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Pete Carroll and the Offense: Is he watching what we are?

Does anyone smell that??

Is Pete Carroll’s perpetual enthusiasm blinding him to the current state of the Seahawk offense, or is there something else to it?

This may seem sacrilegious, but I’m beginning to wonder if Pete Carroll is so dedicated to the play of the defense, he has lost touch with our offense. The Seahawks are now on their second offensive coordinator (Carroll’s 5th in 6 years as NFL head coach), and the lack of continuity and vision is starting to show.

Today during a press conference he claimed he’s not asking much from his quarterback, I have to ask…Why not? An NFL QB has to be the leader of the offense. The players study the playbook, go to the meetings, and thus, know when a coach puts the dreaded training wheels on. Supporting Tarvaris Jackson to the media is predictable, showing confidence in him as a player in the locker room is vital.

Not putting the entire weight of the offense on the quarterback undercuts Tarvaris Jackson’s ability to win over his new teammates, and the loyal 12th Man. This approach frustrates skill players, and more importantly, makes the Seahawks extremely easy to defend. Something doesn’t add up. Tarvaris know’s this offense better than anyone outside of Sidney Rice and Darrell Bevell. He was given the keys to the car during training camp without Pete Carroll’s favorite word “compete”, being part of the equation. Now he’s not to be trusted with running it? Someone help me out here. What am I missing?

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About Will

Football fanatic, former coach, and obsessive blogger. Proud member of the Seahawks 12thManNation. Follow him on twitter @12thManScribe

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