The national media came and went during training camp – and offered their observations of the Seahawks in their first summer under coach Pete Carroll.
The last in was Clark Judge of CBSSports.com, who was around for the final practice on Thursday. He also knows Carroll from his days as defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers (1996-96), when Judge covered the team for the San Jose Mercury News.
In this report, Judge revisits the successful-college-coach-trying-his-hand-at-the-NFL angle that was predominant when Carroll was hired in January. But Judge points out that Carroll is not Nick Saban or Bobby Petrino because he is returning to the NFL after a ridiculously successful nine-season run at USC, not taking a first stab at coaching at the next level.
“The biggest difference is that he comes back into the league with a clear vision of how to attain success,” veteran safety Lawyer Milloy told Judge – and Milloy played for Carroll when both were with the Patriots.
“He definitely has a blueprint. He saw that success, and he definitely knows what he’s looking for now.”