Prior to the draft, Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon complained that criticism of Cam Newton was based on his race. Since Moon was acting as an advisor to Newton and given that Newton said nothing to contradict Moon’s comments, some assumed that Moon was saying what Newton was thinking.
If that’s what Newton was thinking, it’s not what he’s saying.
“Sir, it all comes down to whether a person wins or loses,” Newton told Andrew Corsello of GQ, via NFL.com. “I don’t bring race into the game, ’cause then you’re talking about excuses. I. Hate. Excuses. Excuses are a disease.”
It’s a refreshing attitude. Coupled with the manner in which Newton has been putting in the hours during the lockout, we’re starting to think that Newton will be everything that the Panthers hope he’ll be.