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Monday Round-Up: Three more years for head coach Pete Carroll
Good morning, 12s.
Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Monday, April 7 - about your Seattle Seahawks:
With Pete Carroll now under contract through the 2016 season, Larry Stone of the Seattle Times takes a look at what his new deal means for the Seahawks. Below is an excerpt from Stone's column on the Seahawks' head coach.
Carroll recognizes that the next great challenge is to stave off complacency. He said the Seahawks are “right in the middle of something really special here,’’ implying that the ending has not come yet.
In fact, when the goal is, as he put it, “to do things in every aspect, every phase and corner of our program, better than it’s ever been done before,” the very concept of an end is immaterial, in Carroll’s mind.
“There’s nothing to gauge that to, nothing to compare it to, which is how I like it,’’ he said. “There’s not going to be a time where we’re ever going to know if we did that.”
Maybe that sounds a little corny, a little too new age. But now, and for the foreseeable future, that’s the Seahawks way. The Pete Carroll way. And it’s working. Just check the scoreboard.
Still hasn’t changed.
Art Thiel of SportsPressNW.com says the Pete Carroll-John Schneider head coach-general manager relationship is unlike anything else in pro sports.
John Boyle of the Everett Herald says the Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll don't want last season's Super Bowl success to be a one-time occurrence.
Terry Blount of ESPN.com wonders if coach Pete Carroll will go down as one of the greatest football coaches of all-time. Blount also selects the eighth, ninth, and 10th-best Seahawks players entering the 2014 season.
Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times catches up with Super Bowl MVP linebacker Malcolm Smith on what he has been up to this offseason and on what he's looking forward to accomplishing on the football field next year.
Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com poses several questions surrounding the Seahawks as they ready for the 2014 NFL Draft.
Former Seahawks tight end Kellen Davis has signed with the New York Giants in free agency. Davis served as Seattle's third tight end a season ago behind Zach Miller and Luke Willson.
If you're in or around San Francisco tonight, running back Marshawn Lynch will serve as a guest bartender at MatrixFillmore to raise money for his Fam 1st Family Foundation benefiting Bay Area youth.
Wrestlemania XXX went down in New Orleans, La. yesterday, where Aberdeen, Wash. native and Seahawks fan Daniel Bryan took home the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. In the spirit of wrestling's big day, NFL.com put together a photo essay comparing NFL players to WWE superstars. The Seahawks' Russell Wilson, Brandon Mebane, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, and Kam Chancellor all earn WWE counterparts.
Greg A. Bedard of TheMMQB.com steps in for Peter King in today's "Monday Morning Quarterback" column, previewing what the division rival St. Louis Rams may do with picks No. 2 and No. 13 in the first round of May's NFL Draft.
And here at Seahawks.com, I detail coach Carroll's approach as he and general manager John Schneider look to 2014 and beyond.