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Pete Carroll talks about John Lynch stockpiling Seahawks info during broadcast career

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Carroll spoke to the media and talked about Lynch’s past interest in the Seahawks and how they run their defense.

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Speaking with the Bay Area media on Wednesday, Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll talked about San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch. Specifically, Carroll talked about his dealings with Lynch when the latter was a member of the FOX Sports analyst team.

More specifically, Carroll said that Lynch asked a lot of questions and was fascinated by the way the Seahawks ran their defense. He gave him a lot of information, as teams often due to broadcasters who like to dive deep into teams before calling their games.

“He asked a lot of questions – more than most guys do,” Carroll said. “We went into a lot of depth. So he does know how we think. Whether that’s becoming part of what they [the 49ers] do, I don’t know.”

Carroll went on to say that he was “kind of disappointed” that Lynch went on to be a general manager in the NFC West because he likes Lynch a lot. He also went on to say that he’s not surprised Lynch went back into the NFL, a very competitive place. But he did expect that Lynch would wind up calling Monday Night Football someday.

“I don’t think there’s any question, the way he went about finding his information and getting answers to things,” Carroll said. “He was in-depth beyond where most guys go. He wanted to know why. And ‘What were you thinking?’ Those kinds of things. I didn’t really put it together. I thought he’d be doing Monday Night Football or something.”

The idea of Lynch asking things in these interviews to ultimately build a resevoir of knowledge for a future front office gig is a little too much for me to believe, but I have no doubts that a man with his intelligence did hold onto the information in the end. I believe Lynch when he talks about sort of stumbling into the 49ers job.

Lynch, for his part, has talked about this in the past. On Wednesday, Eric Branch revealed a quote from Lynch, who talked about his time with NFL head coaches while working with FOX. “Your experiences are who you are,” Lynch said. “And those experiences were unique.”

The 49ers will play the Seahawks in Week 2. It should be interesting, to say the least.