Bill Belichick: Cam Newton’s a “hard-working kid”

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If his rookies are in “turbulent water,” at least Bill Belichick knows his new quarterback is paddling hard.

Via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com the Patriots head coach said his new quarterback has made a good first impression.

Cam’s a hard-working kid. He really is,” Belichick said.

The 31-year-old Newton has had to pick up a new offense without the usual offseason, and Belichick is still Belichick, so any questions about Newton also become about his entire depth chart.

“He’s worked very hard, I’d say, as all of our players have,” Belichick said. “I’d say that certainly for all the quarterbacks, at that position, those guys have been locked in, focused and confident in what they’re able to do and the information they have to give to the team — play-calling, adjustments, audibles, protection adjustments, things like that. That’s all going pretty well.”

Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer might have more familiarity with their system, but the night-and-day difference in Newton’s talent will be apparent if he’s healthy.

The first test will be today, as the Patriots go through their first full-speed practice of camp so far.

9 responses to “Bill Belichick: Cam Newton’s a “hard-working kid”

  1. obviously being dissed my Carolina and the rest of the league Cam is going to be fully amped up. also Belichick will be pouring gasoline all over that fire and reminding Cam and the team. so if Cam is healthy look out league!

  2. He still will have 4 or 5 high passes per game, the result of making the choice of spending hours in the gym vs. working on his mechanics.

  3. What do teams prepare for? lol!!

    There is no real film on Newton and only stellar preseason film on Stidham from last year when became the first rookie in NFL history to be the lone back up qb on a team.

    Either way, BB wins and opposing defenses have no idea who to study.

    lol!!

  4. So what happens the first time BB tells him the ‘local high school quarterback’ would have completed that pass’. LOL

  5. touchback6 says:
    August 14, 2020 at 11:12 am
    What do teams prepare for? lol!!

    There is no real film on Newton and only stellar preseason film on Stidham from last year when became the first rookie in NFL history to be the lone back up qb on a team.

    Either way, BB wins and opposing defenses have no idea who to study.

    lol!!

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    Teams will prepare for Newton because everybody but you knows he will be the starter. LOL!

    And there is game film on Stidham tossing a pick-6 before BB pulled him from the game. Nobody is impressed. LOL!

    Nobody will bother studying Stidham. They will merely lick their chops if he somehow is forced to enter the game. LOL!

  6. Newton has been in the league for 50 years. Lots of film on him. Back up rookie? Lol. Now you’re grasping at straws.

  7. Hard working “KID”? Cam is 31 years old. I think that Belichick calling him “kid” tips us off as to how Belichick thinks of Cam.

    Not good.

  8. There is no real film on Newton and only stellar preseason film on Stidham from last year when became the first rookie in NFL history to be the lone back up qb on a team. ————————

    Wasn’t Kessler a QB on the Pats last year? Singed in September. Released and resigned in October. Released April 2020. I am sure you will come up with something to dispute this fact. Preseason? We are talking about preseason? No film on Cam?

  9. touchback6 says:
    August 14, 2020 at 11:12 am
    What do teams prepare for? lol!!

    Either way, BB wins and opposing defenses have no idea who to study.

    lol!!

    **********************************************************************

    Bill Belichick could clip his toenails on a city bus and Pats fans would fight each other over the trimmings. The cult of personality up there is pathetic.

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