Cam Newton made his first appearance as the Carolina Panthers’ franchise quarterback today, and he promised to be a student of the game who can master the team’s offense.
Asked at his introductory press conference how soon he’ll get his playbook and learn the offense, Newton answered, “As soon as possible — with all caps and exclamation points.”
I guess that should be, “AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!”
Newton said that making the transition from the spread attack he ran at Auburn to a pro-style offense is his highest priority, and that he’s going to show that he can do it.
“This is something that I want to do,” Newton said. “I know there’s a lot of critics that critique me as a person and a player, but I’m my biggest critic.”
Although those comments may come as a surprise to Nolan Nawrocki, who surely thought he was Newton’s biggest critic, Newton said all the right things in his first meeting with the media. Time will tell whether he does the right things, on the field and off.