Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll reportedly commanded the room at least for a moment during the NFL annual league meeting. His agenda? Drilling the need to support minority hires.

The Seahawks coach may have also ruffled a few feathers in a room filled with some of the NFL's most influential minds.

Via Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk:

But that hasn’t stopped some from issuing blunt reminders to those in charge. Per multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll delivered a “passionate speech” regarding the NFL’s struggles with diversity during last week’s league meetings in Florida.

One source said that Carroll’s comments were sufficiently strong to make people in the room uncomfortable to the point of angry. Another source wasn’t sure if the Seahawks coach's remarks actually did or should have angered those in the room.

The lack of minority hires has been an issue that's been at the forefront of the NFL's coaching carousel of late, and particularly this season with the lawsuit filed former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores. Flores exposed some of the behind-the-scenes issues he's felt firsthand as a minority trying to find a top coaching gig in the NFL.

Clearly things struck a chord with Pete Carroll, enough to push the Seahawks coach to issue his own stern reminder.