Mark Richt has lost control of Pete Carroll.

Depending on your point of view, this news has been greeted with a range of responses running from amazement to amusement.

Pete Carroll is apparently banking on third times being charms this coming year for the Seahawks’ offense — specifically with their new offensive coordinator.

Seattle is expected to hire Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer as the third play caller Carroll has had since he arrived to run the franchise in 2010. That is according to multiple national reports, the first Saturday by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

I probably fall into the latter group, based simply on Carroll’s thought process.

Carroll has stated his primary goal to get his fallen Seahawks back soaring in 2018 is to run the ball, like his teams used to.

Schottenheimer fits that aim.

I probably need to trademark “Run the damned ball, Schotty” before t-shirt sales take off in Seattle.  Y’all enjoy him.


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19 responses to “Mark Richt has lost control of Pete Carroll.

  1. Jack Klompus

    Read the twitter posts. All the same justification we used when he arrived in Athens- “No QB in NY” “Sam Bradford was injured,” “Developed Drew Brees in San Diego”

    Poor bastards.


  2. Derek

    I’m sure that Schotty will be as bad for Russell Wilson as Mike Shula has been for Cam Newton. That and Charlie Weis made Tom Brady.

    It’s about the coach. What he’s working with is of little significance. I’m surprised that some enterprising coach hasn’t got Hutson and Greyson playing qb in the nfl playoffs this year. We know they could be with an application coaching and play calling.


  3. Jack Klompus

    Even saw this article.l as proof how good he’ll be….. sends shivers down my spine and makes you realize how far we’ve come in a very short time.


  4. Hobnail_Boot

    Schottguns have a poor history in Seattle.


  5. gastr1

    Proof that in the NFL, a participation trophy will enable you to get a job. And a few more after that.


    • W Cobb Dawg

      Who says you can’t get high paid lifetime employment in today’s ever-shifting economy?

      Excel in college? Work history showing consistent improvement? – nfl doesn’t ask nor care.

      Paid on-the-job-training provided. All you need is a foot in the door, or a Dad’s foot in the door, with the nfl.

      General public, or you many thousands who’ve been successful coaching football at other levels, need not apply.


  6. ASEF

    Why are all defense first coaches so crappy at hiring OCs?


    • If that’s supposed to be a shot at Smart and Chaney, I think I’ll pass.


      • ASEF

        Lol. Never crossed my mind. More the NFL guys: Ryan, Carroll, Fox, Rivera, etc.


        • Derek

          There’s always tension there. If you’re Nick Saban would you ever have a guy like Mike Leach on your radar? He’s gonna leave your defense out to dry. They’re gonna play too many snaps. They aren’t gonna get the practice reps you want bc they’re practicing 109 different ways to throw it 7 yards. No physicality. Everything is about using space not taking space.

          Look at it the other way. If you’re an offensive guy do you want the HC coming down on your ass and telling you what you can run and what you cant?

          Tubs experiment with Tony Franklin is a great example of why these relationships are fraught with tension.

          If you’re a defensive coach you want a guy that buys into being a part of the whole picture. If all he’s worried about is stats and being the hero, you can’t have that guy. That’s why defensive coaches aren’t hiring the offensive flavor of the month guru.

          Likewise, if you’re trying to advance your defensive career, you probably aren’t sitting outside fish fry’s office looking for a job. He’s gonna hire guys that have been around, want a division 1 paycheck and know enough to be barely competent, because it will never be about the defense at the Joke while he’s there.


        • Hobnail_Boot

          You have to give credit to Fox for hiring Mike McCoy in Denver.


  7. As a Seahawks fans–sigh. So you are suppose to run the ball and the Seahawks have no running backs and a shitty offensive line.


  8. Will Trane

    Came highly recommended by Fran Tarkenton and Greg McGarity.
    There the Seahawks are a sure bet for super bowl now.


  9. Hogbody Spradlin

    That makes me . . . Snicker.


  10. DugLite

    I remember Schotty saying during the Spring at UGA that he was not going to change the terminology or signals. Come September the offense had new terminology and signals to suit him. The team looked confused. Almost to the point of using the old signals in front of him ala the gators under the Zookster.


  11. Doug

    Looks like I picked a good time to move to LA. Rams will cruise to the next three NFC West titles if this is the best Seattle can put up in opposition.