Sorry Pete Carroll Haters, He's not going anywhere. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Is Pete Carroll’s Seat Getting Hot?


Its something I keep seeing. Comments about how Pete Carroll’s unwillingness to spend “whatever it takes” to get a franchise QB means that he has to win or else. That this season will be a test as to how far the team can go under Carroll since he doesn’t value the QB position, and that if he doesn’t at least win a playoff game then it’ll prove that Carroll is only a college coach and will never make it in the NFL.

I’ve also heard that Carroll has one more year of safety, but that the team must show progress. If 2012 is a St. Louis Rams style disaster, then he would be gone. The people who portray this version of things say that 2013 is the win or else year. This is the view used in a recent ProFootballWeekly Article.

From my point of view, these people just don’t know the Seahawks upper management. In fact, it’s a pretty dumb question entirely. Pete Carroll and John Schneider were open about how long this process was going to take when they were hired. A year ago at this time, they said they needed 2 more drafts to get the roster to the point that it needed to be. That was the plan when they were hired. That was the plan they were hired to implement.

There’s absolutely no reason to think that the Carroll wont be around in 2013. Carroll is going to be given a chance to complete his plan before his performance will be evaluated.Its tough to imagine any situation where Carroll would get fired. Even an 0-16 season might not be enough be dislodge Carroll from his hold on the franchise.

At least that would put him into a position to draft a franchise QB.

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  • HanleyBonynge

    When I read the headline I was ready to go bananas in the comments, but then realized you were arguing the counter point which is true. It was always sold as a five year plan and Carroll already has won a playoff game.  Not to mention, this isn’t a simple continuation project, he is rebuilding the entire team in a brand new image.  And as far as QBs go, they signed the hottest free-agent QB there was this season. It’s not like they passed on Luck or Griffin.  Part of good management is taking what the situation presents and not trying to force something more.  And that is something Carroll and Schneider do very well, in my opinion.

  • Keith_12thMR

     @HanleyBonynge I’m just tired of reading the uninformed opinions that say he should be worried about his job. Hopefully we can quiet down that madness for a bit.

  • HanleyBonynge

     @Keith_12thMR Couldn’t agree more. Everyone wants to be an “expert” on Seattle sports and write the teams off without actually putting in any time knowing what’s going on.

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  • MichaelBernazzani

     @HanleyBonynge  i know i seriously need to quit checking the comments sections on some of these articles, i swear these idiots are baiting me sometimes w/ their absurdities #12thMan