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What clues might be hidden in this man's Tweets? Read on.
Pete Carroll has found an ingenious new use for Twitter. Seattle's coach is teasing

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Decoding Pete Carroll's Tweets: Who Is the Seahawks' "Back Door Man"?

pete carroll seahawks.jpg
What clues might be hidden in this man's Tweets? Read on.
Pete Carroll has found an ingenious new use for Twitter. Seattle's coach is teasing Seahawks fans by Tweeting songs throughout the day that he says hold hints about which players they might pick in the NFL draft, which begins tomorrow.

Carroll is currently posting at a rate of about one song for every half-hour. So it's likely that, by the end of the day, we'll have a better idea of who the Seahawks might draft. (Or not, since there's a 99-percent chance Carroll is just doing this to screw with his followers.)

Instead of waiting till then, however, we decided to use the songs Carroll has selected thus far to decode who the team will pick. (Note: Your viewing experience will be greatly enhanced if you turn down the sound on the game film and use the songs as a soundtrack instead. You say you've got cube neighbors? SCREW THEM. It's hump day. You earned this.)

Up first, "Soul Sacrifice" by Carlos Santana:

What It Means: An instrumental jam, "Soul Sacrifice" is clearly Carroll's way of saying "we need a guy who can improvise."

Who Gets Picked: You want a guy who can change directions on the fly? Clemson running back and punt-returner C.J. Spiller is your man.

"Let the Beat Build," by Lil Wayne:

What It Means: Another instrumental. By offering up a Lil Wayne song without any of Weezy's Martian-come-to-Earth lyrics, Carroll seems to be saying, "Be patient, I've got a plan."

Who Gets Picked: Patience equals a risk-reward pick who might not pan out for a couple years. Enter South Florida's Jason Pierre-Paul, a freakishly athletic defensive end whose raw skills are scaring off some teams, but who would undoubtedly be the Seahawks' most accomplished back-flipper should he be drafted.

"Back Door Man (Live in Seattle)," by The Doors:

What It Means: Ignoring what the 12-year-old boy inside of me says it means, I'm gonna say that Carroll chose the bluesy Doors number as a way of saying, "We need a guy who'll catch the other team by surprise."

Who Gets Picked: Another speedster: Boise State's cornerback and return man Kyle Wilson.

"Jump Around," by House of Pain:

What It Means: One of the Seahawks' two first-round picks will be used on an annoying Irish guy who'll have one big hit and then disappear.

Who Gets Picked: Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen.

"Smooth Criminal," by Michael Jackson:

What It Means: Carroll isn't afraid to take on a low-character guy who needs a fresh start.

Who Gets Picked: Not picked, but traded. Anyone know of an NFL star who could use a little career rehabilitation?

That's it thus far. Keep Tweetin', you crazy, crazy man!

 
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