Has Pete Carroll taken Seattle as Far as he can?

Pete Carroll is arguably the greatest Head Coach that the Seattle Seahawks have had, leading them to back-to-back Super Bowls and to the play offs 8 times in his 11 seasons in Seattle. But this season in particular, the Seahawks have been off colour. The Seahawks currently sit at 2-4 and bottom of the highly competitive NFC West following Sunday’s primetime defeat to Ben Roethlisberger’s Pittsburgh Steelers

Geno Smith, who’s deputising for an injured Russel Wilson looked lost and his overtime fumble ultimately lost Seattle with the game finishing 23-20 in Pittsburgh’s favour. Without Wilson, the Seahawks look lost. Russel Wilson, DK Metcalfe and Tyler Lockett are playmakers, big game players Carroll can rely on, but without Wilson Seattle look blunt on offence and need to find an answer quick before they fall out of the play-off race completely.

Carroll’s been around for a while coaching in both College Football and the NFL, coaching at some of the biggest organisations in football such as USC and New England Patriots before Bill Belichick and Tom Brady’s dynasty started. Carroll is a coach with a defensive pedigree and built his 2014 Superbowl winning side on his defence. His defence contained legends of the game – Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and Kam Chancellor – famously known as ‘The Legion of Boom’ and current all-star, Bobby Wagner. They were aggressive and horrible to play against. Now however, Seattle’s defence in comparison to that elite unit is soft, with the Seahawks giving up over 400 yards in their first 5 games, almost breaking an NFL record for the worst defensive start in history. Under Carroll, Seattle always seems to start well and seem like they could be Superbowl contenders and then for their fans frustrating tail off, but this year it seems more desperate. Carroll has been at the helm now for 11 years, so has he taken the Seahawks as far as he can?

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