Wilson: Carroll's competitiveness 'means everything' to Seahawks

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Wilson: Carroll's competitiveness 'means everything' to Seahawks

FOXBORO -- Pete Carroll's energy symbolizes the Seattle Seahawks.
Earlier on Wednesday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick even went so far as to credit Carroll's personality to the way his team disrupts opposing offenses.
So what's it like to play for him? Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson says it's different. But at the same time, it's a thrill.
"It's unbelievable," said Wilson in a conference call on Wednesday. "I mean, the passion that he brings to the game, there's nothing like it. The fact that he brings so much energy to practice, so much energy to our meeting rooms. He keeps it loose, but at the same time, he keeps us extremely focused. He's a very good person to communicate with, in terms of, if you're thinking about anything or you have some ideas, or whatever it is. That's the great part about it all."
Wilson said that Carroll's competitive nature is addictive, and that it "means everything" to the Seahawks.
"He always talks about the 'always compete' idea," said Wilson. "We always have to compete, no matter for what it is. We're always competing against the other team, in terms of the film room and the weight room, or if it's at practice. You've got to bring that mentality to the table every single day.
"And you play a little game in your head. That kind of idea of, 'OK, I've got to beat this guy today, doing whatever it is.' Or, 'I've got to prepare the right way. I've got to get my feet right. I've got to make some plays today.' Whatever it is, it's the idea of just staying in the now. One play at a time, too, is another thing that we talk about. Just get after every single play if you can. That just heightens everybody's ability in the long run. And that really helps our football team."

Bennett to critics: ‘You take a paycut’

Bennett to critics: ‘You take a paycut’

Martellus Bennett is as good at Twitter as he is at football. Add to that the fact that all eyes are on whether the free agent will stay in New England and the @MartysaurusRex account becomes a must-follow. 

On Wednesday, Bennett put his powers to good use and shared a glimpse into his line of thinking regarding free agency.

Bennett, who could very well leave the Pats for more money, responded to a criticism of his desire to get paid and followed it with several more musings. 

Report: Belichick may be called to testify in Hernandez trial

Report: Belichick may be called to testify in Hernandez trial

Bill Belichick, identified as "William Belichick," has been added to the list of potential defense witnesses who could testify during the upcoming double-homicide trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to the Boston Herald.

Per the Herald, the new list of potential witnesses for the defense also includes Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who was Hernandez's teammate at the University of Florida. 

Belichick, McDaniels and Pouncey aren't guaranteed to testify, but their presence on the civilian witness list makes their presence in court a possibility. 

Hernandez's trial is scheduled to start next Wednesday. He's accused of killing Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Furtado back in July of 2012. Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted of the murder Odin Lloyd in 2013.