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Morning links: Carroll among highest paid coaches in sports

Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen continues to show his commitment to bringing a Super Bowl to Pacific Northwest when it comes to plunking down cash for quality coaches.

According to this report by, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll is the fourth-highest paid coach in Sports, making $7 million this year. Here’s the top 10.

1. Bill Belichick, New England Patriots: $7.5 million 2. Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins: $7 million 3. Doc Rivers, Boston Celtics: $7 million 4. Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks: $7 million 5. Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs: $6 million 6. Lovie Smith, Chicago Bears: $6 million 7. Mike D'Antoni, New York Knicks: $6 million 8. Ken Whisenhunt, Arizona Cardinals: $5.75 million 9. Tom Coughlin, New York Giants: $5.25 million 10. Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers: $5 million

Tony Softli of ESPN 101 in St. Louis reviews the quarterback situations in the NFC West. Softli notes that Seattle is trying to establish a ball control offense by drafting two offensive linemen along with the addition of Tom Cable. He also believes Charlie Whitehurst is not the answer at quarterback, and that the team is quietly shopping for an option in free agency.

Clare Farnworth of catches up with former Seattle linebacker Chad Brown.

Philadelphia head coach Andy Reid says the team has not finalized a deal to trade quarterback Kevin Kolb.

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post commends players like Drew Brees for holding offseason workouts, but admits they pale in comparison to the work players should be getting during minicamps.

Mike Silver of Yahoo Sports believes the players can rebound from Monday’s ruling for the owners.