GM thoughts if Carroll gets the job

The Seahawks' interest in Pete Carroll as head coach raises a big question.

Who would the team consider as general manager?

Carroll hasn't coached in the NFL since the 1999 season. He was with the Jets, Vikings and Bills before he was with the Patriots.

Pat Kirwan would be a logical person to consider. His name has come up in association with Carroll before, including when talk emerged last year that the 49ers might have interest in Carroll. Kirwan and Carroll have been described as "best friends" over the years. Kirwan helped the Jets hire Carroll nearly 20 years ago and he consulted with the Patriots before they hired Carroll in 1997. Kirwan has experience in personnel and salary-cap matters.

Kirwan has built a following in recent years with his insights on NFL.com and Sirius Satellite Radio. He was with the Jets from 1989 to 1997, according to his NFL.com bio. The Seahawks wouldn't need permission from another NFL team to speak with him.