Originally Posted by GP
I think the future of the NFL is in small, mobile QBs who have big fast WRs.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks is the prime example.
Pete Carroll might have just become the next Bill Belichick in terms of finally learning what it takes to win in the NFL. Bill struggled multiple times before landing in N.E. and then stumbling upon Tom Brady...and even then, he had not employed the spread offense that eventually Tom Brady led into great success.
Pete should have started Matt Flynn, based on the standard "rules" of what happens when you pay a Qb a starter's salary. Pete, though, decided to go with a gut instinct. And I think the Seahawks might just play in the SB because of it.
They're legitimately dangerous now.
You have to go on gut instincts, and Kubiak and Smith just can't do that. It's still very old school to them. Loyalty and methodical plodding is the order of the day. Kubiak would never go for a fake punt when he's up on a team by 3 or 4 scores...Pete has learned what Bill learned: Eff 'em.
We're nice, as if we're to believe that the football gods prefer gentlemen and scholars. Look what it gets us.
Lets see if Pete Carroll can win a few playoff games and then a few SB's before anyone even remotely calls him the potentially the next BB of the NFL. BB has won 3 out of 5 SB's as a HC and won 2 SB's as a DC.
Carroll doesn't even have anything to be mentioned in the same breath as BB as of now. He has a great college career, but he hasn't built anything to compare him to BB as of yet. He's got at least 3 SB appearances before that takes place.