Randy Moss on Cam Newton: We’ll see how fun Patriots offense can be

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Cam Newton isn’t the first big-name player to join the Patriots during Bill Belichick’s run with the organization and one of the other names on that list is looking forward to seeing the quarterback hit the field with his new team.

Randy Moss spent three-plus seasons playing in New England and he posted 50 touchdowns during his time with the team, so there were no shortage of good times while he was there. Many of those touchdowns were thrown by Tom Brady and his long run in the lineup meant that the team didn’t adopt some of the offensive trends that have moved through the league in recent years.

During an appearance on ESPN, Moss suggested that is going to change with Newton in New England and predicted the result will be enjoyable.

“I think we are getting ready to really see how fun that offense can really be,” Moss. “Not discrediting anything Tom accomplished, because he accomplished some great things, but I think being able to have a guy like Cam Newton that can run the ball, they are able to spread guys out, and then being able to be that viable threat in the passing game that he can just tuck the ball and run. I just think that what we’ve seen coming out of New England for the past, let’s say 20 years, there is going to be a change in New England.”

While Moss is optimistic about Newton and the Patriots, he also sees one question mark about Newton’s chances of success. His career completion percentage of 59.6 is lower than any season of Brady’s seasons as the starter for the Patriots. Moss thinks the team is set for a “possible Super Bowl run” if Newton can up his accuracy and that kind of team success has been the true measuring stick for fun in New England.

20 responses to “Randy Moss on Cam Newton: We’ll see how fun Patriots offense can be

  1. Why would you get more accurate this late in your career, after shoulder surgery and a change of mechanics?

  2. MD says:
    July 1, 2020 at 12:14 pm
    Why would you get more accurate this late in your career, after shoulder surgery and a change of mechanics?

    He did 2 years ago under N Turner.
    Completed. 68.9%
    It’s amazing what can happen IF you take the coaching

  3. A “possible Super Bowl run” for a team that just signed the last quarterback off the street and is seriously lacking in talent. We’ll see.

  4. “I think we are getting ready to really see how fun that offense can really be.” If by “really fun” he means watching Newton regularly throw no-look passes off his back foot then, yeah, I agree. It will be a ton of fun.

  5. I always thought watching TB mount a late 4th quarter drive to win a game was fun to watch. I thought watching the o-line work to protect a pocket passer was fun to watch. I thought watching TB look for his second, third, and forth options and then making a great throw was fun to watch.

    I’m not sure watching Cam pull the ball down and run after seeing his first option covered is going to be as fun to watch as TB was.

  6. Brady was masterful at moving the sticks and keeping drives alive. He didn’t take sacks nor throw many interceptions.

    Other teams had to beat the Patriots because they didn’t beat themselves.

    Brady was special at key junctures in the game when the pressure was great.

    Players want to play for guys like Brady and Cam because they are winners. Their teammates expect to win. We know Belichick does.

  7. Why does everyone talk as if the 31 year old can run like the 25 year old?

    That said I’m still excited to see Newton in NE. I just don’t like the narrative that he is going to run like a rookie QB.

  8. Can’t wait for the Cam era in New England.

    Up until a few days ago, people were wondering if Newton would even play again. Now he’s the savior & can replace the best ever?

    Best o’ luck. I’ll stick w/ my prediction of a 3rd place at best finish for the Pats. The dynasty is ovah.

  9. The problem Cam has is the Pats have zero deep threats. The WR group was built for Brady’s dink and dunk, quick throw system. For Cam to be successful, he’s gonna have to buy into the “Patriot way” and make shorter, more accurate throws.

  10. Yes, Cam can run. He can also be injured in the process. And your quarterback is Stedham.

  11. It will be different with Cam that’s for sure. Maybe BB is switching gear and embracing the trend of mobile QBs. Pure pocket passing QBs is getting to be a rare breed. I am looking forward to see the changes. Maybe it will be fun. We have lots of young players who won’t have a difficult time transitioning to the changes. I can imagine them zipping around but I don’t know if we the have speed like the Chiefs have. We’ll see.

  12. He has to win the starting job first. Stidham has a leg up in the competition since he is more familiar with the system.

  13. Wait till things go wrong for Superman and the fans get to see the real Cam as Carolina witnessed.

  14. Players want to play for guys like Brady and Cam because they are winners. Their teammates expect to win. We know Belichick does.

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    One difference. Not so may players “want to play” for CAM. They may not have been vocal, but pretending to be superman by pantomiming pulling open your clothes to reveal your “cape” after every play you make rubs a LOT of players the wrong way.

    Brady just played. Didn’t point to himself, have stupid 1st down rituals or pout when they lost.

    Don’t compare Newton to Brady.

    *(FYI.. this is not coming from a Pats homer. I just see a HUGE difference between the leadership of these two)

  15. Brady didn’t point to himself? What do you call Tom vs Time? Anyone who makes a movie about themselves while they are still playing is looking for some serious attention.

    And you say he didn’t pout? You must have missed last season – it was pretty much a 16-game poutfest.

  16. You get more accurate with short, well run routes and good timing. Plays and playcalling can make the job easier.

  17. One difference. Not so may players “want to play” for CAM. They may not have been vocal, but pretending to be superman by pantomiming pulling open your clothes to reveal your “cape” after every play you make rubs a LOT of players the wrong way.

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    Sounds like it rubbed you the wrong way….how do you know what NFL players are secretly thinking?

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