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Morning links: Carroll on a short leash?

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Mike Florio of takes on Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll and how the NCCA sanctions levied against USC will affect his tenure in the NFL.

Florio says on the surface what happened at USC will not hurt Carroll. However, Florio believes the way Carroll’s legacy has been tarnished at USC lessens his stature as an NFL coach, and could lead to Carroll having a shorter leash with Seattle.

It’s an interesting take, but I tend to disagree with Florio here.

Seattle already fired Jim Mora after one season, so I think they are looking to create some long-term stability. They also brought in a new general manager in John Schneider, so I believe if the Seahawks continue to struggle in 2010 that both Carroll and Schneider will get at least three seasons to put their system in place and see how it works.

Now, if Seattle continues to be bottom feeders in the NFC West after three seasons, then changes will take place. But I believe the way Mora was fired after one season actually bought Carroll some time, and what happened at USC will have little to no effect on how long he stays in Seattle.

The Seahawks were voted 25th team overall by fans on, and are under the microscope in this video outlook.

Justin Forsett, Steve Vallos, Lofa Tatupu, Joe Pawelek and offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates are all set to get marriesd in the next, two months.

Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports on the league’s pitch for an 18-game season, which has not been well received by the players’ union.

Veteran players Ray Lewis and Tom Brady spoke out against the 18-game schedule.

Matt Bowen of the National Football Post breaks down the Wildcat power run game executed so well by Miami.