Just as many new faces for Seahawks in '11
Thursday, September 8, 2011
RENTON, Wash. (AP) -- In just two seasons, Pete Carroll has redefined NFL shelf life, at least when it comes to the Seattle Seahawks.
When Seattle takes the field on Sunday for its season opener at San Francisco, the Seahawks will feature only 10 players on the active roster who were playing for Seattle just two seasons ago.
And, despite winning a division title in Carroll's first season back in the NFL, Seattle's roster shuffle has included another 24 additions since they won the NFC West last season.
But Carroll thinks the massive roster turnover is done. He doesn't foresee another year where Seattle makes nearly 300 roster transactions, saying the Seahawks are "strongly committed to the guys they've chosen."