Will NFL Free Agency Running Backs Coach move To 49ers?

Former Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was unceremoniously discharged from his duties after 14 seasons at the helm, including two Super Bowl appearances with one win and 10 playoff appearances in total.

Carroll has been with the Seahawks since 2010, compiling a 137–89 record since taking the job. He is the winningest coach in the franchise’s history and led the organization to its first-ever Super Bowl win after the 2013 season.

Carroll was “reassigned” to the role of advisor and vice president of football operations, but given the opportunity, one wonders if he’d get back into coaching.

One decision that might not go well with Seahawks fans is Carroll making a move to rivals San Francisco 49ers to fill their vacant defensive coordinator position according to 49ers play-by-play announcer Greg Papa on the Rich Eisen Show last week.

“I think Pete Carroll would be more of a natural fit,” he said.

“Because with Belichick, he likes to vary his fronts. It would be a very different defense … and ultimately, whoever the name is, you want them to get the most of out your players, so what’s the best defense to run for Fred [Warner], Dre [Greenlaw], Nick [Bosa], Charvarius Ward, and Deommodore Lenoir, and Talanoa Hufanga? That’s who you’re trying to serve.

“The defense the Niners are running, and has since Kyle’s been the head coach, is Seattle’s defense. It’s Seattle’s. And he’s the guy that did it. He got away from it the last couple of years.

“He’s from the Bay area. He used to be the defensive coordinator of the Niners … does Pete want to do that though? He’s been coaching at the head coach level for 20 years. He hasn’t run a defense since he was with the Niners in the mid-90s. So I don’t know.”

If Carroll truly wants to get back into coaching, what better opportunity than to take over a defense that is already near the top in most statistical categories, and help former rival Kyle Shanahan get over his Super Bowl hump?



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