Pete Carroll has way too much power
After the unfortunate and tragic passing of owner Paul Allen in October of 2018, team ownership was passed to Paul’s sister, Jody Allen. Throughout her tenure, she has shown a fully hands-off approach, which in turn, has given tyrannical power to Carroll.
Pete Carroll does not answer to anyone. He has the ultimate say in all personnel and coaching staff decisions. This is why every time a questionable personnel or coaching staff decision is made, he should take full blame.
Keeping Ken Norton, Jr., which I already shared my thoughts about, is a Pete Carroll decision. The bad Shane Waldron hire (Seattle averaging 13.5 points in their last 4 games) was a Pete Carroll decision. The atrocious Jamal Adams trade was a Pete Carroll decision. The list can go on and on, and this season has been an amalgamation of all the bad decisions Carroll has made.
No head coach in the NFL should have as much power as Carroll has. Every NFL coach should have to answer to someone, and when they fail miserably, they should be held accountable. Pete Carroll is not being held accountable.