Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll replaced Bill Parcell as New England’s head coach in 1997. He was fired after two seasons and replaced by Bill Belichick in 1999.
“Everything that is now the philosophy, the approach, the mentality, the language, everything, came out of that experience,” said Carroll on being fired from the Patriots. “It gave me the opportunity to put something in motion that I’m really, really proud of.”
Carroll coached college football at Southern Cal before becoming the Seahawks’ head coach in 2010. He guided the Seahawks to an 11-5 record and a wild-card berth. The Seahawks face the Redskins in their first playoff game this season.