Pete Carroll Fields Very Awkward Question When Reporter Doesn’t Know Who Jaguars’ Coach Is (VIDEO)
Pete Carroll has to be given points for his graciousness during this surreal exchange. When speaking to press on Wednesday, he was asked about the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Gus Bradley. Only problem is Gus Bradley was fired from Jacksonville a year ago, and works as the defensive coordinator for the Chargers now.
Carroll, clearly flummoxed, didn’t go out of his way to make the reporter feel dumb, though he could have.
— Aaron Levine (@AaronQ13Fox) December 6, 2017
Here’s how Carroll navigated the goofy question (via Awful Announcing):
Reporter: Has Gus, with what he’s accomplished in Jacksonville, surprised you at all?
Carroll: Umm, would you ask that question again for me? Help me out, I’m not sure where you’re going.
Reporter: What Gus has done in Jacksonville, has it surprised you at all?
Carroll: Um, ok. Let me answer it this way. What Gus is doing with the Chargers is really good. He’s doing great. He’s the coordinator of the Chargers, and he’s always been a good coach. I’m sure it’s hard, like any time a coach moves and you look back and you see your team kind of emerging and doing their stuff, you wonder what it would have been like if you’re still there and stuff. Because he had a lot to do with building this team and this roster.
Very gracious. But it still would have been nice to see Carroll totally call him out on not knowing his coaches.