Pete Carroll hails "extraordinary" John Schneider

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll praises the "extraordinary" job done by general manager John Schneider in creating a roster that will remain together for years.

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll has praised general manager John Schneider for the way he has built up a strong roster for the foreseeable future.

The Seahawks won their first ever Super Bowl on Sunday with an average roster age of just 26 years and 175 days, which made them the fourth-youngest squad to clinch the Vince Lombardi trophy.

The vast majority of their key players remain under contract for the next few years, and Carroll believes that that should help his side in their bid to become the first team since the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005 to win back-to-back Super Bowls.

"John Schneider has done an extraordinary job of structuring this roster contractually and with the vision of looking ahead so that we can keep our guys together," Carroll is quoted as saying by ESPN.

"One of the things that happens every so often is teams have a big fallout after they win the Super Bowl. We're not in that situation."

The Seahawks thrashed the Denver Broncos 43-8 in this year's showpiece event.

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