Pete Carroll: We killed it during the offseason

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This NFL offseason was unlike any other, with players and coaches barred from team facilities during the pandemic, and all work done on video conference rather than on the field. But Seahawks coach Pete Carroll believes his team got better, despite the circumstances.

Carroll told Doug Farrar of USA Today that the Seahawks exceeded expectations with the work they put in under unusual circumstances, and he believes that’s going to make a big difference once they can finally get on the field.

“We killed it during the offseason in a way I couldn’t envision it going as well as it did,” Carroll said. “It went great, and we accomplished a lot, and we’re smarter than we’ve ever been. The transition we make now will be huge. Who would have thought that we could come out of the offseason and say that this was an extraordinary offseason – learning and teaching and concepts, and then all of the social stuff and personal stuff we dealt with has been so challenging, but necessary. Hopefully, we’re really going to make a turn here that’s extraordinary. There’s so much happening, even though we’ve been sitting at home! It’s just amazing.”

Carroll’s optimistic nature has not been shaken by the circumstances of this offseason. He expects another big year in Seattle.

30 responses to “Pete Carroll: We killed it during the offseason

  1. They ain’t nothing without Russell Wilson. Not even hating.
    He’s like Brett Favre in his prime, except better.

    Every time he goes back to pass he’s scary and you hold your breath and think worst thing possible. He’s scary and can scramble. Without him they don’t have a chance. He makes everybody better.

  2. People don’t understand how great Russell Wilson is. I hate him only because he’s killed my team so many times. Wilson is a dope ridiculous talent. He makes something out of nothing so many times.

    Example look at 2019 playoff game vs Green Bay last season. He’s scary to watch as an opposing fan

  3. In the video Florio talks about NFL players having a BMI higher than 30. Seriously, we’re still using this archaic measurement to judge a person’s health? I’m 5’11 and 185lbs (84kg) but sitting at 11% body fat which was just tested via bod pod. But my BMI according to cdc.gov is 25.8 and saying I’m overweight, I’m no where near in the shape of 90% of the NFL players so this argument in my mind is invalid.

  4. He stays positive and this is why that team succeeds. The mindset is infectious and is also shared by Wilson.

  5. “Killed” is not the word to use right now to describe anything related to football, as systemic racism and Covid_19 claim lives all over the planet.

    I’m old enough to remember when Kellen Winslow Jr. was crucified for using the words “I’m a soldier”, to describe himself while in college. (9/11 time frame)

    America has a problem, depending on who says and who does what. I love Pete Carroll, but words do matter. Now we have a guy in the White House who wants to be known as THE LONE WARRIOR.

    Neither he, nor Kellen Winslow Jr. went to war and one of them actually dodged service.

  6. Pete is delusional as usual… first and goal from the 3 yard line Pete with the Superbowl and history on the line Pete what ya gonna do?? I know throw it over the middle…wahahahahaha

  7. qdog112 says:
    July 1, 2020 at 6:52 am

    “Killed” is not the word to use right now to describe anything related to football, as systemic racism and Covid_19 claim lives all over the planet.

    I’m old enough to remember when Kellen Winslow Jr. was crucified for using the words “I’m a soldier”, to describe himself while in college. (9/11 time frame)

    ——————————————————————

    Really. Even as a non-religious person, comparing some berating from the media and whatnot to a crucifixion of all the horrible things is even less appropriate according to such logic, is it not? But point taken.

    Additionally, I’m old enough to remember when The Eminem Show came out, also in the 9/11 era. The hook to the song “Soldier” is literally “I’m a soldier” (Eminem is not a veteran), and no one batted an eye.

    Well. In any case, this was a fun trip down memory lane (little Nas reference for ya, although I’m not sure how many hip hop heads lurk these boards). Best of luck to Pete Carroll, all the other coaches at every level on every team, and fingers tentatively crossed for a season that’s looking less and less likely to happen by the day, practically.

  8. Good thing Carroll said it was nothing to sneeze at. A sneeze could be a lethal weapon nowadays

  9. 10 – 6, and a first round exit from the playoffs. Offense will be good. The defense will be laughable. Pete will again be a poor game day coach, trusting his intuition more than statistical analysis. Russell will save Pete’s (and Schneider’s) job for another year, which is good news for the rest of the NFC.

  10. Petey said that last year’s Seattle team reminded him of the team that won the Defensive Holding Gate Bowl. Without some lucky wins against awful opponents early in the season, last year’s team would have been out of the playoffs. The D was awful, unlike the good one that led the league in fewest points allowed. It takes a sucker or a Seattle fan to buy what Petey sells.

  11. Cheerleadin’ cheatin’ Pete could turn tomorrow’s sunrise into an historical event. Blah, blah, blah…

  12. SWFLPC.INC says:
    July 1, 2020 at 9:37 am
    Once the mobs burn down the stadium, where is Pete planning for the team to play?

    ———————-
    Its looking like they should have done the stadium before going to the Mayor’s house.

  13. great offseason too.

    Went 10-0
    Completed 100% of my passes, such as, I’ll pass on going without a mask.

  14. Awesome! Cleveland killed last years off season. How did that work out for them?

  15. Pete Carroll loses more games than he wins with his coaching blunders. It gets so tiring in the Northwest because fans just rev it up and say ‘here we go again’ with ol Petey. He can do no wrong up here. Russell Wilson could win 10 games with a local youth head coach.

  16. I’m surprised no one’s mentioned Rex Ryan yet. I guess it’s because Pete Carrol is 20 times a better coach than Rex Ryan.

  17. mackcarrington says:
    July 1, 2020 at 3:21 pm
    I’m surprised no one’s mentioned Rex Ryan yet. I guess it’s because Pete Carrol is 20 times a better coach than Rex Ryan.
    ==================================
    So am I.

  18. Pete Carroll will forever go down as the coach who called the worst play in the SB.

  19. californianewton says:
    July 1, 2020 at 10:14 am
    Petey said that last year’s Seattle team reminded him of the team that won the Defensive Holding Gate Bowl. Without some lucky wins against awful opponents early in the season, last year’s team would have been out of the playoffs. The D was awful, unlike the good one that led the league in fewest points allowed. It takes a sucker or a Seattle fan to buy what Petey sells.
    +++
    Do you remember how Richard Sherman cost the Niners a Super Bowl appearance, and a Super Bowl win? Good times.

  20. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    July 1, 2020 at 4:34 pm
    Pete Carroll will forever go down as the coach who called the worst play in the SB.
    +++
    Pete has never called an offensive or defensive play. He lets his coordinators coordinate. That was Bevell that made the call.

    There’s a reason Bevell never was seriously considered for a HC job. He’s not a great coordinator. Seattle’s defensive staff was plucked away over the years, including the DC getting a HC gig. But not Bevell.

    There’s a reason for that.

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