You think The Golden Calf of Bristol. Carroll thinks Cam Newton.
"He went into Auburn and had nothing (experience-wise) behind him, and did everything immediately," the Seattle Seahawks coach said of Newton, in what looked like genuine amazement. "He didn't emerge until the middle of the season, so we didn't know who he was. And then all of a sudden this was the top player in the country, a Heisman hopeful, and he just kills it. Then he goes to the NFL and does the same thing. He did the same thing! Nobody's ever done that.
"That's ... I don't know ... that's the biggest story in years."