Cam Newton: We want defenses worrying about all the things we can do

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The Patriots put up more than 400 yards of offense for the second straight week in Sunday’s win over the Raiders, but they did it in a very different way.

New England ran for 250 yards after throwing for 397 yards in a Week Two loss to the Seahawks. They also put up 217 rushing yards in a Week One win over the Dolphins and quarterback Cam Newton said in his postgame press conference that the team likes being able to do whatever it takes on any given Sunday.

“Yeah, that’s exactly what we want to do,” Newton said. “We want to put defenses in fits knowing that we have so many different ways to beat you and a plethora of different type of schemes, a plethora of different type of — we want to run downhill. We want to run on the edge. We want to throw it deep. It doesn’t matter. I think that’s been our biggest edge, for the most part, just having that ability to attack the teams in so many different ways and to still be successful.”

Next weekend will present a tough test for the defense as the Patriots will be in Kansas City to face the Chiefs, but the chances of surviving it will be far better if they can find the right offensive mix to put points on the board.

15 responses to “Cam Newton: We want defenses worrying about all the things we can do

  1. Kind of been the Patriots mantra every year. Attack the defenses weakness, and take away the opponents best weapon.

  2. lgw91s says:
    September 28, 2020 at 9:02 am
    Kind of been the Patriots mantra every year. Attack the defenses weakness, and take away the opponents best weapon.

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    except last year…Brady didn’t do that. He was a terrible game manager and wanted to play one way which in this case, be insurbordinate and onky really target Edelman and James White.

    He pouted all year because Gronk retired and and Brown had to be cut. Then, BB got Sanu per Brady, Sanu got hurt after a good start, and all of Brady’s worst habits resurfaced.

    Think losses vs the Giants in the super bowl when he ignored good run games and stared down only 2 options.

    Newton had a middling game yesterday, but he managed the game well.

    Brady would have thrown 3 ints yesterday and kept trying to throw into the teeth of the D all game.

  3. I’m not expecting a W against the Chiefs at ARROWHEAD….that’s a tough place to play & the Chiefs are a really good team…..I HATE to even say it, but I hope the Ravens are really physical with the Chiefs tonight & they leave there banged up a bit (never wish to see anyone hurt bad), that might be the thing that can help the Pats chances at sneaking out a victory, but in all honesty, I just want a good close respectable showing VS the Chiefs, like at Seattle to where we could have won it on the last play…..
    Should be a great game tonight & another great game when the Pats head to Arrowhead next week….
    Go Pats!!!!

  4. Defenses are already worried, knowing there are probably cameras and bugs recording their every move during practices and walk-throughs.

  5. touchback6 says:

    except last year…Brady didn’t do that. He was a terrible game manager and wanted to play one way which in this case, be insurbordinate and onky really target Edelman and James White.

    He pouted all year because Gronk retired and and Brown had to be cut. Then, BB got Sanu per Brady, Sanu got hurt after a good start, and all of Brady’s worst habits resurfaced.

    Think losses vs the Giants in the super bowl when he ignored good run games and stared down only 2 options.

    Newton had a middling game yesterday, but he managed the game well.

    Brady would have thrown 3 ints yesterday and kept trying to throw into the teeth of the D all game.

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    The down votes must be all the Brady lovers — any real Pats fan knows this is the 100% truth. So glad to be rid of pouty Brady, and the new locker room “vibe” confirms that was the feeling from within the team.

    A close game with the Chiefs is the most Pats can hope for (another “moral” victory like the Seahawks, lol).

  6. Cam looked pretty bad throwing the ball. Most of his work came against a hurt rookie playing with one hand. That run game carried the pats. He threw 3 dropped ints and a really bad screen pass that should’ve been an int as well. His inaccuracy will cost them down the line against better teams.

  7. However the Chiefs come out of Baltimore will be a good indicator or how it’ll go against NE. Cam used to play like LJ but had a better arm and eye for the field. I can see Jackson getting there after a few years, but it’s already looking like NE isn’t going to be in the “transition year” frame at all this year.

  8. The down votes must be all the Brady lovers — any real Pats fan knows this is the 100% truth. So glad to be rid of pouty Brady, and the new locker room “vibe” confirms that was the feeling from within the team.

    A close game with the Chiefs is the most Pats can hope for (another “moral” victory like the Seahawks, lol).
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    And that’s the difference between the Cam Patriots and the Brady Patriots. There were no moral victories and Pats fans went into every game expecting to win, not “keep it close”.

  9. Brady would have thrown 3 pls, yada yada yada. Except he was in Denver blowing out the Broncos by the 2nd quarter. Brady didn’t make personnel decisions in Foxboro. Belichick wanted Sanu since the year he was drafted. Always coveted Brown as well. Who wouldn’t. Brown just lied to the Pats and HAD to be cut

  10. Cam shredded that bottom rated Raiders defense. Plus the Raiders don’t have a QB and will never get past Mahomes. No one is scared of you Cam Newton, btw….

  11. It’s ironic when P6 says others are pouting when that is all he does. Brady just keeps adding to his real estate empire that he owns in his head.

  12. Like I said yesterday:

    Week 1 = Cams Legs
    Week 2 = Cams Arm
    Week 3 = The running backs

    Who you gonna focus on defense?

  13. LOL. The Chiefs escaped the Charges starting a rookie QB for the first time. The Patriots defense is better than the Chargers, Belichick will make better coaching decisions than Anthony Lynn, plus Cam is an experienced QB. This game has an upset written all over it unless the refs steal the game from the Patriots like last time the two teams met.

  14. Maybe Cam should focus more on getting the ball to the outside on short passes. He’s had two ugly picks that he threw to the outside on floaters. He was not good throwing the ball against the Raiders at all. Burkhead and Michel aren’t going to always have such good games.

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