Pete Carroll may fancy a career in Improv if he ever finds himself out of the National Football League. The Seattle Seahawks head coach certainly has a way with words and the quick thinking to do it.
If you have absolutely no idea what i'm on about then don't fret, it will all be explained. It all surrounds Rugby League star Jarryd Hayne trying to make it in the NFL and Carroll's press conference yesterday.
Earlier in the week it had been revealed that two-time Player of the Year Hayne was set to turn down the chance to possibly become the highest paid player in Rugby League history in order to chase his NFL dream.
All of Australia is talking about Hayne's decision to switch sports and his manager Wayne Beavis revealed that he has been sifting through hundreds of emails from NFL teams, agents, marketers and coaches with interest in the star 26-year old. Apparently none of those were from Seattle however.
According to the rumours flying around the internet in the wake of the announcement, the Seattle Seahawks are apparently one of the favorites to land the talented speedster who is looking to play at running back but will more likely just be a return man.
And so, with Seattle apparently in the driving seat to land such an athletic player, Carroll was naturally asked about the Aussie. Well, according to the the Seahawks' communications head Dave Pearson, Carroll has absolutely no idea who Hayne is and completely made up his answer on the spot, essentially improvising a press conference from nothing.
“He’s an incredible athlete and a great competitor, which is the kind of stuff we kind of like,” Carroll said. “We will see where it goes. I am afraid to mention anything because I am not sure of the rights here and I don’t know about the contract issues down there.”
And then you can see where Carroll runs out of stuff to stay and then just started vaguely free-styling it.
"They're great athletes—they run fast, they hit hard, and can handle the ball. The style of throwing and catching things is different; running routes is different than whipping it out there to them. So there's different stuff, but we're looking for great athletes to make the transition because our guys on our level are fantastic athletes."
In our eyes this is exceptional work from the Super Bowl winning Carroll. He's put on the spot and delivers excellently.