So… the Seattle Seahawks have had only three coaches in their history to make the playoffs since 1976. Pete Carroll was a godsend for the franchise that had only one Super Bowl appearance to its credit up until SB48. Mike Holmgren’s success with the team cannot be overlooked, but Carroll has a chance to go down as a Seahawks coaching legend before his career is over.
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Holmgren and Knox were veteran NFL coaches who tried their hand at coaching a perennially downtrodden franchise and found success. Their contributions to the annals of Seahawks history will not be forgotten. They were beacons of light amidst the darkness.
I think we can all agree that we are living in the Golden Age of Seattle Seahawks history with Carroll at the helm, and I hope we can continue to live with the increasingly high expectations we all put on the team going forward. No longer are the Seahawks laughingstocks or playoff chokers, they are a scary team that could rip through the NFL at any moment.
Carroll’s rah-rah coaching style has worked for the most part so far, and we still haven’t seen the true extent of his legacy in Seattle sports. It may be many years before we truly see it. There’s no doubt that the winning culture we’re enjoying at CenturyLink Field now is because of the foundations Holmgren and Carroll have laid down. Especially in the current condition of the NFL, when top teams could be derailed quickly and fall into the depths, we are blessed to have a consistently contending team.
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