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Tom Brady apparently has become one of Pete Carroll's 'heroes'

Tom Brady apparently has become one of Pete Carroll's 'heroes'

We know Tom Brady inspires many young athletes. But why Pete Carroll, the NFL's oldest head coach?

It turns out the Seattle Seahawks head coach has taken a page from the TB12 handbook by adopting parts of Brady's uber-healthy, plant-based diet. And it's helped Carroll so much that he insists the New England Patriots quarterback is one of his "heroes."

"Tom is one of my heroes," Carroll told NBC Sports' Peter King in a recent interview. "He’s taken a cutting-edge approach to nutrition and well-being. It just shows you you can feel okay … If we keep eating the way we’re eating, then you’re not going to feel good. You’ve got to work at it. We are eating our way into discomfort."

Here's Carroll's full answer on Brady:

It would have been difficult to imagine Carroll choosing Brady as a role model back in February 2015, when Brady's Patriots stunned his Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.

But their diet overhauls -- Carroll, like Brady, sticks to plant-based foods -- clearly have worked: Brady looks strong as ever entering his age-42 season, while Carroll has maintained his youthful vigor despite being the only NFL coach older than Bill Belichick.

Neither Brady nor Carroll plan to retire anytime soon. But maybe the Seahawks head coach can do Brady a solid and push his $200 cookbook once they both call it quits.

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Luka Doncic: 'Great player' Jaylen Brown 'deserves the contract he got'

Luka Doncic: 'Great player' Jaylen Brown 'deserves the contract he got'

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown has silenced his doubters with a hot start to the 2019-20 NBA season, and one of the league's best young stars is impressed.

Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic, who scored a game-high 34 points in a 116-106 loss to the Celtics on Monday night, has plenty of praise for Brown after the game. 

It's still very early in the season, but the four-year, $115 million contract Brown signed before the season has looked like a great deal for the C's so far.

He's averaging 19.8 points and 7.2 rebounds, while shooting 53 percent from the field in 31.3 minutes per game. Brown scored 25 points on 9-for-16 shooting and pulled down a team-high 11 rebounds in Boston's win over the Mavs at TD Garden. His best performance of the season came Saturday night in San Antonio, where the 23-year-old guard poured in 30 points.

Brown is a key part of the Celtics' present and future, and with veteran forward Gordon Hayward out for the next six weeks after hand surgery, the 2016 first-round pick has a tremendous opportunity to establish himself as an All-Star player in the Eastern Conference.

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Matt Cassel on inherent pressure put on former Patriots QBs

Patriots Talk Podcast: Matt Cassel on inherent pressure put on former Patriots QBs

Former Patriots QB Matt Cassel joins Tom E. Curran for this episode of the Patriots Talk Podcast.

1:00 — Tom Curran takes us back to the Patriots 2017 season, discussing how strange the year seemed from the very beginning and how the Pats' Super Bowl LIII victory over the Rams the following season was cathartic for the team.

7:05 — Matt Cassel joins Tom to talk about how watching a weekend of football without the Patriots made them realize just how disciplined and organized Bill Belichick's team is.

14:31 — With the fallout of Jimmy Garoppolo losing his first game of the season on Monday night, Tom wonders if there is extra pressure put on quarterbacks formerly in the Patriots' system. Matt gives deeper insight into what it's like being Tom Brady's backup.

24:10 — Who is your NFL MVP through 10 weeks? Tom and Matt debate if Russell Wilson or Lamar Jackson has a better claim.

28:01 — Matt says the Patriots' upcoming game against the Eagles will "set the tone for the rest of the season." Tom and Matt talk about the last time these two teams played — Super Bowl LII — and how that loss affected the Patriots.

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