Lack of extensions for Carroll, Schneider should concern Seahawks fans
Things have been quiet for the Seahawks lately. But for the wedding of quarterback Russell Wilson, there’s been no news. And no news, in the offseason, is good news.
But it’s not good news that there’s no news regarding the contracts of coach Pete Carroll and G.M. John Schneider. ESPN’s John Clayton recently explained why there should be cause for concern in the Pacific Northwest.
In an interview with ESPN 710 in Seattle, Clayton eventually pointed to the possibility that, after 2016, Carroll could walk out the door and return to Los Angeles. Taking Schneider with him, possibly.
“You know Pete wants to stay [in Seattle], he wants to finish what he started and see how far he can take this Super Bowl run,” Clayton said. “You have two teams in the division and one spot like Los Angeles -- where Pete came from with USC -- and I don’t think you want to go that direction. It’s like, just get this thing done now.”
Clayton points out that Seahawks owner Paul Allen has the money to get both deals done quickly. The question becomes whether Allen is willing to give Carroll and Schneider what they want; after all, really rich guys didn’t get that way (and they won’t stay that way) by paying too much for things. And Allen may think that Schneider, whom Clayton thinks wants $4 million per year, may want too much.
With another really rich guy in L.A. named Stan Kroenke, who would possibly love to bring Carroll back to the Coliseum for a couple of years before christening Kroenkeworld, Allen may have to dig deep to avoid a Parcells-style intra-division defection, without the draft-pick compensation.