Clayton: No news from Seahawks meeting with Jody Allen is good news

Jan 17, 2022, 5:10 PM | Updated: 5:15 pm

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Seahawks coach coach Pete Carroll jogs off the field before a game against the 49ers on Dec. 5. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)

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The Seahawks held their season-ending meeting with owner Jody Allen last Thursday. Nothing happened.

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Pete Carroll is still the head coach. John Schneider is still the general manager. Russell Wilson is still the quarterback. Even though the national media keeps promoting the possibility of changes, there was no news. Nothing was supposed to happen.

The most interesting report from over the weekend came from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. He reported change wasn’t even discussed in the meeting. Allen was just updated on what happened this season and why it resulted in the bad 7-10 record.

Allen is a hands-off owner, which is good. She lets football people make football decisions. There apparently weren’t any discussions about changing the Seahawks’ power structure. It was just a matter of trying to see where the franchise is heading. The 38-30 win over Arizona in Seattle’s season finale certainly didn’t hurt the equation. In that game against a Cardinals team headed to the postseason, the Seahawks looked like a playoff-caliber franchise.

With all that done, Carroll and Schneider can work on trying to get the roster better for next year. They can work on which of the seven starters set to be free agents should be re-signed. Plus, they can look ahead and see what to do with young players whose contracts will be coming due in the next couple of years.

No change was necessary. Patriots coach Bill Belichick won seven games in 2020, but New England came back to made the playoffs this year. San Francisco coach Kyle Shanahan had a six-win season in 2020. He bounced back and the 49ers are now in the divisional playoff round.

It’s just time for the Seahawks to get to work on next year.

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