Originally written on Seahawk Addicts  |  Last updated 11/19/14
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To illustrate why I like Pete Carroll, let me compare him to two other football personalities: quarterback Jim Plunkett and coach Bill Walsh. Not too many of you young whippersnappers who read this site are old enough to remember Jim Plunkett.  He was a Heisman trophy winner who led Stanford to two Rose Bowl victories, and the Raiders to two Super Bowl championships.  Although their chronologies differ, he and Carroll have some commonalities.  They both had stellar college careers.  Both of them bombed out with the New England Patriots, but hung in there to find success in the NFL.  After the Patriots, Plunkett played in San Francisco for a couple of futile years, while Carroll did the same coaching with the Jets.  Plunkett finally landed with the Raiders, where he found success.  In Carroll’s case, NFL success is yet to come, but if comparable history is any predictor the third time will be the charm. Pete Carroll also has similarities with Bill Walsh.  He was known as a genius f...
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