Eagles players say Brady's TB12 method isn't for them

Eagles players say Brady's TB12 method isn't for them

ST. PAUL -- We know how Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson feels about Tom Brady and his "TB12 Method." Brady's image and his brand irked Johnson to the point that he called him a "pretty boy" following the NFC title game. 

Johnson's teammates weren't quite as strong on their opinions of Brady's approach during the NFL's "Opening Night" at the Xcel Energy Center. But they did indicate that the TB12 Method, the diet, in particular, wasn't for them. 

Nick Foles said, essentially, to each his own. 

"It's not what I'm doing right now," he said. "When it comes to nutrition, that's something I'm very interested in. My wife is as well. Everyone has a different palate. Everyone has different nutrition. Everyone has a different makeup so that's something that works for him. Doesn't work for me. 

"I love eating good meats. Obviously, I like vegetables, but I have to put a lot of butter on them because it's hard to eat them just [as] vegetables. I'm from Texas. We love barbecue so I couldn't give that up."

Fletcher Cox, a 6-foot-4, 310-pounder from Yazoo City, Mississippi who went to Mississippi State in Starkville, wasn't all that interested either. Upping his vegetable intake? Snacking on nuts? Eating seasonally -- that means "cold property" foods in the summer and "hot property" foods in the winter? Not for him.

"No, you gotta bring me some good pork," Cox said. "Some pig. Bring me some pigs. Some baloney. Something like that. Some Little Dooey [barbecue] from Starkville . . . 

"You gotta bring me something like that. I'm a country boy, man. I gotta get my greens. And I'm a d-lineman too so I'm fat. You gotta feed the big man, you know? I gotta eat."

Eagles center Jason Kelce acknowledged he'd like to try something that resembled the Brady diet for a short period of time to see how his body responded. Maybe a day or two, he said, but he was concerned about maintaining his weight on that kind of plan. 

From beneath a coonskin cap and through a bushy beard, he said he simply likes meat too much not to include it in his day-to-day plan. Asked if he'd killed and eaten the animal who used to wear the fur atop his head, Kelce laughed. 

"I wish," he said. "Would be a much better story that way."


Julian Edelman posts video of resistance-band training

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Julian Edelman posts video of resistance-band training

Julian Edelman is grinding.

The New England Patriots receiver, who is recovering from an ACL repair surgery that ended his 2017 season, shared a quick video from his workout on Tuesday. Edelman is shown running with a resistance band and a trainer in-tow.

Edelman has posted a few tidbits on social media to show encouraging signs during his recovery since he got surgery in October after suffering an ACL tear in a preseason game. He was spotted around the locker room a few times during the final weeks of the 2017 season.

"Rehab is a [expletive]. It sucks," Edelman said in November on Barstool Sports' "Pardon My Take podcast." "You go in and you’re feeling decent and then you warm up, you beat it up and then you get stiff again. I mean it’s just a process and you go in six days a week and you’re going into work it, work on everything — your flexion, your extension."

Jesse James relieved Patriots didn't win Super Bowl LII

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Jesse James relieved Patriots didn't win Super Bowl LII

Steelers tight end Jesse James is glad the Patriots' Super Bowl pursuit is done -- mostly because he played a big part in helping accelerate it.

In the final moments of the game, James failed to catch the ball during a Week 15 contest between the Steelers and the Patriots. The non-catch was a controversial one.

James told Centre Daily Times' Josh Moyer he finally felt relief on the morning after the Super Bowl when the Patriots fell to the Eagles, 41-33.

“I don’t feel like I gave them a Super Bowl with that,” James told the Daily Times. “So I’m over it now, but it’s going to be a topic of conversation until the rule gets changed — or it doesn’t.”

James' play was initially ruled a touchdown before the referees overturned the play, and took the lead away from the Steelers in the final moments of the game. Ben Roethlisberger then threw an interception a few plays later. By winning, the Patriots took a huge step in locking themselves into the AFC's top seed with a first-round bye and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, which they rode into the Super Bowl.

But of course, they couldn't finish their Super Bowl pursuit -- to James' satisfaction.