The Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions have been familiar trade partners over the last three years. In 2010, the Lions had six former Hawks on the team, and they still have four: Nate Burleson, Rob Sims, Lawrence Jackson and Will Heller.
For over a decade now, games between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks have been full of reunion backstories.
There are some similarities in how the two regimes started off, but Carroll seems to be ahead of Holmgren in building the Hawks into a contender. If Carroll is as good at sustaining it as Holmgren was, the Seahawks could be on their way to another good decade of football.
Can Irvin overcome his image as a one-dimensional, part-time player?