Pete Carroll's final press conference shows again why he has been great: His humanity

Pete Carroll is out as head coach of the Seahawks after 14 season.

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Pete Carroll is no longer the head coach of the Seattle Seahawks. The news was confirmed by the Seahawks on Wednesday. Carroll will stay on in an advisory position for the team while the organization searches for its next head coach.

Pete Carroll was allowed a press conference on Wednesday after the announcement of his being removed from head coach. He did not give many details on what discussions he had with Seahawks chairperson Jody Allen and general manager John Schneider, but Carroll did say he fought for his coaching position. What was clear was the decision to not be Seattle's coach anymore was not his own.

But Carroll also showed during the introduction part of the press conference and while answering questions from reporters what made him special. I do not mean this from the standpoint of Carroll the coach but as Carroll the human being. Carroll was also relentlessly positive and very rarely publicly discussed an individual player in an overly negative manner.

Pete Carroll's final press conference with the Seahawks was definitely emotional

During the press conference, Carroll thanked the organization for his time as coach, talked about the hiring of Schneider as general manager in 2010, thanked the players who came to watch him speak (Bobby Wagner was one of them), and thanked his family. When speaking to the players and speaking of his family, Carroll struggled at times to speak because of his emotions.

Not having Carroll on the sidelines in the future might be good for the team - 12s should hope it is because we want the Seahawks to challenge for Super Bowls every year - but after 14 years seeing someone else coach the team will be odd and take some getting used to. The move would be easier emotionally if Pete Carroll were not a good person or a jerk, though. He isn't.

We want him to succeed not just because he was the coach of the Seahawks but because he treated people, especially his players, with respect. Now I want him to succeed simply because he is a good guy. (Although the moment he pointed out that some people in attendance did not seem to know who Roy Hobbs was made for a nice stress relief.)

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