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Pete Carroll, Seahawks draw inspiration from RG3

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07:09 AM ET 11.08 | The Seattle Seahawks made one of the NFL's most surprising decisions this offseason when they announced that rookie quarterback Russell Wilson would be the opening day starter. Wilson struggled early in the season but has begun to find his way as the season goes along. There is one thing to credit for Wilson's success and that is a decision that head coach Pete Carroll made to install more of the zone-read option into the Seahawks offensive scheme. Carroll drew the inspiration from watching what Mike Shanahan and the Washington Redskins did with fellow rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. "I was impressed with how much they got out of it," Carroll said."They're way ahead of everybody else in terms of their commitment to a really college style of offense and it's been very effective," Carroll said.

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November 8, 2012  03:30 PM ET

Look at the success, or lack thereof, of the other running QBs: Vick, Young, Newton. It is sporadic at best. Tebow can't even get on the field.

November 8, 2012  03:40 PM ET

someone tell Pete the Cheate he can't steal recruits in the NFL

November 8, 2012  03:53 PM ET
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An option run by Russell Wilson?Wilson isn't the runner RGIII is, and will get killed out there.

I think the option would be run for the sideline.

November 8, 2012  03:57 PM ET

Day 11 Still no Power, Sandy was really pissed off! Still have not seen my President in New York!!!
They called Bush a racist when he showed up on Day 3!!!

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November 8, 2012  04:23 PM ET
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Day 11 Still no Power, Sandy was really pissed off! Still have not seen my President in New York!!!They called Bush a racist when he showed up on Day 3!!!

Glad you are still there; I was wondering if you were okay. I read where Cuomo is really pissed with the power companies for being so slow. Hope they can restore power before the next storm hits.

November 8, 2012  05:36 PM ET

RGIII dont run if you dont have too!!! make sure you slide!!!

November 8, 2012  05:37 PM ET
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RGIII dont run if you dont have too!!! make sure you slide!!!

Throw the ball away son!! The Shanahan will get you killed!!!

November 8, 2012  06:16 PM ET
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Day 11 Still no Power, Sandy was really pissed off! Still have not seen my President in New York!!!They called Bush a racist when he showed up on Day 3!!!

Cuomo told him not to come, so he stayed in Jersey.

November 8, 2012  10:31 PM ET
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"They're way ahead of everybody else in terms of their commitment to a really college style of offense and it's been very effective," Carroll said.This ain't college ball anymore, fool.The league has easily adjusted.Have you checked the Redskins' record lately?

The Redskins record is **** because of the sorry excuse for the defense, not the offense or RGIII, homeslice.

November 8, 2012  10:38 PM ET
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The Redskins record is **** because of the sorry excuse for the defense, not the offense or RGIII, homeslice.

got that right and seatel got defense that could handl etis and offensie if work it tirght will see

November 8, 2012  11:17 PM ET
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"They're way ahead of everybody else in terms of their commitment to a really college style of offense and it's been very effective," Carroll said.This ain't college ball anymore, fool.The league has easily adjusted.Have you checked the Redskins' record lately?

RGIII is top 3 in leauge in terms of accuracy/completion rate. The last two games, the butterfingered recievers have dropped 15 balls (we got a guy named Desmond (B)Crisco, go figure). Even with that the O is still top 10 in the NFL

November 9, 2012  07:32 AM ET
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got that right and seatel got defense that could handl etis and offensie if work it tirght will see

Can we get some subtitles for that?

November 9, 2012  07:33 AM ET
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someone tell Pete the Cheate he can't steal recruits in the NFL

Pete???s always going to be a college coach at heart.

November 9, 2012  11:15 AM ET

Mark Sanchez is available and knows your System!!!

November 9, 2012  01:25 PM ET
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Glad you are still there; I was wondering if you were okay. I read where Cuomo is really pissed with the power companies for being so slow. Hope they can restore power before the next storm hits.

Day 12 Still know Power, it's going to take me down, by the way if your license plate ends in af Odd number, you are Odd, but we knew that all along!!! Cuomo is really Angry, he might bring in the National Guard, I mean all what's left of them in NY or ask that we borrow some of our Great Men and Women from our Armed Forces, they might be needed just to hold him back, his chair is starting to squirm!!!

 
November 9, 2012  01:28 PM ET
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Day 12 Still know Power, it's going to take me down, by the way if your license plate ends in af Odd number, you are Odd, but we knew that all along!!! Cuomo is really Angry, he might bring in the National Guard, I mean all what's left of them in NY or ask that we borrow some of our Great Men and Women from our Armed Forces, they might be needed just to hold him back, his chair is starting to squirm!!!

It's going to take a lot more than this to take me Dow!!! Thanks for asking, when I'm in Seattle, well go to da Crab Pot!!! Or I'll drive to beautiful Oregon, one our country's best kept secrets!!!

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