Our own Dave Boling builds a case for the Seahawks hiring Floyd Reese as the team’s new general manager, citing his expertise and experience as a guiding light for Pete Carroll’s return to the NFL.
When the Titans went 13-3 in 2008, 16 of 22 starters were Reese’s acquisitions, including six Pro Bowl selections that season alone. We might point out that Ruskell had three acquisitions make the Pro Bowl in his five seasons (Julian Peterson, Lofa Tatupu and Patrick Kerney … and Kerney and Peterson had been Pro Bowl players before getting here).
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So, where are the Seahawks going to find somebody with Reese’s track record, with that instant credibility, who also wouldn’t be another big front-office ego that could create friction?
Hire the man, and get started healing this fractured franchise today.
ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that Pat Kirwan, a good friend of Carroll, will interview for the vacant GM spot.
My story today focuses on Carroll’s coaching staff beginning to take shape.
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Nate Burleson talks to KJR’s Dave “Softy” Mahler about the arrival of Carroll in this audio link.
Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated wonders if the Rooney Rule is still relevant.