Stephon Gilmore calls Cam Newton “a great signing” for the Patriots

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No one was more important to the success of the Patriots’ defense last year than cornerback Stephon Gilmore, and now Gilmore believes the Patriots have the perfect player to lead their offense.

Gilmore said Cam Newton‘s arrival has him very excited about what he can bring to New England.

It was a great signing,” Gilmore told TheRinger.com. “I think Cam’s very hungry. I’ve always been a Cam fan. I think he’s hard to prepare against and he has a great opportunity to compete for a starting job. I’m looking forward to seeing him on our team.”

Although injuries have plagued Newton’s last two seasons, Gilmore thinks this year will be different.

“He’s very hungry this year. I think he’s healthy now, so I’m just looking forward to him helping our team out,” Gilmore said.

Gilmore is the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and Newton is the 2015 MVP and Offensive Player of the Year. The Patriots have accomplished leaders on both sides of the ball.

19 responses to “Stephon Gilmore calls Cam Newton “a great signing” for the Patriots

  1. Not a Newton fan in any way, but I do fear BB can make him a force in the league again.

  2. That “hype” video the Pats put out makes me think Belichick may be putting a burr under Stidham’s saddle to see if the kid really is as competitive as Brady. If I’m Stidham, i’m big time pissed over that video with a now tripled “I’ll show him” attitude. Great stuff to think about and, darn it, too bad the season’s gonna get cancelled (at least that’s how it looks to me at the moment).

  3. deadinbed says:
    July 13, 2020 at 4:02 pm
    BB will fine him for saying these things. It’s not the Patriots Way.

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    Nope, thanks for playing. BB loves the key phrase Gilmore uttered: “…he has a great opportunity to compete for a starting job.”

  4. @omeletpants says:
    No team will ever win a Super Bowl with Cam Newton
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    That can be said for 99% of the starting QBs. If he’s healthy and the defense is as good or better than last year, they will win the AFC East again. Winning the division is a huge step towards winning SB. He’s already the best QB in the division.

  5. deadinbed says:
    July 13, 2020 at 4:02 pm
    BB will fine him for saying these things. It’s not the Patriots Way.
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    How? He just said pretty much what BB would have said himself. “..he has a great opportunity to compete for a starting job…”

  6. I think stephon’s confused. Someone needs to explain to him that doesn’t mean he gets to play against Newton in actual games.

  7. “If I’m Stidham, i’m big time pissed over that video with a now tripled “I’ll show him” attitude.”
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    How “big time pissed” was Stidham about throwing for 14 yards and an interception last season? On any other team nobody would have believed for a moment he was going to be the starter because 4th rounders who didn’t look good the year prior don’t tend to start. And, wouldn’t you know it, even on the Pats it turns out they found somebody to start instead of him.

  8. Cam does look to be in good shape and hungry to reestablish himself. Absolutely stunning signing for the Patriots at that price point.
    I have to think Jerry Jones is wondering about that $31.4 mil price tag for Dak this year. And the Mahomes deal didn’t make it any easier for him. Nest years tag number will be north of $38 mil, so that is now the starting point per season on a new deal.
    Patriots have Stidham for 3 years at just over $1 mil per season.

  9. mogogo1 says:
    July 13, 2020 at 6:55 pm
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    … On any other team nobody would have believed for a moment he was going to be the starter because 4th rounders who didn’t look good the year prior don’t tend to start…
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    Only the New England Patriots have the Greatest NFL Head Coach of All-Time.

    Once upon a time the Patriots had a sixth round pick, and 4th string rookie QB, who could not even jump ahead of Michael Bishop on the depth chart his rookie season. Not too many people were screaming from the rooftops that the 199th pick in the 2000 NFL draft would soon become a legend. Hard work, great coaching, and fate ended up making that rookie QB the Patriots starter in his second season; and that former 4th stringer is now universally considered the Greatest NFL Player of All-Time.

    If there is a season this year, it remains entirely possible that Jarrett Stidham will be the Patriots starter ahead of Cam Newton, and will be successful.

  10. “it remains entirely possible that Jarrett Stidham will be the Patriots starter ahead of Cam Newton, and will be successful.”
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    But “possible” is a long ways from “probable.” And if BB’s coaching is the #1 determining factor in a QB’s success then the most probable outcome would be him making the former MVP look great again. That is what is so illogical about many of these Stidham discussions. On the one hand his backers put 100% faith in BB for drafting Stidham and just assume he’ll become the next Brady, yet on the other hand they look at the Newton signing like BB couldn’t possibly be serious about that. Either the guy is infallible or he isn’t.

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