Pete Carroll is up to the same tricks that made him immensely popular as a college coach at USC. Earlier this week he invited Thunder guard Nate Robinson to Seahawks camp for a football tryout. Then we learned that his team has a DJ spinning music during practice. Now we’re finding out that he wants a fan to call the first play of the team’s preseason game against the Chargers next week.
“Want to call the 1st play in our game vs SD next week? tweet in your play idea… we’ll pick 1 & call it!” Carroll wrote on twitter Thursday.
He set the record straight in case you thought he was joking. “I’m serious now, we’ll pick one of your plays! but if it doesn’t work, we’re holding you accountable!!”
Seattle obviously isn’t listening to fans when it comes to play-calling (though the other team in town is), but it doesn’t matter. They get 100 submissions, one of them is bound to match what they already planned to do. Plus, it’s a preseason game — nobody really cares what happens. By simply engaging the fans, Carroll is already winning.