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Monday, January 11, 2010
Seahawks confirm Carroll deal, structure

By Mike Sando

The Seahawks plan for their general manager to work on equal footing with new coach Pete Carroll.

That was the word from CEO Tod Leiweke in a news release Monday.

"Our intended structure is for Pete and the new GM to work in a collaborative capacity on football matters," Leiweke said.

This makes sense to me. The Seahawks have tried various structures in recent years. This one stands a better chance at working if the GM Seattle hires understands the situation and gets along well with Carroll.