4479Rushing to Pete Carroll's defense
- Jun 29, 2004Bill Belichick took that same Patriots team after Pete Carroll left
and went 5 - 11 the following year . There are many coaches who
take 11-5 teams and have done much worse than 10-6 the following
year. Pete Carroll has distinguished himself as a great NCAA coach
and he did nothing while at NE to disprove the fact that he wasn't a
good coach for us. Also Carroll went 10-6 with a first place
schedule, Parcells went 11-5 with a last place schedule.
BTW, Bill Parcells after his first NE playoff team (10-6) went 6-10
the following year. Bill Belichick took his 2001 Super Bowl team
and went 9-7 with them the following year.
Do you realize that in the last 8 years (Parcells -1, Carroll -3,
Belichick -4) we have had only 1 losing season?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "frankdanabrewster"
> Winning percentage is one factor to use in evaluating a coach, butit
> doesn't really tell the whole story. You have to look at what he8.
> inherited. Parcells built a solid team, that went 11-5, and went to
> the SB. If I remember correctly, Carroll's teams went 10-6, 9-7, 8-
> Not exactly a good trend. I think most observers think Pete andBobby
> Grier were not very good at "shopping for the groceries". Somethat
> disagree, but many say he did not instill discipline, or nurture
> work ethic that is so neccessary for success in this league. Idon't
> think he was too much of a nice guy, as people claim (although, byall
> accounts, he was that); it's more that he wasn't single mindedenough.
> It's almost a requirement to succeed in the NFL. I remember hearinghuman,
> that he liked to play jazz piano, for instance. Too much of a
> not enough of an automaton.and
> --- In email@example.com, "Bob George" <bobg@b...> wrote:
> > > I have to admit, the first time they showed the Pats sideline
> > > their was PETE CARROLL I think I threw up a little in mymouth. I
> > > can't be the only one that thinks he dserves to go down as oneof
> > > the worst coaches in Pats history?but
> > Not hardly...Carroll is either third in win % behind Berry and
> > Worst Patriot head coaches?
> > Clive Rush.
> > John Mazur.
> > Dick MacPherson.
> > And the worst...
> > Rod Rust. It's tough to say this when he coached only one year,
> > one year was abominable.
> > Bob G
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