Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll took over an AFC champion New England Patriots team in 1997. He led the Patriots to a 27-21 record in the regular season and 1-2 in the playoffs before getting fired in 1999. Bill Belichick arrived, and the rest is history.
Carroll has improved as a head coach since the late 1990s. He’s 38-26 in four years with the Seahawks. Carroll has just one assistant in Seattle from his days in New England, Carl Smith. Smith served as the Patriots’ quarterbacks and tight ends coach from 1997 to 1999. He’s the Seahawks’ quarterbacks coach.
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