A heavy dose of skepticism and criticism was leveled against the light camp schedule Pete Carrol laid out. KJR hosts, especially, talked about it as a vacation and the “softest NFL camp I’ve ever seen.” Contrast that to 49ers coach Mike Singletary who runs infamously tough camps with drills called “The Nutcracker.”
Whose team came out more prepared? Which team was tougher on Sunday?
Again, this is not meant to be an overreaction to a solid week 1 win. It simply should serve as a footnote as you evaluate Pete Carroll as a coach. There is a patten emerging where Carroll does some unconventional things that draw criticism and then appear to work. Let’s check back next year to see if the team starts the year just as strong.