Larry Stone: Pete Carroll typically optimistic about Seahawks, but knows there’s work to be done

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The Seattle Times

RENTON, Wash. — To understand how far the Seahawks have come, just think back to one year ago. They had endured a depressing 7-10 season, were on the verge of firing defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. and had begun internal discussions that resulted in the trade of franchise quarterback Russell Wilson on March 8. There were pervasive questions about whether Pete Carroll, at age 70, was still in tune with the modern game. The 2022 season didn’t turn out nearly as dire as predicted, with Seattle decisively winning the Wilson trade, unearthing a quarterback replacement in Geno Smith, developing…

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