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Longtime NFL scribe Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com wrote a great conversation-starting column this week, ranking all of the head coaches in the league. He has Seahawks coach Pete Carroll No. 15 on his list.
First, he explained his rules:
• Any coach with a Super Bowlring has to be ranked higher than any others, which means John Harbaugh has to be over brother, Jim.
• The coaches who have never been head coaches in either college or the NFL had to be at the bottom, which is why they are all lumped together. How do we know how good they will be? It's all speculation.
• Interim stints as a head coach matter. That's you, Bruce Arians.
• Personality doesn't matter. How you treat the media doesn't matter. Look at the No. 1 spot.
And then Prisco offered his take on Carroll at No. 15:
15. Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks: He's done a nice job in Seattle, and his team is on the rise, but he has just two double-digit winning seasons in seven years as a head coach. His career record also has him only four games over .500. That's just OK. He's a hot coach now, but his record has him ranked in the middle.
Prisco has a sound take, but are his criteria the best? If not, where would we rank Carroll among the NFL's best coaches?
This topic will drive the first half of our show Thursday. In addition, we'll discuss: the British Open, the Mariners and expectations for the second half of the Major League Baseball season, Washington men's basketball heading to Madison Square Garden in November to play Indiana and the NCAA ending its partnership with EA Sports.