Carroll’s Change Key In Seahawks Reaching Playoffs

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — From the time he first walked into the Seahawks’ palatial headquarters on Lake Washington, Pete Carroll pledged competition.

It’s the crux of nearly everything he’s done since arriving in Seattle.

┬áIt’s why the Seahawks have made 275 roster transactions since Carroll and general manager John Schneider took over nearly a year ago, trading players like commodities, rarely hesitating when the opportunity came to make a change.

Of the Seahawks’ 53-man roster for Saturday’s playoff game against New Orleans, only 21 players were there a year ago.

But perhaps his toughest sell job of all since he took over could be this week, convincing his seven-win team its capable of upsetting the defending Super Bowl champion Saints in the first round of the NFC playoffs.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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