On Friday the Seattle Seahawks announced that Pete Carroll had signed a new three-year contract extension, which lasts through the 2016 season. The new deal essentially replaces the final year of his previous deal, so one could say it's really a two-year extension. But, hey, lets not get into semantics about it, Carroll is under contract for three more years and thats obviously a good thing.
After the press conference was over, Carroll joined Furness and Puckett to discuss the new deal and how it all came together.
Here are some of the highlights of the interview:
*Despite it being a three-year deal that takes him through 2016 and the age of 65, Carroll has no plans to step away from the game and he'd like to continue coaching after that.
*Tony McDaniel appears to the guy that will assume the role Red Bryant had before he was released.
*Greg Scruggs could be someone that could man that Bryant role, but certainly a guy that could play inside, similarly to the role of the departed Clinton McDonald.
*Expect some type of news in the next few weeks regarding two of their core players that up for contract extensions. Those two players are Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman. Carroll would not elaborate any further on who would possibly sign first.
*Look for this team to be even younger next season. Carroll said he likes having a youthful football team.