Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has had his fill of the media this week.
Newton noted at his media availability today that he’s been asked the same questions over and over again this week. He said it was particularly strange to meet the media on Tuesday, then meet the media again on Wednesday without having a practice in between, meaning there was absolutely nothing new to talk about.
“You know what’s confusing? How can I reword questions I’ve been asked so many times? Golly,” Newton told reporters. “Nothing pretty much has changed since I’ve seen you guys 24 hours ago. I had an unbelievable sleep, but yet I’m up here again. It’s cool. It’s like I don’t know how you want to say it. I sound like a broken record.”
Newton said there’s really not much going on this week that’s any different from any other week, and he’s not sure why he’s spending so much more time than usual talking to the press.
“It’s not necessarily the media pressure, it’s just media requirements that is getting up under a lot of people’s skin,” Newton said. “I think I’ve got to meet with you guys another time and nothing’s going to change. I’ll be walking out in this room, walking up those stairs, going to another meeting, going to practice, probably playing a couple of video games, talking to my parents, making sure they make it here on time, waking up, brushing my teeth – obviously – go to another meeting. Depends on what the breakfast looks like, if I may eat it or not. Go to the team meeting, come back to you guys and talk. I don’t get it. I don’t know what you guys want to know, man, but it is what it is.”
Newton makes a fair point that the media hype in the week preceding the Super Bowl gets a little ridiculous. But that’s the nature of the game, and it’s not going to change.