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You guys might have already seen this, but this video that Carroll appeared int to promote an event for his charity foundation A Better LA shows he has a good sense of humor.
My story today emphasizes the fact that new Seahawks GM John Schneider and head coach Pete Carroll are speaking the same language. Carroll said he’s not afraid to play younger players, and the key is finding what they do well and giving them specific roles.
Schneider comes from a team that had the youngest roster in the league, and said Carroll’s philosophy of giving players specific roles makes it easier to find players to fit those roles.
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TNT’s Dave Boling notes that even though Carroll will call the shots, at first blush the two appear to be a pairing of like minds.
Art Thiel of the Seattlepi.com chronicles the budding bromance between head coach Pete Carroll and new GM Schneider.
ESPN’s Tim Hasselbeck and defensive coordinator Gus Bradley talk about the Schneider hire with ESPN Seattle’s Brock and Salk in this audio link. The conversation begins about 20 minutes in. It’s worth a listen.
Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf talks to ESPN Seattle’s John Schneider in this audio link.
Buffalo could be a possible landing spot for Mora if he wants to get back to work quickly as a defensive coordinator, with Chan Gailey taking the head coaching job there. Mora did not directly answer a question about his interest there.
From ESPN Mike Sando’s blog, Mel Kiper Jr. has Seattle selecting Georgia Tech defensive tackle Derrick Morgan at No. 6 and Clemson running back C.J. Spiller at No. 14.
More Sando: He calculates the age of every other team, noting that Seattle is one of the oldest teams in the league while Green Bay has one of the youngest teams in the NFL.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com offers a brief bio on the new coaching staff.
Former Huskies head coach and Seahawks assistant Keith Gilbertson takes over as Cleveland’s pro personnel director, according to this report from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Seahawks pro scout A.J. Durso also joins the staff.