Renton, WA. Monday, October 16, 10:00AM.
Inside Seahawks team HQ on Lake Washington, a Seahawks coaches meeting is taking place.
Pete Carroll: Okay boys. Now, before we get started, I'm going to give everyone a minute to get it out of their system before I put this-here jar on the table and officially
Of all the 1-2 teams I could choose, this week seemed fairly obvious to me.
There are four teams at 1-2 that didn't expect to be here at this point, the Saints, Cardinals, Seahawks and Colts.
The Saints would be fun to look at; "Who Dat?" nation is always ripe, and
I guess iron doesn't sharpen iron: Richard Sherman says the Seahawks defence is what will propel the team through this season.
"At the end of the day, it's really on us."
It doesn't really help that the Seahawks have only scored 21 points in two games.
So, the first weekend of the pre-season ends tonight, with the Seahawks going down I-5 & then onto I-10 to visit some team called the "Los Angeles Chargers" in a stadium named after a business with less credibility than the University of Phoenix.
As has been my standard in covering these
Looking like his mom also told him that he's the most handsome boy on the team, Brock Ostweiler brushed off questions that he's not ready to be the Browns' starting QB:
Are you good enough to be a starting quarterback? "Absolutely. Absolutely."
Not understanding what it means to be
Ext. The Seahawks draft room, Renton, WA.
Previously: John Schneider and Pete Carroll are arguing over TV channels when John Schneider decides he's had enough and makes a surprising phone call....
A frightened intern hands John Schneider a telephone while Pete Carroll retreats to speak with the head of security.
Pete Carroll: (whispering
Ext. The Seahawks "war room" in Renton, WA.
It is draft night, April 27, 2017. Pete Carroll stands over a table full of papers, while John Schneider frantically tries to work a TV remote.
John Schneider: Pete, the channel seems to be stuck on ESPN.
Pete Carroll: Yup. I took the batteries out of
Ext. Two men sit on the sills of their car, taking in the Utah view and contemplating the directions their lives are going in.
John Schneider: Pete?
Pete Carroll: Yes, John?
JS: How many more places do we have to visit?
PC: Just this one, John. The draft is next week, so I just
Ext. Dane County Regional Airport, Madison WI.
Pete Carroll & John Schneider have just landed after a regional airline flight from Chicago.
John Schneider: Dammit Pete, why do we have to keep taking these regional airlines? They never have a proper beverage cart.
Pete Carroll: John, as we've discussed, very few state schools
Ext. Tuscaloosa Regional Airport. Two men, walking out the airport's main exit.
Pete Carroll: Now John, do you remember why we came to Alabama?
John Schneider: Well, I know why I came to Alabama - the Grand Prix!
JS: The question is, Pete, why did you come to Alabama? To head on up to
Ext. VIRGINIA MASON ATHLETIC CENTER (VMAC) – Renton, WA
A third floor conference room. Pete Carroll is wrapping up a conversation with members of the Army's 7th Division
Pete Carroll: ...and that, fellas, is why I think the Space Needle has been sabotaged just like the World Trade Centers. Any questions?
Major General Thomas
Ext. VIRGINIA MASON ATHLETIC CENTER (VMAC) - Renton, WA
Ext. A third floor conference room. Two people sit at a large table. A plethora of coloured folders scatter the table about them.
Pete Carroll: (on the telephone) ... and that's why I got invited to Mar-a-lago twice. He wanted to know how I