Carroll, Seahawks under scrutiny
Selection of pass-rusher Irvin at No. 15 raised eyebrows; was it a mistake?
How valuable is a defender who can sack the quarterback?
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll put that premise to a huge test on Thursday, when he made West Virginia defensive end Bruce Irvin the No. 15 selection in the draft. No pass-rushers were taken in the first 14 picks. Carroll and general manager John Schneider felt comfortable enough to drop back three spots, pick up fourth- and sixth-round choices and take Irvin.
The criticism across the league stemmed ...
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