-5 the year before he got there, and the numbers just dropped off. 10-6 9-7 8-8. And the year after he left the Patriots were horrible. (1-15 I think)
    So in all fairness that winning percentage was due to another coach…one who goes by the name of Bill Parcells. Carroll has had his chance and failed.

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