Thursday Round-Up: Where Does Pete Carroll Rank Among NFL Head Coaches?

A daily link round-up of what's "out there" about your Seattle Seahawks


Good morning, 12s.

Here's a look at what's "out there" for today - Thursday, July 2 - about your Seattle Seahawks:

Where Does Pete Carroll Rank?

NFL.com Media Analyst Elliot Harrison has put together a photo essay ranking the League's head coaches from Nos. 1-32 and Seattle head coach Pete Carroll is mentioned at No. 2 on Harrison's list.

Carroll, who has led the team to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, has compiled a 50-30 regular-season record through five seasons as Seattle's head coach. Carroll also owns a 7-3 record in the playoffs, where the club has earned three NFC West titles, two conference championships, and the franchise's first Lombardi Trophy.

Here's what Harrison had to say about the Seahawks' head man:

Carroll has earned this spot. Forget the consecutive Super Bowl appearances of the past two seasons. Carroll is a peerless master motivator whose players seem to love playing for him. The aspect of his coaching style worth admiring the most: He doesn't stand in the way of his assistants, encouraging them to further their careers -- with two of his former subordinates, Gus Bradley and Dan Quinn, finding their way onto this list over the past two years. One could view the pursuit of his staff by other teams as a sign that the Seahawks' way is the right way.

The one head coach above Carroll on Harrison's list? New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who has four Super Bowl titles and 12 playoff appearances to his name.

Richard Sherman In Top 100

Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman was unveiled at No. 11 on NFL Network's countdown of the Top 100 Players of 2015 last night.

The No. 11 standing makes Sherman the top-ranked cornerback in the game heading into 2015, appearing ahead of Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (No. 19) and New England Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis (No. 17).

Sherman joins teammates in free safety Earl Thomas (No. 21), quarterback Russell Wilson (No. 22), tight end Jimmy Graham (No. 31), strong safety Kam Chancellor (No. 41), linebacker Bobby Wagner (No. 69), and defensive end Michael Bennett (No. 90) as the seventh Seahawk to appear on this year's list determined solely by the votes of current NFL players.

Tweet Of The Day

Today's "Tweet of the Day" comes from Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who sends well wishes Earl Thomas' way after learning about the Seattle free safety's recent engagement.

More From Around The Web

Canadian-born Seahawks tight end Luke Willson wished NFL fans north of the border a happy Canada Day yesterday.

NFL.com's *Around The League *staff share five takeaways from Wednesday's Top 100 countdown on NFL Network.

Terry Blount at ESPN.com poses a Seahawks-themed question to his fellow NFC West NFL Nation writers, asking what offseason move each club made to try and catch up to the Seahawks as leaders in the division.

And Stephen Cohen at SeattlePI.com put together a list of Seattle quarterbacks readers can vote to the Seahawks' all-time team, a position-by-position exercise the site will unveil the results of before training camp starts at the end of this month.

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