NEW YORK – Seahawks coach Pete Carroll has a fleeting connection to the Buffalo Bills.

Carroll worked for the team for one season, as defensive backs coach in 1984.

Asked this week whether he had any recollection of his time in Western New York, Carroll succinctly said: “Yeah, we were terrible.”

That they were.

The ’84 Bills finished 2-14. The team gave up 454 points and 5,582 yards, numbers that rank first- and sixth-worst, respectively, in franchise history.

The Bills’ defensive backfield gave up 3,476 yards under Carroll’s direction, the seventh most in franchise history.

Carroll left the Bills after the ’84 season and went to the Minnesota Vikings.

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