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‘Grateful for you!’ - Russell Wilson, several former Seahawks pay tribute to Pete Carroll

Players and media sound off on what Pete Carroll has meant to this franchise.

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Pete Carroll is out, and uncertainty is in. Also, the reactions are in and current and former players had a lot to share about their beloved coach. I think you would be hard pressed to find a long-time Seattle Seahawks fan or player who won’t acknowledge the historic run of success that followed Carroll to the city of Seattle. Unparalleled success, to be clear. The National Football League is a fickle mistress, but current and former players took to the social media waves to share their words, thoughts, and memories on their beloved coach. Unsurprisingly, almost every player who has ever played for Pete for a significant amount of time has almost universally positive things to say about him. But what really stands out to me is the level to which players voice their love for the wiliest of wily ol’ coaches. This isn’t just lip service — Pete Carroll was a part of this team, and he will forever be enshrined as the coach who changed Seahawks football forever. The end.

Even a few media members voiced their personal respect for Carroll, like sideline reporter Jen Mueller or former Seahawk Brock Huard.