Cam Newton: Time off showed, I have to be better

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Patriots quarterback Cam Newton played in a game for the first time since Week Three on Sunday and he said the “time off showed” after an 18-12 loss to the Broncos.

Newton ran for 76 yards and a touchdown while going 17-of-25 for 157 yards and two interceptions through the air on Sunday. Newton missed Week Four after testing positive for COVID-19 and the Patriots only practiced once this week because of schedule changes caused by other positive tests.

After the game, Newton said he didn’t want to talk about his experience with COVID or other things from the last couple of weeks.

“Honestly for me right now I’m just trying to move forward, obviously respectfully that was two weeks ago, still bitter over the game and just trying to focus on ways to just get better,” Newton said. “Obviously everybody knows what the situation was and it is what it is and I just know for me here moving forward I just got to play better football and that’s what I’m going to try to do.”

Newton followed that up by saying “I have to be better and I will be better” in the future. The 2-3 Patriots could use better outings across the board against the 49ers next weekend.

26 responses to “Cam Newton: Time off showed, I have to be better

  1. Excuses are for losers. Do your job!
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    Says the guy who makes up excuses every time the Pats win. Funny how that works.

  2. The Patriots are showing the effect of injuries, free agent losses, and Covid opt outs. The top of their recent drafts are not playmakers. The lack of depth along both lines is being exposed.

    They were 39–0 in games they didn’t give up a touchdown, 39-1 now. Cam is not the closer Brady is. The Patriots need to play with a lead to be most effective.

    Cam made too many mistakes today: interceptions, fumbles, sacks at key points. He also was returning from Covid and not practicing. Strong effort in the 4th (aided by dumb play calling by Denver) made a game that wasn’t close, close.

  3. As a head coach, BB had a LOSING record with the Browns and was fired for that. His only success as a head coach has been with Brady. BB on schedule now has a losing record once again, and Brady….now 43 years old….is having success in his first season with a team that was otherwise doing nothing. Case closed. BB is a sub-.500 head coach without Brady.

  4. Both Brady and Belichick will be judged by SB wins away from each other. Tom has a better team but Belichick has time on his hand. We will see who comes out on top.

  5. stabkof2512 says:
    October 18, 2020 at 6:57 pm
    I am happy Cam Newton lost.

    I bet you think he dresses too “flashy” too.

  6. There was a reason Cam was available, and the 31 other teams weren’t beating down his door, and it’s showed. There’s also a reason Bill brought him to New England, and that was so they’d have another full year to develop Stidham without tossing him to the wolves

  7. bcsublime says:
    October 18, 2020 at 7:13 pm
    The amoeba defense of the Patriots is amazing.

    2 2 Rate This

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    Yep. Since SB 53. Two more turnovers again and the offense still couldn’t get out of his own way.

  8. touchback6 says:
    October 18, 2020 at 7:34 pm
    bcsublime says:
    October 18, 2020 at 7:13 pm
    The amoeba defense of the Patriots is amazing.

    2 2 Rate This

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    Yep. Since SB 53. Two more turnovers again and the offense still couldn’t get out of his own way.

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    Did you even watch the game? Denver scored their first four possessions. The D allowed Denver to convert on 3rd and 21. The defense was putrid today. They were ranked 18th coming into the game….they will be lucky to maintain that hapless ranking

  9. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    October 18, 2020 at 7:48 pm
    Nhpats is right. The d couldn’t get off the field. They let Denver run all over them.

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    T6 won’t admit it. Just take comfort that when the Pats don’t win the AFCE, he has vowed to leave this board forever. His time is running out.

  10. touchback6 says:

    October 18, 2020 at 7:34 pm

    bcsublime says:
    October 18, 2020 at 7:13 pm
    The amoeba defense of the Patriots is amazing.

    2 2 Rate This

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    Yep. Since SB 53. Two more turnovers again and the offense still couldn’t get out of his own way

    Best defense ever!

  11. I’m old enough to remember all the sports media “experts” slobbering all over Belichick and Cam as the “perfect fit”. Former MVP! Not fair that the Patriots add him to their roster!

    Now look ‘em. Losing at home to a 1-win team. 2-3 and looking up at the Bills and Dolphins in the AFC East.

    Let’s hold off on the gold jacket just yet.

  12. Fashion Show Cam is just that. All show, no substance.
    He will benefit greatly once this Covid thing is done and Belicheat can get back to his normal way of winning – with asterisks.

  13. Wait, T6 is blaming the offense? I thought they were LOADED with future Hall of Famers like Izzo and Harry. Now that Brady is gone and no longer focusing on his “binkies”, these overlooked weapons of mass destruction would finally be unleashed. What happened?

  14. Hey BB this is why every other NFL took a hard “NO” on Scam Newton. Your huge ego convinced yourself that you could instill Brady’s mental toughness into Scam. Good luck because in about 6 more weeks your lockeroom is going to be a toxic cesspool after you pull Scam in the middle of the game and put in Statham. All good things come to an end and we are seeing it happen in Foxboro.

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