Pete Carroll was so confident the Seattle Seahawks could have a successful 2022 season that the longtime coach gave the team a presentation during training camp about the 50th anniversary of the 1972 undefeated Miami Dolphins and asked his players why they couldn’t do the same Feat, sources told ESPN.
Carroll, the paragon of positivity, always preached that events can’t happen until a team believes they can. He reminded the Seahawks that during his time with USC, he coached teams that won every game three straight seasons.
“I know it’s possible,” Carroll told the Seahawks players, according to sources.
And indeed, the Seahawks started their season by defeating the Denver Broncos and former quarterback Russell Wilson in a Monday Night Football game few pundits predicted Seattle would win.
The Seahawks are underdogs again in Week 2 when they travel to San Francisco on Sunday to take on division rivals 49ers.
Carroll, 71, is in his 13th season with the Seahawks, who were widely predicted to struggle this season after selling Wilson to the Broncos. The Seahawks have made nine postseason appearances and won the only Super Bowl in franchise history under Carroll, who joined Seattle in 2010 after nine seasons with USC.
https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/34615610/pete-carroll-preseason-motivational-speech-seattle-seahawks-cited-undefeated-1972-miami-dolphins-benchmark-sources-say Pete Carroll preseason motivational speech to Seattle Seahawks cited undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins as benchmark, sources say