New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Pete Carroll and John Fox met the media one
last time on Friday and both coaches seemed at ease just a few days before
Sunday's Super Bowl showdown.
Both were asked if there was some aspect on the other's team that they wished
they had. Fox wouldn't elaborate, saying only that he admires Seattle's
secondary, while Carroll said he'd love to have Denver's scoring ability.
"We'd like to have their points," said Carroll with a nod to Fox sitting
nearby. "How many did you score, like 800? That would help out our defense."
The coaches shared a microphone as reporters asked questions and were seated
with the Lombardi Trophy between them.
"The trophy really does symbolize the ultimate challenge in coaching and our
profession," stated Carroll, who will be a head coach in the Super Bowl for
the first time.
Fox will coach in his second Super Bowl, having guided Carolina to the contest
after the 2003 season. New England captured a 34-31 win over his Panthers in
"It's the pinnacle for probably everybody who does what we do," said Fox about
the Super Bowl. "This is the pinnacle of it. Like different levels football,
there's only one happy camper at the end and that's the team that's going to
be hoisting that trophy."
Both coaches reflected on mentors. Fox mentioned four-time Super Bowl-winning
coach Chuck Noll of Pittsburgh and Carroll commented on Bud Grant, who took
the Minnesota Vikings to four Super Bowls without winning any.
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