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SEATTLE -- The first major contract extension finalized by the Seattle Seahawks following their Super Bowl title was a commitment to coach Pete Carroll -- and to an ideology that finally proved successful at the professional level. Nike Roshe Run Homme Noir Et Blanc . While getting stars such as Earl Thomas and Richard Sherman locked up remains important, the focus for the Seahawks was making sure Carroll was sticking around. "This was a huge priority for us coming into the off-season," Seattle general manager John Schneider said Friday. "We knew it was around the corner and it was, quite honestly, were trying to take care of our own people and keep our young players together. But where do you start? You start at the top." The Seahawks locked up Carroll through the 2016 season with a three-year extension announced Friday. The new contract rips up the final year of the original five-year deal Carroll signed in January 2010, and cleared up any uncertainty whether the 62-year-old coach wanted to stick around after his original deal expired. Carroll is staying. So are the ideas and beliefs he brought with him when he arrived from Southern California. Back then, there was skepticism whether his style and attitude would work in the NFL. Now, theres no question. "Whether this came about or not I was going to keep busting it and going for it. It wasnt going to matter in that regard. But I think the statement, that they wanted to validate the commitment to what were doing and how were doing it, was extraordinary," Carroll said. "It was an extraordinary effort on their part and Im just humbled and thrilled they see it that way." Carroll is 38-26 in four regular seasons with Seattle and 5-2 in the playoffs. Hes the second-oldest head coach in the NFL -- yet rarely acts his age -- and one of seven current coaches with a Super Bowl title. The championship was a crowning achievement for Carroll after struggles in his two previous stints as an NFL head coach with the New York Jets and New England. Carroll was lured to Seattle because of something he didnt have in his previous NFL stops: control. Seattle gave him the reins to the franchise, and hired him before adding Schneider to the mix, and creating a relationship that has been marked by stability and success. After nearly a decade of winning with the Trojans and having say over a program, that level of control was crucial if he was going back to the professional ranks. The Seahawks were willing. "I loved my time at USC and I was having the time of my life being part of that wonderful school and all the things that we were doing," Carroll said. "But I knew there was another challenge out there and that was coming to the league." The challenge Carroll inherited included tearing down and rebuilding the Seahawks roster and treading water through a pair of 7-9 seasons his first two years. The breakthrough came in Year 3 when Seattle drafted Russell Wilson, who gave them stability at quarterback. Seattle went 11-5 in Carrolls third season and reached the divisional round of the playoffs. Carroll followed that by guiding the Seahawks to 13 regular-season wins, the 2013 NFC West title and home-field advantage in the playoffs. Seattle knocked off New Orleans in the divisional round then edged San Francisco in the NFC title game before routing Denver 43-8 in the Super Bowl in February. Part of the allure for Carroll now is Seattles potential. The Seahawks are still young and have the likes of Wilson, Sherman, Thomas, Kam Chancellor, Percy Harvin and Michael Bennett, among others, returning from the title team. "Fortunately weve had a pretty good little run and were in the middle of something pretty special," Carroll said. "Theres no reason that either one of us think, OK, we did this one time and that was it and that was our shot. We think were right in the middle of a great opportunity here." Nike Roshe Run Homme .C. -- Phil Mickelson spent five hours in the stifling heat Tuesday at Pinehurst No. Nike Roshe Run Femme Soldes . 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They missed only in 2008, when Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury in the opener and Miami won the AFC East.Now they can secure home-field advantage with wins in their remaining games against the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.Everything starts with winning your division, Patriots safety Devin McCourty said. We wanted to win big.That seemed unlikely in the first half when they gave up Ryan Tannehills 32-yard touchdown pass to Mike Wallace with five seconds left.The Patriots had a much different look after intermission, starting with Bradys 34-yard completion to Rob Gronkowski on the first play from scrimmage. Six plays later on third-and-11 at the Miami 20, Brady ran up the right side and was knocked out of bounds at the 3.I wished I wouldnt have gotten knocked down, but thats the way it goes, he said. Its good to go in there and finish them off like we did.Miami (7-7) gave up a touchdown on a blocked field goal and Tannehill threw two interceptions.Itll probably take a miracle to get into the playoffs, Wallace said.Here are some things to remember from New Englands second straight win and Miamis second straight lossCORING FAST: The Patriots scored 17 points in 3:14 late in the third quarter to take a 38--13 lead. Chaussures Nike Air Max 90 Femme. . Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 35-yard field goal before Brady threw touchdown passes of 27 yards to Gronkowski and 6 yards to Julian Edelman.It was awful, Wallace said. They whipped us from start to finish in the second half, from the first play to the last play.WASTED CHANCES: On the first play from scrimmage, Tannehill connected with Wallace for a 50-yard gain, matching Miamis longest completion of the season. But just four plays later, Caleb Sturgis 41-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Jamie Collins and returned 62 yards by Kyle Arrington for a touchdown. Midway through the first quarter, Jason Trusniks interception began a drive that brought the Dolphins to the Patriots 10. But they settled for a 24-yard field goal by Sturgis.The game started on a good, positive play for us, Miami coach Joe Philbin said, but were down there in good position and werent able to capitalize.SAME TEAMS, DIFFERENT RESULT: The Patriots evened the season series that began with a 33-20 loss at Miami in the opener. In that one, the Patriots had a bad second half after leading 20-10. On Sunday, they dominated the last two quarters.Weve been waiting all season to get back and play this game, McCourty said.KICKERS MILESTONE: Gostkowski became the Patriots career leading scorer with 1,165 points, passing Adam Vinatieri, the kicker he succeeded in 2006. Gostkowski had 11 points on Sunday to top Vinatieris total of 1,158.It was a special game for me, he said. Its my sons birthday (Monday) and my whole family is in town. Just a coincidence of something like that happening at home and with a lot of people in town.NOTES: Brady completed 21 of 35 passes for 287 yards and one interception. Tannehill was 29 for 47 for 346 yards. ... The Patriots six consecutive division titles are one short of the NFL record since 1970 set by the Los Angeles Rams from 1973-79, according to STATS. ... Wallace grew testy after the game when a reporter asked him about Philbins future.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL Cheap China Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China China NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China ' ' '
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