Carroll admits mistakes with Pats

Says losing Curtis Martin a big regret and that he learned a key lesson in leadership

Updated: March 24, 2010, 7:03 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The head coach of the New England Patriots opened the newspaper in his first year on the job and this is what he remembers:

"It was like the day before we went to that first [training] camp, there was a caricature of Bill Parcells with pearl-handled pistols, looking like [General] Patton, and I'm sitting there with the surfboard, a glass of wine, and sandals on."

It's been more than a decade since Pete Carroll's three-year tenure (1997-99) with the Patriots concluded, ...

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