Unwarranted optimism, is more like it. I've seen this before. Back in '94 when Carroll coached the Jets. Didn't work then. Won't work now.
Why is it unwarranted? He's not selling any bull-stuff. He's basically letting his young team know they were a few plays from being better.
Rose-colored glasses are best worn in occupations other than coaching. This 8-0 stuff? It leads to overconfidence.
Oh, so that's it. He's Rex Ryan now? Carroll, again, is trying to let his team know they're good but could be better. He's not inflating their egos. Not even Optimus Prime.
Ask Belichick? I don't have to. His quarterback has spoken on the matter. The Patriots could argue that they should be 8-0 as well. Do you hear them making excuses? No.
I don't hear the Seahawks making excuses either. Look at Carroll's quotes in context. No excuses, no hype. Just keeping it optimistic, something I know is not in your vocabulary or lifestyle.
The difference between guys who won and guys who talk about it? Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda. That's the difference. Can't wait until somebody pulls the fake spike on the Seahawks. Goodnight.
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