Pete Carroll has always been a lovable personality, and on top of that we always see the excitement he brings to the Seahawks. Obviously, we also love the winning that comes along with the positive attitude. Well, for Carroll he said that fun is the most important part, and the winning can follow.
“It’s always been – you ‘play’ football,” Carroll said on Wednesday. “I like to go back to that thought. You don’t ‘work’ football. You don’t ‘drudgery’ through football. You play it. These guys love to play this game. They’ve grown up as kids loving it. I don’t ever want them to lose connection with that. If having a good time doing it, figuring out how to lighten up the atmosphere while we work really hard and maintain standards, I’m going to find a way. If we’re not having fun, I feel like I’m screwing up, to tell you the truth. It should be a good time. We should be practicing with great energy and juice and hauling butt around here in everything we’re doing, but you can have a good time doing that, too. It’s just the way we do it.”
Carroll says Russell Wilson is more about business, but he enjoys being part of the fun as well:“Russ isn’t going to like this, but I don’t think of Russ as being like the funmaker,” Carroll continued. “I don’t think of him that way. He is just so dead-on consistent and so beautifully competitive regardless of wherever we are, whatever we’re doing for whatever. He likes to see the fun happening and he’ll take part in it and all that, but he’s more about the drive and the work and making sure that everyone is on it and … doing the best he can possibly do. … I’m more of the guy worrying about the fun, and he goes along with it more so.”
Personally, I enjoy the fact that our leaders at coach and QB are a little different, yet both competitive. Balance is always key and the Seahawks have that. The Seahawks currently sit at 10-3 and 2nd in the NFC West, but many suspect that there is going to be battle come Week 17 at home vs. 49ers to take the division. Buckle Up.