Cam Newton: Answers we need at receiver are in the locker room

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The Patriots changed quarterbacks this offseason, but one of the ongoing conversations about their offense remains the same.

Recent years were spent discussing whether the team had enough talent at wide receiver to support Tom Brady and some are asking the same questions about Cam Newton‘s teammates. Newton fielded that question on WEEI and showed support for the players on hand while revealing the nicknames he’s come up with for the group.

“Man, I’ll say this, the answers are in that locker room. Simple and plain,” Newton said. “We got Little Butt, Doughboy, Highway 11 and MyGerms. We good to go. Let me rewind that. We have Damiere Byrd, N’Keal Harry, Julian Edelman and Jakobi Meyers.”

Harry got 11 passes thrown his way in the second half of last Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks and Edelman saw 10 come his way. They combined to make 14 catches for 230 yards, which is the kind of production that would make the receiving corps less of a talking point as the season unfolds.

20 responses to “Cam Newton: Answers we need at receiver are in the locker room

  1. Julian Edelman took a beating Sunday. N’Keal Harry ran routes that sandwiched him between two and three defenders….and may well have been concussed.

    Depth and talent at Tight End, WR & slot is thin.

  2. Give Cam some credit here. Hes balling his butt off. We all know about Bradys longevity and accomplishments. If he only attended off season workouts the last two years.

  3. Seattle game at the end: poor clock management w 29 seconds to go.
    Final play, no option or receiver. a spread formation would have opened things for a receiver or better run route.

  4. Byrd really stepped up. JE went long a couple of times and nh had the hands when needed. This game eased the concerns from the run offense of game 1.

  5. Newton was on the money on most throws. Plus he’s big enough to step out of arm tackle sacks. So far, he’s an upgrade over Brady. The pass rush was decent and not for it being Russell Wilson, may have had a few more sacks. Even coverage was decent except on 2 TDs. Face it, NE looks pretty good.

  6. Never count out a Dynasty……….They will adapt…. Got best head coach in NFL history and they have a good defense which was number one last year. Lost so,e pieces but drafted well. Once the rookies catch up to speed they will have a great secondary and back seven. September has always been like preseason for Belichick. lets see how they play October thru December. I guarantee they be very COMPETITIVE

  7. As a Pats fan, I love this guy’s attitude. I’m also sure Belichick will bring in another receiver.

  8. The receivers growth was delayed due to poor QB play in recent years. Now QB play seems to have improved and you are seeing these receivers come along.

  9. Edelman beat Adams deep twice in crunch time. One of the most clutch players in Patriots history.

  10. Give Cam some credit here. Hes balling his butt off. We all know about Bradys longevity and accomplishments. If he only attended off season workouts the last two years.
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    They won the SB two years ago. Regardless of OTAs, last year’s team was just not talented enough on the offensive side of the ball. What else could have happened “if he only attended off season workouts”?

  11. Easy to feel that way when you’ve played against the Dolphins and the non existent seahawks pass rush. Big game this weekend against the surging raiders, a defeat means the patriots will be 1-2 heading to Kansas city

  12. They have Edelman. If they’re waiting for Harry to step up, it’s gonna be a long long time.

  13. @bluenoser12

    Different ambitions. Brady wants to win a superbowl. Cam just wants to play somewhere where he’s appreciated.

  14. Newton was impressive in the last game. His accuracy was much better than I saw in his last couple of years in Carolina. Give him credit, he’s obviously putting in the time.

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