Entering a postseason that will not feature the Seattle Seahawks will leave the organization with more questions than answers as they head into the offseason.
The rollercoaster ride that has been the 2021 regular season has highlighted the flaws of this Seattle team that have been covered up for the last couple of years. As in years past, the blame cannot be solely put on Pete Carroll as this Seahawks defense is top 10 in major statistical categories in the second half of the season. The problems have actually fallen on the offensive side of the ball.
Last year when rumors surrounding a Russell Wilson trade sparked, Seattle immediately shut them down. Primarily because Pete Carroll is 70 years old and does not want to enter a rebuild. He knows his best chances of winning are with his Super Bowl-winning quarterback. As they currently sit at 5-9 with pretty much no playoff hope and their first losing season in 9 years, it appears that change is imminent.
While many believe Pete Carroll has done enough to earn his right to remain in Seattle and fix the problems, more likely than not, he would be on his way out as it is the head coach who ends up being the scapegoat when things go wrong.
5 offensive-minded coaches who could replace Pete Carroll for the Seattle Seahawks
Regardless of which side you stand on – in terms of who to place the blame on – I think we can all agree that the NFL has become an offensive-centric league. The rule changes over the last couple of years have heavily favored the quarterback and most of the recent hires will back up that claim.
Just look at the NFC West for example. The 49ers are coached by Kyle Shanahan (42 years old), Cardinals by Killf Kingsbury (42 years old), and Rams by Sean McVay (35 years old). Outside of their relatively young age, what do these three coaches have in common? Offensive minds.
If Pete Carroll were to retire — as I don’t think he will be fired — my guess is Seattle jumps on the trend of hiring an offensive-minded coach. After all, it would only make sense with a quarterback like Russell Wilson who still has many good years ahead.
After discussing 5 defensive-minded coaches who could replace Pete Carroll, here are 5 offensive-minded coaches who can find themselves leading Seattle in the near future.