Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/13/14

RENTON, WA - JANUARY 12: Pete Carroll answers questions at a press conference announcing his hiring as the new head coach of the Seattle Seahawks on January 12, 2010 at the Seahawks training facility in Renton, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Pete Carroll found himself in a position of either taking his foot off the pedal or go full throttle. Carroll decided to go full throttle on a wilting Arizona Cardinals team that was utterly defenseless. If this was a boxing match, the referee would have jumped in waving his arms. The Seahawks beat down the Cardinal 58-0 and while Carroll is the toast of the town in Seattle, Ken Whisenhunt is barely on life support. Sunday could have been the final tug at the cord keeping Whisenhunt alive and Carroll not only tugged, he yanked the plug from the wall.  Carroll channeled his inner Bill Belichick, said screw the other team, and did what was best for his. Carroll spoke to 710 ESPN in Seattle with Brock and Salk about playing 60 minutes of football, even when the other team is already raised the white flag. “Well, we didn’t know how it would go because their defense has been so strong. They have the third- or fourth-ranked defense or whatever the heck it is. They got numbers al...
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