One of the last national football writers to make their way to the VMAC at the end of training camp was Clark Judge of CBS Sports. And like many others, he see Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll eventually turning things around.
“The club won nine games the past two years under Mike Holmgren and Jim Mora. Its quarterback hasn't made it through the past two seasons without bowing out with injuries. Its rushing attack is weak. There's not a franchise wide receiver. The offensive line is in repair. There is no elite pass rusher. The pass defense ranked 30th, and veteran quarterbacks didn't exploit the Seahawks' weaknesses as much as they torched them. I think you get the idea. There are holes galore, with Carroll hired to fill them.
“But he will. I believe it because I've seen what he does when he runs a club, and so have you. And make no mistake, he runs the Seattle Seahawks.”
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