The Seattle Seahawks are in the midst of a disastrous season. There’s no doubt that’s on Pete Carroll. I also have no doubt the Hawks need to let him fix this.
Pete Carroll is the one person most responsible for the trainwreck that is the Seahawks of 2021. He’s not only the Head Coach, he’s also the Executive Vice President of Football Operations. As such, he’s responsible for the coordinators, position coaches, the draft, even the waterboys.
Pete may not be the person who decided the Hawks should sell Elysian at Lumen Field, but I guarantee that if he wanted the 12s to drink Keystone Light instead, that’s all you’d see on tap next Sunday. And God help us all if that happens.
Let’s get back to football. This offense is a nightmare, and it isn’t only because of the demon finger of Russell Wilson. Before the injury, the Seahawks averaged 6.1 points per quarter with Russ under center. Since his return, they’ve averaged just 2.3 points per quarter. That certainly makes it look like post-injury Wilson is the issue.
Seattle Seahawks should allow Pete Carroll a chance to fix team
Except that isn’t the whole story. The Hawks were averaging 24 points per game, and that wasn’t enough. The 2020 team scored 459 points. For the mathy-challenged, that’s an average of just under 28 points per game. Four points per game might not seem like a lot. But add four points to each of the Seahawks first five games, and they win the Titans game. Better yet, even at the lower level of 24 points per game, the Hawks would have beaten the Steelers, Saints, Packers, Cardinals, and the Football Team. Listen, I know it’s ridiculous to refer to those guys n D.C. like that, but they made the choice, not me.