Seahawks‘ Carroll shuts down retirement talk: ‘I ain‘t old enough!‘
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll shut down speculation that he may retire at the end of the season when the 66-year-old tweeted “I ain‘t old enough to think about retiring” on Sunday.
Carroll is the NFL‘s oldest head coach and the retirement speculation surfaced in recent weeks with the Seahawks battling to make the postseason as the last NFC wild-card team.
During Sunday‘s pregame show on Fox Sports, insider Jay Glazer was going through the list of possible NFL coaching changes and included Carroll on his list.
“Pete Carroll — you‘re probably surprised to see him,” Glazer said. “… It‘s going to be Pete‘s decision whether or not he moves on — they could be in a rebuilding year here. Pete may or may not actually retire.”
Carroll responded with a tweet a couple of hours before the Seahawks‘ regular-season finale against the Arizona Cardinals at CenturyLink Field.
“People talking about retirement… I ain‘t old enough to think about retiring,” tweeted Carroll, who signed a contract extension in the summer of 2016 that runs through the 2019 season.
The Seahawks (9-6) need a win Sunday and a loss by the Atlanta Falcons (9-6) to the Carolina Panthers to make the playoffs as the No. 6 seed.
The Seahawks made the playoffs in six of Carroll‘s first seven seasons, and they won Super Bowl XLVIII over the Denver Broncos and came up just short of repeating as champions in Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots.
If the Seahawks get into the playoffs Sunday, it will make six straight seasons in the postseason and seven times in eight years under Carroll.
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