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Carroll putting Seattle legacy on the line

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08:01 AM ET 08.22 | Pete Carroll isn't much for going the way the wind blows. [Carroll] stepped to the podium adjacent to the practice field Tuesday afternoon, looking as defiant as a middleweight champion announcing his next title defense. Staring into the faces and the cameras around him, Carroll announced that, once again, he is taking the road less traveled. He is ignoring convention and jumping, once more, into the abyss. Russell Wilson, the rookie third-round pick who has been the thrill of summer camp, will start Friday's enormously important third game of the exhibition season at Kansas City. ... This competition could define Carroll's legacy in Seattle. This is the high-risk game he loves to play. This call by Carroll is the undisputed heavyweight of wows.

The Seattle Times

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August 22, 2012  08:19 AM ET

A pre-season game is not going to determine his "legacy." His poor decision making skills and sub-par record in the regular season should though.

August 22, 2012  08:22 AM ET

Man, things must be quiet in Seattle. "The undisputed heavyweight of wows?" I mean, this is a freakin' pre-season game. And, it's the Seahawks, a team which is not figured to be playing in January.

No need to fly in emergency supplies of Sominex or Ambien. This will cause no one to be sleepless in Seattle.

August 22, 2012  08:24 AM ET
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A pre-season game is not going to determine his "legacy." His poor decision making skills and sub-par record in the regular season should though.

bingo!!!

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August 22, 2012  08:35 AM ET

That look was not defiant so much as it was an Alfred E. Newman look...what, me worry? HA!!

August 22, 2012  08:40 AM ET

Sometimes... you just have to go with the guy that looks like he has "it".


Wilson might just be that guy.

August 22, 2012  09:04 AM ET

He's the Coach, he knows what he's doing, ban the writer from the locker room!!!!!!!

August 22, 2012  09:06 AM ET
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Sometimes... you just have to go with the guy that looks like he has "it". Wilson might just be that guy.

if the coach doesn't have 'it'...does 'it' matter?

August 22, 2012  09:10 AM ET

" the way the wind blows."
" the road less traveled" (apologies to R.Frost)
"enormously important " Really? A paid writer wrote that?
"undisputed heavyweight of wows."

Honestly, this would get most High School students a trip to summer school.

August 22, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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Honestly, this would get most High School students a trip to summer school.

Back in our day, yes. Now, you can get B's if you can turn on spell check. A's if you happen to see the photos on the teacher's laptop and don't report him.

August 22, 2012  09:20 AM ET

2YRS and he's looking for a job.

August 22, 2012  09:33 AM ET

I didn't know that Seattle had a legacy. An Odyssey, yes, but not a legacy.

August 22, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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2YRS and he's looking for a job.

so your saying they are going to have a winning season this year????

August 22, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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Man, things must be quiet in Seattle. "The undisputed heavyweight of wows?" I mean, this is a freakin' pre-season game. And, it's the Seahawks, a team which is not figured to be playing in January.No need to fly in emergency supplies of Sominex or Ambien. This will cause no one to be sleepless in Seattle.

Very good comment!!! Let us all wait until the regular season starts, before we go nutso!!!! :-)

August 22, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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A pre-season game is not going to determine his "legacy." His poor decision making skills and sub-par record in the regular season should though.

Good point!!! They are a few coaches in the NFL that will be on the "hot seat" this year, let's wait until the regular season starts

August 22, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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Good point!!! They are a few coaches in the NFL that will be on the "hot seat" this year, let's wait until the regular season starts

that line starts with Sexy Rexy. HA!!!

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August 22, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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A paid writer wrote that?"undisputed heavyweight of wows."Honestly, this would get most High School students a trip to summer school.

Agreed. I thought maybe they'd started quoting 10th rate writers from The Bleacher Report.

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