Thomas Davis: We told Cam Newton not to compare our team to the Titanic

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Panthers quarterback Cam Newton offered one of the strangest analogies of this NFL season after Kelvin Benjamin was traded away, suggesting that the team was like the Titanic.

“Yeah, we just lost a great player but nevertheless, the Titanic still has to go,” Newton said.

Was Newton unaware that the Titanic sank? If so, he’s aware now.

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis said on PFT Live that teammates made sure Newton won’t make that comparison again.

“Absolutely. You know we definitely did that. We gave him a hard time about that,” Davis said. “We’re not trying to be that ship that sinks.”

Newton was only 8 years old when James Cameron’s movie came out, so perhaps he didn’t see it in the theater. But one would hope that it’s just general knowledge that the Titanic sank. It it wasn’t general knowledge in the Panthers’ locker room before, it is now.

71 responses to “Thomas Davis: We told Cam Newton not to compare our team to the Titanic

  1. This guy just doesn’t get it… I have seen younger QB’s with more sense and maturely than this clown… Talented… but brainless

  2. Oh I dunno, cost a zillion, good on paper with great speed, and full of self-promotion with lots of people buying in for an expected easy fairweather ride, but then out of its depth when the going gets tough and literally drowns in salt water, in conditions that frankly were only to be expected at that time of year. And the Titanic was a disaster too.

  3. He’s a freak physically which has more than gotten him by but let’s dance around it. He is both immature and not very smart (at all) and that’s a dangerous combination. He has gotten by with a deflecting smile. That only lasts so long. Or maybe he is smarter than I give him credit for and he was really referring to his career when referencing the Titanic.

  4. He knew what he was saying. He should have quoted former NJ Nets basketball great World B. Free and said that “the ship be sinking”. Correction I meant Michael Ray Richardson. Forgive me it’s early lol.

  5. silvernblacksabbath says:
    November 9, 2017 at 8:56 am
    From the man-child that brought you “Hindsight is always 50/50”. SMH

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    Simply awesome. Even Teddy Kennedy would be proud of that gaffe.

  6. This ranks up there with Jerrah’s “gloryhole days” and Donovan McNabb not knowing that a game could end in a tie. No, thinking about it, those were still worse. LOL.

  7. He says things like this too consistently to be stupid. He changes every cliche he uses. Things like “simple and plain”, “hindsight is 50/50”, calling Suh Donkey Kong (a reference to Suh’s Madden handle), this reference; it’s deliberate. If anything he’s probably making fun of fans who were freaking out over the trade talking about the franchise starting to tank.

  8. This is pretty funny. Doesn’t make him an stupid. most of you dis him because he is not your quarterback. Not saying he is the smartest man in football, but at least he is not a cheater (Brady).

  9. fin72 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 8:58 am
    Simply not smart enough to take his team over the top.

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    He doesn’t know pop culture or events that happened 105 years ago so he isn’t smart? I don’t think football IQ has anything to do with either of those two things. Pretty sure I have “easy” questions I could ask you that you wouldn’t know as well. What does that say about you?

    Armchair QBs, coaches, and GMs who think they know so much about a person’s character are trolls. You don’t know this kid. Try giving him a break. Someday you might need one.

  10. Cam Newton also attended high school college, and even if he didn’t see the 1997 film, basic American history should have taught to him. We saw this lack of leadership during Super Bowl week as well.

  11. So the history and fate of the Titanic is learned in a love story that happened while a boat was sinking? Cmon…Learn and read about the real sinking of the Titanic..

  12. It is general knowledge but these kids pretend its not because its easier to claim ignorance. My 20-year old nephew tried to tell us that he’s made it that far in life but has never once hear the Jeopardy theme song (and he’s heard it a zillion times).

    Its easier to not know something than it is to know it.

  13. Cam is super talented… not super smart, but smart enough to win… awful leader though! He cost the team a chance at winning super bowl 50 by not jumping on that fumble. He acted like the ball was a live grenade. IT WAS THE FREAKING SUPER BOWL… GET ON THE DANG BALL!

  14. “Armchair QBs, coaches, and GMs who think they know so much about a person’s character are trolls. You don’t know this kid. Try giving him a break. Someday you might need one.”

    I dunno, I’ve seen enough of this kid’s body of work to conclude he’s an ignorant doosh.

  15. streetyson says:
    November 9, 2017 at 9:08 am
    This ranks up there with Jerrah’s “gloryhole days” and Donovan McNabb not knowing that a game could end in a tie. No, thinking about it, those were still worse. LOL.
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    Oh, there’s better ones.

    “I want to rush for 1,000 or 1,500 yards, whichever comes first.”
    George Rogers

    “Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.” Joe Theismann

    “People say I’ll be drafted in the first round, maybe even higher.”
    “Ironhead” Heyward

    “He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings.”
    Torrin Polk on his coach (University of Houston)

  16. @fin72 says:

    Simply not smart enough to take his team over the top.
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    Don’t confuse his immature, sullen and bad body language as not being smart enough. Two different things…you’re implying he can control everything including Oline pass pro.

  17. reddzen says:
    November 9, 2017 at 9:12 am
    fin72 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 8:58 am
    Simply not smart enough to take his team over the top.

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    He doesn’t know pop culture or events that happened 105 years ago so he isn’t smart? I don’t think football IQ has anything to do with either of those two things. Pretty sure I have “easy” questions I could ask you that you wouldn’t know as well. What does that say about you?

    Armchair QBs, coaches, and GMs who think they know so much about a person’s character are trolls. You don’t know this kid. Try giving him a break. Someday you might need one.

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    sincerely, Cam’s aunt.

  18. “great” player? Maybe decent or good but certainly not “great”. Too many of today’s players are so high on themselves and their political causes that they have no clue how stupid they are and look.

    Back in the day…Jack Lambert would’ve punched Cam in the mouth and that would’ve been his wake up call.

  19. doctorrustbelt says:
    November 9, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I WILL SAY IT AGAIN… I am so glad the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Andy Dalton.

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    What has Andy Dalton ever really done in the NFL? Cam may say stupid things but Andy’s game will make you laugh sometime.

  20. Even if Newton never saw the movie, I’m sure that the Titanic sinking is still taught in History class in school. But then again, who knows if Cam ever attended classes.

  21. I’ve tried to give this guy the benefit of the doubt due to his magnificent hatwear, but watching him in our loss to the Panthers was a real eye opener. He was all strutting and smack talk with a big lead, but when we came back in the second half he was sitting on the bench with his arms crossed and a towel over his head. And then when he won on a last second FG it was back to the hero routine. That Super Bowl fumble dodge was not a fluke, he is a child.

  22. I may be in the minority on this site but I’m in the majority of Carolina residents who follow the Panthers across all media and see the players in person. Cam IS a really good QB and a leader. His teammates love him, they’ve seen what he can do, and they trust him on the field. The cameras and spotlights can cause a lot of verbal slip-ups, (like Obama’s claiming to have campaigned in all 57 states). Nobody laughed last week when he put his body on the line and dunked the ball over the goal line against the Falcons. Nobody but us Panther fans, that is.

  23. He gives some stupid press conferences, and if he doesnt know the Titanic sunk then maybe he should go back to school. Walks off more often than not, when he doesn’t want to answer the question.

  24. So should we expect him to be wearing a fedora this week with a picture of Celine Dion on it while he explains how much he knows about the Titanic?

  25. The funny thing is that Cam could actually be correct with the Titanic analogy. The Panthers will probably end up sinking this season, but he will buy a tasteful new hat to get over it.

  26. florida76 says: November 9, 2017 at 9:15 am
    Cam Newton also attended high school college, and even if he didn’t see the 1997 film, basic American history should have taught to him. We saw this lack of leadership during Super Bowl week as well.

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    To be fair to his lack of education and ignorance, he did go to “school” in the SEC.

  27. mdd913 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 11:33 am
    If you don’t think Cam can really be that dumb, I invite you to read the laptop computer story again.
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    That was hilarious, thank you.

    He really is THAT dumb.

  28. silvernblacksabbath says:
    November 9, 2017 at 8:56 am
    From the man-child that brought you “Hindsight is always 50/50”. SMH

    ——————–

    Simply awesome. Even Teddy Kennedy would be proud of that gaffe.

    Dwight Eisenhower once said, “Even though the moon is but one sixth the size of the earth, it is still farther away.”

  29. “ackattack22 says: November 9, 2017 at 11:17 am What he meant to say was that the team was like the Hindenburg.”

    Funny quote of the day.

  30. A female coworker in my fantasy league made her team name “Female Talkin’ Routes,” and she said she’s looking forward to use “The Titanic Must Go,” next year. At this rate, She’ll have team name ideas through 2020 before this year’s superbowl.

  31. cb28031 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm
    All the Cam haters love to pile on…..judge a player by what he does on the field not off…..

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    Fair enough. I judge him by his cowardly act of running away from his own fumble in the SB like the thing was a live hand grenade

  32. I would bet that he knew about the Titanic sinking and he knew exactly what he was saying and that is what was intended. He was probably mad about the trade and took a jab that he could later rephrase and saying he didn’t know the ship sunk. I could be wrong though.

  33. cb28031 says:
    November 9, 2017 at 12:12 pm
    All the Cam haters love to pile on…..judge a player by what he does on the field not off…..

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    Well, I don’t think anyone can do that exactly. I think there are obvious things that a player can do off the field that people should judge them on. Cam crossed that line with his sexist comments to the reporter recently. He deserved some criticism and judgement. However, there have been many great players that are much worse people than Cam, so I get your point.

    I think we can also judge Cam on the field though. His lack of effort at times in his Super Bowl was horrible. When times are tough his effort is often questionable. He’s a great athlete, but not sure he’s a great team player or a great winner on the field.

  34. doctorrustbelt says:
    November 9, 2017 at 9:04 am
    I WILL SAY IT AGAIN… I am so glad the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Andy Dalton.

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    Dalton in the playoffs:

    W-L Record: 0-4
    Completion %: 55.7%
    Passing Yards/Game: 218.25
    TD/Game: 0.25
    Int/Game: 1.5
    Passer Rating: 57.8

    There is absolutely no reason to employ Andy Dalton.

  35. thebirdofprey says:

    November 9, 2017 at 10:51 am

    doctorrustbelt says:
    November 9, 2017 at 9:04 am

    I WILL SAY IT AGAIN… I am so glad the Cincinnati Bengals drafted Andy Dalton.

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    What has Andy Dalton ever really done in the NFL? Cam may say stupid things but Andy’s game will make you laugh sometime.
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    What has Cam done???

  36. dryzzt23 says:

    Back in the day…Jack Lambert would’ve punched Cam in the mouth and that would’ve been his wake up call.
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    And in 2017 that would have been enough for people to call him racist and for Florio to write an article calling him a big mean bully.

  37. Pretty sure Cam meant to say “just like in the ‘Titanic’ our hearts must go on” referencing the Celine Dion song that went along with the movie. But Cam Newton is the king of misspoken phrases and malaprops.

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