On Thursday, Carroll showed off his arm by tossing the ball around in practice and even flashing a no-look pass for the team. And it’s safe to say social media found the video from the Seahawks amusing.
Fans React to Pete Carroll’s Pass in Viral Video
There was no shortage of fans reacting to the now-viral video of Carroll pump-faking and dropping a dime downfield.
I want whatever Coach Carroll is on. Coach is 71 and out there throwing dots! 😂😂 https://t.co/NgpqUW0Qok
— Ev Glaze (@Everett_G07) August 18, 2023
😂🤣he really out there slangin the rock https://t.co/bRdbXUwYba
— 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝘼. 𝙆𝙞𝙙𝙙 (@CKidd206) August 18, 2023
Carroll’s throwing motion reminded some people of Philip Rivers, while others probably thought more about the likes of Uncle Rico and other cinema quarterbacks.
His form is like Philip Rivers, Drew Lock got some competition https://t.co/Exo1apLpzC
— Trang (@traaang) August 18, 2023
ESPN’s Mina Kimes — a known Seahawk faithful — pointed out that if that was Patrick Mahomes doing what Carroll was doing, even more people would be losing their minds over it.
IF paTriCk MahOmeS mAkeS thIs tHroW https://t.co/CwBdK5lsth
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) August 18, 2023
Even Geno Smith and Tyler Lockett were impressed with their head coach.
MVPete 🎯 https://t.co/as35jxjIxi
— Geno (@GenoSmith3) August 18, 2023
Lol that “No Look” crazy https://t.co/qUcEDlEAXI
— Tyler Lockett (@TDLockett12) August 18, 2023
Fans didn’t hold back in saying that Carroll looked better than a former Seattle signal-caller. A few other quarterbacks, past and present, including Matt Ryan and Marcus Mariota, caught a few strays from fans reacting to the video as well.
Carroll reminds us that football is still just a game and everyone needs to have fun with it because it’s better to live life to the fullest. Even when your favorite team falls flat on a Sunday, remind yourself that football shouldn’t ruin your happiness.
Carroll Looks to Take the Seahawks Back to the Playoffs
After the Seahawks traded Russell Wilson away, Seattle needed a new identity as they entered a new era. Many expected a rebuild, but Carroll found a way to get his team back into the playoffs.
The head coach has a roster that can certainly compete in a very weak NFC. A lot of that depends on Geno Smith’s ability to play as he did last year.
The organization is trying to make it easier on him by adding rookies Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Zach Charbonnet to the skill position group that already had Lockett, DK Metcalf, and Kenneth Walker III.
Let’s not forget that Seattle was able to make the playoffs last year because of a great rookie class. Offensive tackles Charles Cross and Abraham Lucas should be better in Year 2.
CBs Tariq Woolen and Coby Bryant are joined by fifth-overall pick Devon Witherspoon in the defensive backfield. Walker III and Charbonnet should complement each other well in the run game.
The Seahawks feel like a near lock to make the playoffs again, a much different feeling than most had about the team this time last year.
How Long Has Carroll Been the Seahawks’ Head Coach?
Carroll enters his 14th season as the head coach of the Seahawks after taking over the job in January 2010. He and Bill Belichick are the only head coaches that are in their 70s, but unlike Belichick, Carroll seems to be enjoying every second of it.
Despite speculation during the offseason last year that Carroll’s time was coming to an end due to age and Seattle’s downturn, he seems to be in it for the long haul. There’s plenty of gum still left to chew.