10 weeks ago, the Seattle Seahawks dominated the Colts 28-16 in week 1 of the 2021-22 season to move to 1-0. The team looked great, played with energy, hit big plays downfield, and got to the quarterback with ease.
Yet, here we are. Now 3-7, the Seattle Seahawks are searching for answers. All life this team appeared to have in week 1 has seemingly vanished. From blowing a 24-9 lead and losing 30-33 in OT against the Titans, to losing 0-17 against the Packers on our way to the first shutout on the Russel Wilson era, this team has continually found ways to lose games.
This may have been a hot take in years past, but it is finally time to admit that this Seattle Seahawk team’s misfortune is absolutely down to coaching, specifically Pete Carroll, and here are the reasons why.
Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks need to go their separate ways
Bad coaching staff decisions
Personally, I am tired of letting Ken Norton Jr. off the hook when it takes his unit half the season to play acceptable defense. KNJ’s defensive units have consistently started seasons playing shockingly bad defense, and a lot of times his defenses have single-handedly lost the Seahawks games.
I would love to know, how many historically-bad defensive starts to seasons will it take for Pete Carroll to let this guy go? If you ask me, one is one too many. This is especially true when considering the sheer amount of talent that the defense possesses.
Ultimately, the decision to keep KNJ disappointing season after disappointing season is Pete’s decision.