The NFL’s oldest head coach at age 64, Carroll began negotiating with the Seahawks back in February. He was entering the final season of a three-year deal signed after leading Seattle to the Super Bowl XLVIII title.
Carroll’s new contract should serve to silence speculation that he might be prepared to walk away after the 2016 season, handing over the reins to assistant head coach/offensive line Tom Cable.
@Seahawks Thrilled to announce we have reached an extension with Super Bowl winning coach @PeteCarroll ! #GoHawks
Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) July 27, 2016
After mixed results with the New York Jets and New England Patriots in the 1990s, Carroll reached a football epiphany as the architect of the USC Trojans dynasty last decade. Having reinvented himself as one of the NFL’s most philosophically open and psychologically agile figure, he has rivaled Bill Belichick as the league’s best coach over the past half-decade.
Under the tenure of Carroll and Schneider, the Seahawks have been a bold, unconventional organization, assembling a deep roster by capitalizing on cost-effective young talent. By end of the 2015 season, Seattle became the first team to top Football Outsiders’ DVOA metrics for four consecutive seasons, comprising the most successful era in franchise history.
Overseeing an annual superpower and nascent northwest dynasty, Carroll has earned the right to walk away from the Seahawks on his own terms.
New head coach Ben McAdoo worked with a similarly versatile slot receiver and returner in Green Bay in Randall Cobb.
With the Giants (like many teams) expected to play out of a three-receiver set much of the time in 2016, Shepard could be in line for significant playing time should Cruz struggle to come back from the torn patellar tendon and calf surgeries which prematurely ended his last two seasons.
Thanks to Aaron Rodgers, the mystery of Peyton Manning’s ‘Omaha’ call has finally been solved.
For years, football fans everywhere have tried to solve the riddle of the ‘Omaha’ call, only to come up empty. The frustration has finally come to an end though because Rodgers spilled the beans during a recent appearance on the HBO show Any Given Wednesday.