Joe Talks Culture Change With Pete Carroll

November 24th, 2016

PeteCarrollOnce upon a time, superstar Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was a one-and-done coach with the New York Jets.

His Jets mentally collapsed after one legendary play.

Boy, that sounds familiar.

Carroll has been around the NFL block, so Joe asked Carroll to comment yesterday on the culture change Dirk Koetter spoke with angst about early this season. It really wasn’t that long ago (though it feels like forever) that Koetter thought a winning culture and mindset was absent from the Bucs’ locker room — that special something you smell from winners or teams on a a winning path.

Joe asked Carroll how long a winning culture takes to craft.

“Since I’ve been fired so many times, I’ve found that it’s a lot harder to get to than you think,” Carroll said. “It took some time here. We won the division the first year with a losing record, so that was not a great start. I think it took us a couple years to get rolling and I think year three and four really, it started to pick up. It just depends. It depends on the makeup of your team. It’s not just a set formula. It depends on the age of your players and the way that you can handle the roster and adapting the roster and all of that. It always depends upon how your quarterback is playing, so they’ve got a great QB and I’m sure their transition is going very quickly.”

That last sentence from Carroll says so much. America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, literally put the Bucs on his back in Kansas City. And the Bucs’ path now seems oh so right.

17 Responses to “Joe Talks Culture Change With Pete Carroll”

  1. Kobe Faker Says:

    IM SORRY, but i have to post this

    “It was, it is, and it will always will be about the quarterback” Kobe Faker

    Culture, Furniture, picture,…whatever

    Carroll without russel Wilson would probably have been fired by now

    Carroll with russel Wilson is a great coach

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Watched “Bucs 0-26” last night on NFL Network…….(strongly reccomend)….Just think, we went from 0-26 to NFC championship 2 years later…..the ingredient was a very strong defense with a good QB….

    It can happen!!!

  3. D-Mac Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving again Joe. I agree. I think Jameis is going to speed up the winning culture in the locker room. It appears it’s already in progress. –sorry to bring grammar into this, but (unless I’m missing something) Jameis didn’t “literally” put any Bucs on his back on Sunday.

  4. Buc1987 Says:

    A coaches dream come true.

    Mine too.

    Jameis Winston.

  5. Pit Says:

    Kobe faker why don’t you just change your name so we don’t pay attention what you post anymore.

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Had a thought… came back on.

    After reading all of Joe’s blitz of Jameis articles this morning.

    Joe I think Jameis LOVES playing for the Bucs. I think he really loves the challenge of making this team great again. I think he’s on a mission and it’s going to be all rainbows and unicorns soon for Bucs fans.

    Jameis wants to take OUR shyte team and make them elite. If that happens and as you can see I think it will. Well for one I might have a man-cry. For two the kid’s going to get the key to the city.

    Every JBFer over the last 2-3 years knows how much I adore Jameis, but he exceeds my pre-draft expectations on a daily basis. I talked this kid up pretty damn good, but dayum. Really? He’s a Buc? Really?

    Okay I’m done with my fawning. Just had more warm and fuzzy thoughts from Jameisville, so I came back on.

  7. chris Says:

    Great thoughts today on Thanksgiving. Makes me thankful that we have Jameis. Also, one quick note- Jameis did not “literally” put the team on his back in KC. He figuratively did that.

  8. ndog Says:

    Hey Kobe while you’re here who drafted that qb, kicker, wr, and put together that oline that won us the game last week?

  9. TvD head ball coach Says:

    I think it’s a lil strange that America’s QB isn’t playing on thanksgiving. How unpatriotic is the NFL?

  10. Kobe Faker Says:

    “I brought Jameis to Tampa, and they threw me out into the cornfields with a 6 pack of jason licht ale.” Lovie smith

  11. D-Mac Says:

    One more thought about Jameis. He’s quickly becoming my favorite Buc ever, which is saying a lot since I’ve been a fan since ’76. It’s not all for his play, but for what he’s doing in the community. Check out the video from about a week ago on of him visiting students as Mort Elementary. Great stuff.

  12. ben Says:

    yet almost all on nfl network and espn still say M.M. is the best qb between the two. Why?

  13. Pickgrin Says:

    Enjoy the ride Bucs fans. The next decade+ with Winston at QB is going to be a hellafun adventure.

    All Hail the Messiah!

  14. R.O. Says:

    3 weeks ago it was Doomsday again… now everyone’s back on the Bandwagon. I’m really hoping we are competitive in Sunday. When we lose our next game it will be the “Sky is Falling” again. 6-8 wins was always the target.

  15. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Jekyll & Hyde Bucs fans. Talking about playoffs after every win, then turning around and slapping their own grandmothers after every loss. Effing weirdos.

  16. buccfan305 Says:


    Agree with you. 0-26 was pretty good. Worth watching. Kind of feels that way with the Bucs now. Slowly starting to build confidence @1Buc place.

    GO BUCS!!

  17. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I watched it last night..we made a point to be home at 8 p.m..I have to admit, I was in tears at the end..