Cam Newton: I’m tired of being humble

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Quarterback Cam Newton shared some of his thoughts through Instagram videos this offseason and landing an agreement with the Patriots hasn’t led him to change his habits.

Newton’s latest videos went up on Sunday night and was captioned with a “note to self” that included “you are great” and “you are the lion.” In the video, Newton expanded on the theme by saying that he’s “tired of being humble.”

“I’m getting tired of all this humble s–t,” Newton said. “Because, when you’re humble, they start taking advantage of you. When you don’t say nothing, they start taking advantage of you. The hyenas can be doing all of this, the elephants can be doing all of this, the giraffes, the antelopes, the chimpanzees, even the gorilla. But there’s one m———–g animal in the jungle and when he roars, everything stops. And I’m about to m———–g roar.”

It’s cliche to say that getting released by the Panthers and lingering on the open market until agreeing to an incentive-laden, one-year deal has provided Newton with a chip on his shoulder, but the easy label is sometimes the most apt one to apply to the situation.

75 responses to “Cam Newton: I’m tired of being humble

  1. So after making a good play and pretending to be Superman is NOT being humble? Ok, I get it now.

  2. You better stay humble because BB isn’t fond of someone that isn’t. You’ll be back on the bread line if you start that funky stuff in Patriots camp buddy.
    I think this is a bad Belichick experiment myself….

  3. Cam has been humble?!

    I’d hate to see what a non-humble Newton looks like then.

  4. Well at the very least the Cam Newton experiment should be at least as entertaining as the Antonio Brown experiment.

    Question, when was Cam Newton (and his Darkwing Duck suit) ever humble?

    The press conferences should be amazing.

  5. He might not even make it to the start of the season. BB does not want a QB with a big mouth.

  6. Please. When has Cam ever been humble? These guys truly live in a bubble.

  7. Would love to see Teddy Bridgewater shine, would love to see Skam humbled once again.

  8. Yeah.. because when I think of the term “humble,” I think of Cam Newton. Right.

  9. Not too many people would use the word humble when referring to Cam Newton. Delusional, yes. Humble? Not so much.

  10. Uh, yeah. OK, Cam. “True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”

    I don’t think you have learned this yet, and humility is what you are going to learn (or not) under Belichick.

  11. …Because, when you’re humble, they start taking advantage of you. … I disagree completely. Being humble takes strength and they take advantage when you are gullible or weak…not when you are humble.

    When you start saying stuff…they come ater you. When you let your actions replace your words…they respect you.

  12. A humble heart, With a sincere effort to win is always going to be stronger in the end than those that look to tear you down..

    Cam…. Stay strong, stay true…. stay Humble because after you win….You will rule the day!!!

  13. ‘I’m tired of being humble’

    Like I said before, he is the AntiBrady.

    Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
    When you’re perfect in every way
    I can’t wait to look in the mirror
    Cause I get better looking each day
    To know me is to love me
    I must be a hell of a man
    Oh Lord It’s hard to be humble,
    But I’m doing the best that I can

    I didn’t like Mac Davis either.

  14. Oh brother. I am a lion hear me roar. Just like I chose not to roar and dive on that fumble against the Broncos in the Super Bowl.

  15. Dang BB must really think Stidham stinks to bring in Cam to take over…. I guess T6 was wrong as usual

  16. Could this REALLY men, there’s more idiot in there that you’ve been hiding???

  17. There’s a lot of defensive players who are already salivating over laying the humblebumblefumble out flat.

    I wonder if Spam ever paid off his debt for the mansion he trashed, that was pretty humble of him too…….

  18. Well, don’t go to the Patriots then. They will make you be humble. Team first.

  19. I’d like to welcome Patriots fans to the decades-long search to replace the GOAT QB.

  20. Cam is going to wreck the little chemistry left on the Patriots sans Brady. And if Cam plays well, BB is going to have to put up with his attitude. This will implode sooner rather than later, can’t wait.

  21. Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble
    When you’re perfect in every way

    Mac Davis

  22. theringisthething says:
    July 6, 2020 at 8:41 am
    ‘I’m tired of being humble’

    Like I said before, he is the AntiBrady.
    Brady is not exactly humble.

  23. Drew Brees OWNED Cam Newton in the NFC South over the years, and there aren’t many NFL QBs, if any, that are more humble than Drew Brees. You’d think Cam might learn from watching Drew, but apparently not.

  24. I watched Cam’s workout vids and highlights yesterday. I have a feeling that Bill might be willing to give Cam a little room. Belichik must be drooling over having a beast like this!
    He would open the Pats’ offense up to be unstoppable.

    And “Cam Chowder”, as I read on a post yesterday, is too awesome!

  25. This guy would just be better off if he never said one more word his entire career. Every time he opens his mouth he digs a deeper hole.
    I’ve never seen an athlete that gets such a negative response to everything they say. There have been a few in baseball (A-rod, Barry and Canseco) but that’s really it.

  26. Uhhhh when was he humble? Youd think with sports coming to a stop months ago Cam turning humble would have been the biggest story in sports.

  27. Sounds like Richard Sherman may be getting in his ear…Unless of course by roaring he means playing sound fundamental football while he patiently grows into the offense and develops his relationships with players and coaches to a level that when it comes time to play and win against the big boys late in the season and playoffs they have all refined their games to a level where they can crank it up a notch or two, as if they had been playing together for several seasons, and the sum total of his game from the start of the season to the finish adds up to a dominant performance, then yeah, I’m okay with that. But don’t expect to do that from the start and suck all the air out of the stadium. It’s going to take time, and you’re going to experience numerous bumps in the road that can be learning experiences and opportunities to refine, or can be sources of frustration. It’s a big ask to expect a guy to come in, in one season, and reach the level of command of an offense and the overall team game management (setting up your defense and special teams based on the current game situation) that the great QB’s have with their teams. A BIG ask. I hope he can do it, but it’s going to take time. Showing off early in the season means diddly. Building momentum and chemistry as the season progresses, becoming fully formed in November and December is what counts. You can call it patience if you don’t like humility, but it is going to require some…

  28. He is talented. Now with that said.

    He has never been humble! That’s just his inflated ego thinking he’s ever shown any sort of humility or grace.

    He has never been a leader. He lacks the ability or desire to actually be a leader of men.

  29. Cam “I’m tired of being humble!”

    The world “I don’t think that word means what you think it means”

  30. He left off “…or I’m going to just cry and pout when things aren’t going my way.”

  31. The first time Belichick reams him out in a film session in front of the whole team, he’ll realize what “humble” really means.

  32. [Addressing Cam’s use of the word humble in Mandy Patinkin’s voice] You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

  33. You would think Cam would be happy to be part of the NE Patriots but no Came is interested in being not humble anymore. Cam wants to roar like the lion he isn’t. Grow up Cam.

  34. “Tired of being humble” implies that he was, at some point, humble. Which I do not believe to be the case here.

  35. For some reason when I think of the word “humble”, Cam Newton doesnt come to mind.

  36. that’s ok, bill has a way of reaquainting players with their humble side.

  37. Cam was humble once and it was the most unsatisfying 5 minutes of his life.

  38. “You better stay humble when you are around me.”–something I could hear Coach Belichick mumble

  39. For a minute there I thought he said I’m too tired to jump on that fumble. My bad.

  40. If you people would hold your President to the same standards as your athletes we wouldn’t be in this mess.

  41. “Dang BB must really think Stidham stinks to bring in Cam to take over”

    That’s been one of the most entertaining parts, watching all the Pats fans pivot instantly from “Stidham is going to take over the league this year” to “He obviously needs just a little more time.” If it was any other team/coach in the league nobody would have believed even more a moment that he was going to be the starter because 4th round picks who threw for 14 yards and an interception the year before don’t tend to start.

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