Gotta give Petey credit as hes done a fine job in SEA. Subtract the whole BB dynamic here but seeing his success in recruiting and developing talent at USC and SEA, part of me does wonder what the team would have been like had they kept him, shoo-d Bobby Grier and let Pete run the football ops as well. Personally, I'm of the opinion that Bobby Grier was flat-out terrible as a GM. Martin leaves, horrible draft picks. Bad FA signings. Edwards blowing out his knee didn't help but overall his track record was brutal. In the past, Kraft has offered public praise of Carroll before- but stopping short of saying he would have been successful running the show in Foxboro. Robert Kraft: Patriots' system not fair to Pete Carroll during his stint there Overall, I think Carroll probably wasn't ready for the administrative side of the job and it was at USC that gave him that experience but perhaps having a strong admin to lean on- like he does with Schneider might have given him a decent chance at being successful here. Any opinions out there?