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NFL Network’s Pelissero: ‘Telling’ how quick Pete Carroll acted with Seahawks coaching moves

Jan 16, 2018, 11:29 AM | Updated: 1:38 pm
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Seahawks HC Pete Carroll joined John Clayton for an interview at the NFL owner's meetings. (AP)
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LISTEN: NFL Network's Tom Pelissero on Seahawks coaching changes

For much of the NFL, a 9-7 season isn’t a cause for concern. But that is not how Pete Carroll and the Seattle Seahawks have reacted after that exact record kept them out of the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

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Talking about the fact that Carroll has reportedly found a new offensive coordinator, defensive coordinator and offensive line coach just a little over two weeks after the Seahawks’ season came to an end, NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero told Brock and Salk he found the moves to be revealing of the current mindset of Seattle’s head coach.

“I think it’s telling that they go 9-7 and they’re two Blair Walsh kicks away from being 11-5 probably, and yet they make significant changes,” Pelissero said Tuesday morning. “There’s some times where the most consistent programs in the NFL realize that a small step back could portend bigger steps back in the future.”

That could very well be the case for the Seahawks, who after making two straight Super Bowl appearances lost in the divisional round of the playoffs the previous two years then missed the postseason altogether this season. Pelissero, for one, isn’t so sure the Seahawks will be content making changes just to their coaching staff to correct things, either.

“You know it’s obvious they felt that to take a step forward they were going to need to change some things,” he said, “and now you wonder if you look at their roster, where the money is, where the ages are and everything else, what sort of additional changes are ahead.”

You can hear a clip of Pelissero’s interview embedded above, or find his entire segment with Brock and Salk in this podcast.

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