- Sep 4, 2010
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- Cockeysville, Md
Carroll staying and Russ moving on was the right choice
Are talking about the Seahawks or your feelings of lost youth?The objective in keeping Wilson would be that as long as you have a star QB, you can attract the better coaches (see GB).
You get another 3-4 years of winning, a little cap hell later, but have a solid HC and can potentially have built a strong team since then (again see GB).
The objective in keeping Carroll is the same as those people that would go see an aging Motley Crue at the Emerald Queen Casino. There was a fat, wheezing, potentially balding Vince Young falling in and out of key - cracking notes here and there. Nobody came to listen to them for that. Nobody cares that the band kinda sucked in those later years and that Vince could barely sing.
They came to remember what Motley Crue sounded like, and in turn, remember how fun it was to go to those concerts back when that band was good and relevant.
It is a nostalgia tour.
People will go to enjoy the nostalgia and remember when the team was strong and competitive. But all Carroll does is feed the memories train and keep us bobbing at .500. It isn't as if there is a future there or any kind of chance we are a playoff team.
The objective in keeping Wilson would be that as long as you have a star QB, you can attract the better coaches (see GB).
LOLOL Of course it's all about HIS "feelings of lost youth"....& too, Jody Allen probably hates Motely Crue, and decided to keep the Head Coach that UNDERSTANDS that there's 52 other players on the team.Are talking about the Seahawks or your feelings of lost youth?
Again, You are Kidding Yourself.Well Motley Crue sucked.
But I have to imagine that is the only reason someone would go watch them now.
Not worried about my lost youth. It is our rapidly aging, increasingly losing effectiveness and barely competent HC that I am worried about.
It is bad enough to have an average or below average QB. But to have a barely there HC where he cannot even do the things anymore he used to be good at and still struggles with the things he was never good at?
Not a great sign for the future.
So the only reason to even keep him is to remember when he was capable and competent.
On the bright side, going to games is going to be so much easier. If you ever wanted to see a star on the other team live - and never had good enough seats? It will be so much easier to get better seats, better parking, etc.
Yup. The first half is when we would try to execute the designed gameplan based on what Wilson was comfortable with. Bubble screens. Read options. Quick, one read slants, and play action passes. We'd lean run heavy at times to loosen up the defense to hit long passes and open up routes that Wilson liked that they'd clamp down on. Remember how we'd never use J Graham? Well where was Jimmy running his routes? Jimmy was underutilized in part because Russ needed time to process and so was held back to block, AND because in our offense, unlike in NO where he'd line up outside quite a bit, he was pushing the middle of the field. Granted, we had a string of bad lines after our SB runs that also necessitated the extra blocker, but Russ has never been one to make a defense pay with his anticipation and ability to diagnose and get the ball out.Again, You are Kidding Yourself.
First it was Wilson who was supposedly "Living Rent Free" in the Minds of folks around here, Not any longer, Pete Carroll has ALSO taken up residence RENT FREE in the minds of his detractors.
As for RW not scoring in the first half of games, that IS on Russ.
Lot's of 3 & outs, they were NOT in the game plans, & most certainly NOT ON PERPOSE.
No matter WHO Pete brought in as OC, the game ALWAYS reverted to RW's way, or no way at all.
In retrospect, Pete already KNEW that Russell Wilson had ALREADY QUIT on the TEAM Seahawks brand, so In the final few games in 2021, Penny's success @ running was a big FU to ALWAYS doing it Wilsons way.
There is nothing left to save, though, so if he does OK, good on him. I just consider him devoid of any value or worth as a football coach unless you are playing below .500 teams.
He is good at making a team look better than it is when it is crappy and worse than it is when it is good. So being crappy now, I suppose that is a positive.
But it isn't like he likely will do or accomplish anything beyond slightly above .500 records anymore.
So why bother?
Gospel!In light of what we know post draft, there's no argument I can agree with that keeping RW would have been better for the future of this franchise. And not just from a financial standpoint.
This team would have been stuck in mediocrity - a middling team that could not advance deep into the playoffs, while being unable to properly build a foundation with its limited draft capital / late round draft picks.
I'd rather be a team that sucks for a year or two with potential for contender status by year three, than a team stuck in pretender mode for years to come. Keeping RW would have been the ultimate pretender move. Win just enough games against regular season opponents, but lose against playoff level competition.
RW's last playoff stat? 11/27 passing. 2/14 on 3rd downs. That's not good enough.
"But, but the play calling was bad!"
There were plenty of open receivers that game. The film don't lie.
Now this team can move forward.