Different energy and leadership from Cam Newton could lift Patriots

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I’ve picked the Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl for multiple reasons. First, they still have coach Bill Belichick, who will take full advantage of all of the various rules arising from the pandemic to get the most of out of this most unusual of seasons and who will provide a steady and determined hand through a ocean of uncertainty and potential chaos.

Second, they have Cam Newton.

Newton, as one source explained it to PFT, “brings a different energy and leadership” than his predecessor, Tom Brady. In large part, it’s because Cam is so much younger than Brady. Also, Cam has a natural energy, leadership, and charisma.

The Patriots, as the source explained it, realize that “[n]o one is going to replace” Brady, but that Cam Newton perhaps comes the closest anyone could.

On Sunday, we’ll find out whether and to what extent it makes a different for the Patriots, who face a Miami team that kept the Patriots from earning a bye last season with a Week 17 upset.

12 responses to “Different energy and leadership from Cam Newton could lift Patriots

  1. If he is 90% of what he was at his peek he will lift them to another AFC East title. People like to hate on this guy but there is no denying he is one of the most gifted athletes in the world. If he buys into what they do there they could be in the mix and we know all BB needs is a chip and chair in the playoffs.

  2. Its question like this that have added so much fun to this year. The Patriots had become predictable. Allowing if Brady came back this year fully functioning like some ageless freak of nature android, the Patriots would have been predictable. And while it would be favorable prediction Its actually more exciting not having that. New England had gotten into an all or nothing mode where if they won superbowl it was a good year and if nit, even if they got to it, that was a miserable failed season. To make the playoffs and contend was always a foregone conclusion so no excitement there. It really was just blah blah blah until like round 2 of the playoffs. This year though we have no idea. We have good cause to feel optimistic and hopeful, but no sure bets. This could be amazing, or it could crash and burn so hard Pat Travers dedicates one of his old songs to it. (Google time) But thats why I am extra excited this year is all the mystery.

  3. Cam sulks after losses, just like his predecessor and his new head coach.
    So he’ll fit right in in Foxboro.

  4. A good start is important to this scenario…. And the Pats have a really tough schedule in the first half…..

  5. I cannot wait to see this offense with a mobile QB. I would like to see a Jalen Hurts durable QB run this offense.

  6. I’m a Pats fan who is fine with Cam “sulking after losses like his predecessor” because there wasn’t much sulking, was there?

  7. johnnycantread says:
    September 11, 2020 at 8:48 am
    Cam sulks after losses, just like his predecessor and his new head coach.
    So he’ll fit right in in Foxboro.

    Belichick sulks after wins too so I dont get your point on that.

  8. William Lee says:
    September 11, 2020 at 4:32 pm
    Who in Pats is good at getting behind defenders?

    You could ask that of the 01,03,04,12,14,and 16 Pats teams. None of those teams had a reliable deep threat.

    But in 2007 they had 2 deep threats. Didn’t get them where they wanted to be.

    I guess this is what happens when you talk about football but don’t know anything about it.

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