So you were 14 or so when the Seahawks played in the 06 Superbowl?
I'll admit, you know a lot of names, but you keep leaving out the effect of the overall organization. Its not just the youth.
I've been following college and the pros for a couple of years (since the early 70's) and the pattern emerges that the coaches and the GM's allow a team to keep winning consistently.
So, saying that, IMHO, Seahawks are going nowhere until they replace Carroll.
I'll check in with you next year at this time to see what's up.
I'm not saying the Hawks will win a SB with Carroll, that's likely not happening. But he can probably get us a couple or few more division titles. Not like the Rams have any better organizational setup. I know what you mean the effect of the overall organization, it's a theory of winning built upon the foundations of good coaching. Mike McCarthy is a great coach who learned under others for years. Carroll on the other hand was head in NY and NE and then USC, he didn't directly learn under a better coach in the NFL, which if you look is where much success comes from. I mean that's why Holmgren was so good, learning under Bill Walsh. Heck, that's why many of the teams who have been great over the last 10-15 years have been good- because their coaches learned under another. So yea, I don't expect much. What I'm saying is there's no better organization in the division. The Rams just don't have it I believe. Jackson's going to lose it soon. And their secondary is just so terrible.
On a side note, growing up my family had one tv. So on Saturday mornings when I wanted to watch cartoons, my dad made me watch college football. I may not have been following it since the 70s, but I've been watching sports since I could talk. Heck, I couldn't name you 5 cartoons I watched as a kid. Yet I can tell you all about how Ron "The Dayne Train" won the Heisman at ...Wisconsin (I believe?...or Nebraska) then went to the NFL and sucked basically. One decent year in NY but then crumbled.