Pete Carroll: It’s a big endeavor. It’s not just coaching X’s and O’s, and getting guys going, it’s trying to help people find their way at being the best they can be. And when you do that, we’ve created an atmosphere and a culture to kind of raise our guys in and support them, that needs a lot of flexibility and a lot of care and understanding and stuff, as well as the hard work and the push. So we try to mix all of that together. It made sense to Steve on some levels, and I was mostly just supporting him to be himself, find his voice and be the way he felt strongest and most confident, and that would be his best way. So whatever he’s done, it’s working out great.
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When I talked to Steve, one concept that he said he shares with you–or maybe even was reinforced by the time with you–is that maybe 80 percent of coaching is about atmosphere and making players feel comfortable. Is that something you see, too? Pete Carroll: Well, I didn’t put a percentage on it. We talked a lot about working with people. We’ve got a real simple thought. We’re trying to help people be the best they can be. And when you’re really committed to that, there’s a lot of return that comes out of that.