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The upside of Pete Carroll anger

The Seahawks' too-quick hire of Pete Carroll should spur NFL action on the Rooney Rule

Originally Published: January 9, 2010
By Johnette Howard | Special to ESPN.com

If you take the emotion out of it and forget, say, the outrage at the way the Seattle Seahawks dragged the Vikings' Leslie Frazier through an apparently sham interview for a head-coaching job that USC's Pete Carroll already has, Saturday could go down as a terrific -- not bad -- day for the Rooney Rule. The rule didn't just get weaker. Thanks to Seattle, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell should say the need to toughen the rule is impossible to ignore any longer.

So thank the Seahawks for ...

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