The Panthers rallied from 21 points down to tie the game in the fourth quarter before ultimately falling to the Saints 41-38 on Sunday afternoon and the loss didn’t leave quarterback Cam Newton with much of a taste for answering questions.
As seen in video posted by the Charlotte Observer, Newton answered a question about running the ball twice by saying he’s just doing what he’s asked to do and then gave brief responses to a couple of other questions. He sprinkled in a couple of “next question” responses before walking off the podium. Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer timed the press conference at 90 seconds in total.
Per Fowler, that’s 59 seconds shorter than Newton’s post-Super Bowl press conference. Newton was criticized for how he handled that press conference and will likely hear some of the same in light of this one.
Newton, who missed last week’s loss with a concussion, was 27-of-47 for 322 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. He also ran for a one-yard score as the Panthers fell to 1-5 after going 15-1 in the regular season last year.