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SB Nation Reacts: Should the Pete Carroll era end after this season? The votes are in!

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The Seattle Seahawks are 2-5 and the playoffs look unlikely at this stage. It’d be just the second time Seattle has missed the playoffs in the Russell Wilson era, and just the third time overall under Pete Carroll.

Even with the acknowledgement that the Seahawks could be above .500 with a healthy Russell Wilson, it looks like respondents in this week’s Reacts poll aren’t considering that a valid excuse for the way the season has gone. A little over two-thirds of voters said yes, it’s been a wonderful ride with Pete, but 2021 ought to be his last season with the team.

That is obviously going to be way easier said than done given the big contract extension he just signed last offseason, but I have to think a lot of this has bubbled up less because of this season and a lot more to do with the way 2020 ended. It was looking like a special year and it ended in such ugly fashion. Then you had the semi-drama in the offseason with Russell Wilson, the firing of Brian Schottenheimer, and yadda yadda yadda.

There’s also perhaps the dread that is the possibility of Russell Wilson leaving in 2022 while Carroll stays, which would almost certainly mean a heavy rebuild.

But Carroll is the most successful coach in franchise history and this is shaping up to be his first truly bad year with Wilson as his quarterback. Should we be more patient? You can discuss that amongst yourselves.

As far as confidence in the team’s direction, it’s been low for weeks and now it’s the lowest it’s ever been. How about 4%? That’s worst in the league.

We don’t have a graphic for this one but this week’s survey asked which position group was the most disappointing out of the defense (and we’ll have one for the offense next week), and of the choices listed: Secondary, Linebackers, Defensive Line, the winning vote was “All of the Above” at 50%. The D-line was 2nd at 38%, secondary at 12%, and linebackers at 0%.

To wrap this up with our national question, I’m just curious as to what it would take for you to relinquish a historic touchdown ball back to a team.

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