Cam Newton has “so much to prove with opportunity of a lifetime”

Getty Images

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick didn’t confirm that Cam Newton will start at quarterback in the season opener against the Dolphins when he spoke to reporters on Friday, but Newton certainly sounded like the starting quarterback when he held his own video conference.

Newton was asked about being the starter and said it was “hard to explain in words” his feelings about getting to lead the New England offense after signing with the team in July. Newton was able to find the right words when it came time to talk about what’s on the table for him this season.

“I have so much to prove with an opportunity of a lifetime,” Newton said, via Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal.

The look of the offense that Newton will be running during this opportunity was another topic of conversation on Friday. Newton wasn’t sharing details of what they have in store for the Dolphins in Week One because “the most exciting thing is nobody knows” what the team is going to do.

After a long and unusual offseason, it’s nice to know that no one will have to wait too much longer to find out.

24 responses to “Cam Newton has “so much to prove with opportunity of a lifetime”

  1. Patriot opponents are going to wish Brady was still the QB.
    Cam is gonna open this team up!

    Let’s go Pats!

  2. Not a Pats fan. I hope Cam does well. The comeback is always a great story. It is also much more interesting to see Cam play then a QB we barely know.

  3. I’ve always liked Cam’s game. He’s a bright guy. I like how he always bought tickets for loads of kids in Carolina, and made sure they got the ball when he scored. By all accounts he’s a decent, charitable guy.
    He’s also had a few gaffes. The fumble in the Superbowl. Sulking on the sidelines. Inconsistent career. The outfits. We all know.
    If McDaniels and Belichick can get this guy to put all his focus into football I agree that Newton can be highly successful. Even an unfocused Newton is still a top 20 qb. I hope Cam does well and silences his critics this year.

  4. I thought the opportunity of a lifetime was the opportunity to make a game winning play in the Super Bowl.

    At least you can make Bill Belichek proud, that’s better than winning the Super Bowl apparantly.

  5. tedmurph says:
    September 4, 2020 at 5:14 pm
    A lot of twisted angry losers rooting against Newton for no discernible reason.
    _____________________________

    It’s because he signed with NE. Had it been any other team…

  6. Please don’t tell me after all these years in the pros he is FINALLY starting to understand what an honor and a privilege it is to be a starting Quarterback in The National Football League. Trust me, whatever respect he gets in New England he is going to have to earn because he won’t be “the owners pet” like he was in Carolina.

  7. We’ll know if he is going to take advantage of this opportunity within the first five weeks when they play Miami, @ Seattle, Raiders, @ KC, Denver -bye. If they go 4-1 WOW – 3-2 Expected – anything less not looking good.

  8. I’ve seen enough game film evidence of what Cam does well and what the Patriots have liked to do offensively the past few seasons to make me believe that he’ll perform well this year. The only question left should be if the young weapons can show up, because if they have the worst separation win rate like they did last season then the Patriots will be in trouble.

  9. Honestly I thought the way he spoke to it today was spot on. He sounded like he was well grounded, focused, and working his tail off. And then when he said the fun part of the Patriots game plan was the reporters all wanting to know and not telling them? That was priceless. Somewhere in his cave deep under Gillette Belichick cracked a smile.

  10. The outfits? If he doesn’t dress the way old white guys think he should off the field, he’s a problem? I didn’t realize that.

  11. The “opportunity of a lifetime” to play with a collection of offensive misfits that look like plastic spoons being used to pry open locked carbide steel cases.

    Tom Brady is having the opportunity of a lifetime this year. Cam Newton is being set up to fail.

  12. Make no mistake, Cam could care less about New England. This is simply an audition for his next contract. Pats will never pay him 12-15 million/year and thus they are both using each other for one year. Wait until things go sour (and they will), it will get ugly in a hurry. 7-9 is the best possible outcome for the Bradyless Pats.

  13. “What does this mean for Welker??”

    Umm other than the game in week 7 against San Francisco or if they happen to meet in the Super Bowl it will mean nothing since Welker is the 9ers receivers coach.

  14. didnthearwhat says:
    September 5, 2020 at 8:16 am
    Make no mistake, Cam could care less about New England. This is simply an audition for his next contract. Pats will never pay him 12-15 million/year and thus they are both using each other for one year. Wait until things go sour (and they will), it will get ugly in a hurry. 7-9 is the best possible outcome for the Bradyless Pats.

    0 1 Rate This

    ——————

    Make no mistake, the qb position will be better in NE than it was last year with the #1D in football.

    Brady ranked in the bottom 5 of the league in numerous categories. Thankfully, the Pats are Bradyless at this point of his career.

    Newton appears humble and hungry as opposed to Mr. Gisellle.

  15. chesterburnet says:
    September 4, 2020 at 9:43 pm
    The outfits? If he doesn’t dress the way old white guys think he should off the field, he’s a problem? I didn’t realize that.

    ————————-
    Could you please take that chip off your shoulder? You are fighting battles there are no need to have.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.