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Pete Carroll Stays True To His Word

 

Say what you want about Pete Carroll, but he's a man of his word. When Robert Kraft hired Carroll as the Patriots' head coach back in 1997, Carrroll promised that he would deliver New England a Super Bowl title. Carroll's time was cut short in New England, as he was fired following the 1999 season. However, he never forgot his promise.

Carroll got another chance in the NFL, earning the head coaching job in Seattle back in 2010. Carroll promised the city of Seattle its first Super Bowl and he delivered for them last year, with one of the greatest defenses in NFL history. But he still had one promise to keep.

Finding himself a Marshawn Lynch handoff away from a second Super Bowl for the Seahawks, Carroll remembered the promise he made to Kraft and the fans of New England 18 years ago. He then authorized the worst play call in Super Bowl history, throwing the ball into traffic and granting Malcolm Butler the opportunity to be the hero.

Carroll did what he said he'd do nearly 20 years ago and got the Patriots the Super Bowl he promised them. Bash him all you want, but at least he keeps his promises.

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