Bill Belichick says Cam Newton’s still the starter

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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick pulled Cam Newton after he threw his third interception in Sunday’s 33-6 loss to the 49ers, but he’s not making a change when it comes to the starting lineup.

Belichick was asked if Jarrett Stidham‘s appearance in the fourth quarter of the loss was a preview of his move to the first team for the Patriots’ Week 8 game against the Bills. Belichick said that the change was designed to give Stidham some experience, but that Newton remains QB No. 1 in New England.

“Yeah. Absolutely. Just wanted to give Stid a little experience,” Belichick said in his postgame press conference.

Newton was 9-of-15 for 98 yards and three interceptions and he didn’t have a good game against the Broncos in Week 6 either. He’ll have to find a way to get better in the near future if the Patriots are going to continue down the same path offensively.

47 responses to “Bill Belichick says Cam Newton’s still the starter

  1. Too bad Cam was not available for the Chiefs game amirite Pats fans?!? Instead of only losing by 16 it would have been 30!

  2. Bill is going to find a way to get Lawrence or Fields in the draft next year. He is gonna get his QB of the future

  3. Well this will break T6’s heart. He’ll still find some way to blame McDaniels or Kraft or Brady for Bill’s decisions.

  4. This season should have been a rebuild but Belicheck’s ego won’t let it happen. This team is going nowhere in the near future – turns out players want to go to where Brady is not New England.

  5. Does anybody still thin Belichick is a good coach……he has a career losing record w/o Tom Brady— would not be shocked if he retires the end of this year.

  6. Richard Nguyen says:
    October 25, 2020 at 7:49 pm
    Well this will break T6’s heart. He’ll still find some way to blame McDaniels or Kraft or Brady for Bill’s decisions.

    2 2 Rate This

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    Makes no sense. I said I didn’t like the decision. Same reason why I think Lamar Jackson will fail in the end. I am with Boomer Esiason and not with McDaniels or any fantasy dork who gets easily attracted to Heisman trophy winners who are athletic, but can’t grow at the nfl level.

    It is BB’s decision but it really stems from little Joshy who would suck anywhere else.

  7. radrntn says:
    October 25, 2020 at 7:52 pm

    Does anybody still thin Belichick is a good coach …
    ___________________
    Just a hunch, i think he’s got a good shot at the HOF.

  8. Tell me if we have seen this story before: running QB with relatively poor accuracy attempts to be a pocket passer. And fails.
    The only way Cam can be successful, which he flashed earlier in the season, is if he runs. If he’s not an actual, consistent running threat the Patriots do not have enough receiver talent to get open enough for him to throw to.
    Going to be a failed experiment unless they are willing to risk him getting hurt.

  9. Raggard says:
    October 25, 2020 at 8:11 pm
    What happened to all the Pat fans that insisted BB would be fine without Brady?? Crickets!!

    What happened to the Brady crybabies who did it was BB system

    Matt cassel Matt cassel Matt cassel.

    See it goes Both ways

    It doesn’t matter how great the coach is. You still need the players

  10. He has to sell Cam as the starting QB. At least, until the trade deadline…..that way he can get some value from a team like Dallas who might need a QB. Patriots are one loss from looking to compete for top draft pick.

  11. The 49ers had a good gameplan and the Patriots had no answer. The patriots defense got a couple picks but didn’t have a good game. But it still could have been a game if Cam didn’t throw three picks and the offense could do anything. There’s no excuse for their offense being so poor especially with the oline being mostly healthy again. Teams are stopping their run game and the Patriots have literally no pass game with Cam, with the seahawks game proving an abberation. You can’t win games in this NFL without at least a game manager for a pass game.

  12. touchback6 says:

    October 25, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Richard Nguyen says:
    October 25, 2020 at 7:49 pm
    Well this will break T6’s heart. He’ll still find some way to blame McDaniels or Kraft or Brady for Bill’s decisions.

    2 2 Rate This

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    Makes no sense. I said I didn’t like the decision. Same reason why I think Lamar Jackson will fail in the end. I am with Boomer Esiason and not with McDaniels or any fantasy dork who gets easily attracted to Heisman trophy winners who are athletic, but can’t grow at the nfl level.

    It is BB’s decision but it really stems from little Joshy who would suck anywhere else.

    ——
    I get your on your knees and your mouth is full so maybe you can hear and remember that YOU said Brady was holding back new england offense for years and how a mobile qb will open up the offense. Funny how
    you always change the goal line just like when you said there would be no football all offseason then it became not a full complete season once camps started. So do like youve done many of times and create another screen name troll.

  13. We are now seeing that it’s Brady who made the ugly receiving corps pretty. He had carried hat team with meager receivers to SB wins. He made do with a lot less compared with other winning teams. Hopefully Cam and the Pats will improve. The Bills have a tough schedules coming up. Who knows? Maybe the AFC East will be wide open again and the Pats can sneak in to the top. Those Steelers though. They look legit this year. And Brady seems to find another pet squirrel in Miller. They seems to develop good chemistry in such a short time.

  14. Raggard says:
    October 25, 2020 at 8:11 pm
    What happened to all the Pat fans that insisted BB would be fine without Brady?? Crickets!!
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    Well, this has been a really strange year for football coaches that are use to & programed to do things a certain way, however all teams are dealing with the same situation….
    The lack of pre season, player opt outs & covid delays has definitely hurt the team…. losing Brady is not that drastic as he checked out last year anyways…. Just wish Stidham would get the green light & get 1st team reps, but I understand Bill wanting to roll with the more experienced & established QB at this time…. don’t agree but I have to trust in Bills judgement on the matter….
    VS the Bill will basically be the 1st of many games that will determine this seasons outcome… Pats can lose maybe 2 more games this year & NONE in the division…..
    Go Pats, I STILL HAVE FAITH!!!

  15. Both NE QB’s looked awful. Before Cam came along Pat’s fans made “Stiddy” out to be the next goat. Really? And Cam was not exactly a breath of fresh air. Add them both together and you have something less than zero. At least get Stidman a helmet that makes him look like a QB.

  16. touchback6 says:
    October 25, 2020 at 7:58 pm
    Richard Nguyen says:
    October 25, 2020 at 7:49 pm
    Well this will break T6’s heart. He’ll still find some way to blame McDaniels or Kraft or Brady for Bill’s decisions.

    2 2 Rate This

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    Makes no sense. I said I didn’t like the decision. Same reason why I think Lamar Jackson will fail in the end. I am with Boomer Esiason and not with McDaniels or any fantasy dork who gets easily attracted to Heisman trophy winners who are athletic, but can’t grow at the nfl level.

    It is BB’s decision but it really stems from little Joshy who would suck anywhere else.

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    It does makes sense. BB knows Stidham stinks. Has tossed 4 interceptions in his first 20 pass attempts.

  17. Cam was brought to New England to be a buffer for Stidham, so that New England could keep him on the bench, and continue to develop him without having to toss him to the wolves in a year that was going to be challenging enough with Covid 19. If Cam did good things then great the Patriots got a bonus, but if Cam was what they thought he was, and it looks like he is, then they struggle along thru a rebuild year while continuing to develop Stidham without tossing him to the wolves, and at the same time they’ll actually gain a better draft slot which will help them down the road…Win Win in a losing season

  18. redskinisjustaword says:
    October 25, 2020 at 8:49 pm
    Cam was brought to New England to be a buffer for Stidham, so that New England could keep him on the bench, and continue to develop him without having to toss him to the wolves in a year that was going to be challenging enough with Covid 19. If Cam did good things then great the Patriots got a bonus, but if Cam was what they thought he was, and it looks like he is, then they struggle along thru a rebuild year while continuing to develop Stidham without tossing him to the wolves, and at the same time they’ll actually gain a better draft slot which will help them down the road…Win Win in a losing season

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    The league has evolved. Young quarterbacks don’t have to wait anymore to start in this offensive era. Herbert and Burrow say hi.

  19. Every time Stidham’s been put in the game the Pats have been in a deep hole or one of the Pats receivers stonehands the ball & eithe drops it or tips it into the opposition’s hands…. point is, I will not judge Stidham until he gets first team reps for at least half a season & not on being thrown to the wolves like he has been…. If Bill still wants Cam to start then so be it…. Jarrett just needs to keep on learning behind the scenes & HOPEFULLY next season this freakin Covid thing will be a thing of the past & we can ALL put 2020 behind us…. well, at least those of us who didn’t lose someone we loved that is…..

  20. nhpats2011 says:
    October 25, 2020 at 8:47 pm
    touchback6 says:
    October 25, 2020 at 7:58 pm
    Richard Nguyen says:
    October 25, 2020 at 7:49 pm
    Well this will break T6’s heart. He’ll still find some way to blame McDaniels or Kraft or Brady for Bill’s decisions.

    2 2 Rate This

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    Makes no sense. I said I didn’t like the decision. Same reason why I think Lamar Jackson will fail in the end. I am with Boomer Esiason and not with McDaniels or any fantasy dork who gets easily attracted to Heisman trophy winners who are athletic, but can’t grow at the nfl level.

    It is BB’s decision but it really stems from little Joshy who would suck anywhere else.

    ——-

    It does makes sense. BB knows Stidham stinks. Has tossed 4 interceptions in his first 20 pass attempts.

    8 3 Rate This

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    He’s never started a game. I don’t care how many late qtr reps he gets or how many Edelman doesn’t want to catch. They’re off the bench reps for a guy who has never played.

    Cassel 2008. That happened. You didn’t want it to happen, but it did little teenie bopper.

    Horrible argument. Until he actually plays and gets 1st team reps, those stats are irreelvant on what his celing is.

    I don’t know how you go from having the best preseason ever in franchise history to shredding the 1s in practice to Covid19, the latter a way to somehow come to that conclusion, removing everything else that was reported.

    Brady at least had an offseason and reps in 2001 but only did 18 tds and 12 ints. Good, but nothing great in 2001.

    It’s apples to oranges.

    You Brady Fanboys need to get over it. It’s a team sport. Your lust for Brady is disturbing. He was as bad last year in the system as he was any time in his career.

  21. I loathe Cam Cheating. Any time he loses and causes his team to lose always makes me smile. And to see the Beantown cheaters with a losing record is icing on the cake.

  22. Hate to start rumors, but New England is going to need a QB after this year. That team is built for a pocket passer. Time to call the Vikings and talk trade for Cousins. Pull the trigger, Bill.

  23. It is amazing how people are overreacting to the start of this season.

    The Patriots lost to the Chiefs, Seahawks, 49ers and Broncos. Had they had Tom Brady and Kyle Van Noy, and all the players who opted out before the season they still would have lost to the first three teams.

    The Broncos lost was pitiful, but things like that happen.

    The Patriots can still make the playoffs, as unlikely as it seems. But even if they don’t, this is not an indictment on Belichick, McDaniels or anyone else. Teams need to go through tough years to grow.

    A rebuild does not make any sense, nor would tanking. If New England finishes 8-8 and acquires a starter (Matt Ryan, Jimmy G who knows) next year they’ll be back in business.

    The Patriots are a team that requires coaching more than ever. COVID hit them much more than any other team in the league.

  24. I hear they have a pretty good quarterback in Tampa … maybe Bill should see if he can get him at the trade deadline.

    For all you dopes that thought it was all Bill, how’s that working out this year?

  25. touchback6 says:
    October 25, 2020 at 9:18 pm
    nhpats2011 says:
    October 25, 2020 at 8:47 pm
    touchback6 says:
    October 25, 2020 at 7:58 pm
    Richard Nguyen says:
    October 25, 2020 at 7:49 pm
    Well this will break T6’s heart. He’ll still find some way to blame McDaniels or Kraft or Brady for Bill’s decisions.

    2 2 Rate This

    —————

    Makes no sense. I said I didn’t like the decision. Same reason why I think Lamar Jackson will fail in the end. I am with Boomer Esiason and not with McDaniels or any fantasy dork who gets easily attracted to Heisman trophy winners who are athletic, but can’t grow at the nfl level.

    It is BB’s decision but it really stems from little Joshy who would suck anywhere else.

    ——-

    It does makes sense. BB knows Stidham stinks. Has tossed 4 interceptions in his first 20 pass attempts.

    8 3 Rate This

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    He’s never started a game. I don’t care how many late qtr reps he gets or how many Edelman doesn’t want to catch. They’re off the bench reps for a guy who has never played.

    Cassel 2008. That happened. You didn’t want it to happen, but it did little teenie bopper.

    Horrible argument. Until he actually plays and gets 1st team reps, those stats are irreelvant on what his celing is.

    I don’t know how you go from having the best preseason ever in franchise history to shredding the 1s in practice to Covid19, the latter a way to somehow come to that conclusion, removing everything else that was reported.

    Brady at least had an offseason and reps in 2001 but only did 18 tds and 12 ints. Good, but nothing great in 2001.

    It’s apples to oranges.

    You Brady Fanboys need to get over it. It’s a team sport. Your lust for Brady is disturbing. He was as bad last year in the system as he was any time in his career.

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    BB went out and got Cam because he knows what he has with Stidham and he isn’t impressed. As for being a “Brady fan boy”, real Pats fans appreciate what he did for the franchise and for the NFL. You for some reason have some kind of Anti-Brady syndrome and and blame his wife Gisele. Get some help man

  26. Plan is to go to Stidham in maybe ‘1 more week’.

    Comment above me about Luck is interesting. Colts will trade him but more likely to Dallas than NE. Does Luck want a Carson Palmer trade?

  27. nhpats2011 says:
    October 25, 2020 at 9:40 pm
    touchback6 says:
    October 25, 2020 at 9:18 pm
    nhpats2011 says:
    October 25, 2020 at 8:47 pm
    touchback6 says:
    October 25, 2020 at 7:58 pm
    Richard Nguyen says:
    October 25, 2020 at 7:49 pm
    Well this will break T6’s heart. He’ll still find some way to blame McDaniels or Kraft or Brady for Bill’s decisions.

    2 2 Rate This

    —————

    Makes no sense. I said I didn’t like the decision. Same reason why I think Lamar Jackson will fail in the end. I am with Boomer Esiason and not with McDaniels or any fantasy dork who gets easily attracted to Heisman trophy winners who are athletic, but can’t grow at the nfl level.

    It is BB’s decision but it really stems from little Joshy who would suck anywhere else.

    ——-

    It does makes sense. BB knows Stidham stinks. Has tossed 4 interceptions in his first 20 pass attempts.

    8 3 Rate This

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    He’s never started a game. I don’t care how many late qtr reps he gets or how many Edelman doesn’t want to catch. They’re off the bench reps for a guy who has never played.

    Cassel 2008. That happened. You didn’t want it to happen, but it did little teenie bopper.

    Horrible argument. Until he actually plays and gets 1st team reps, those stats are irreelvant on what his celing is.

    I don’t know how you go from having the best preseason ever in franchise history to shredding the 1s in practice to Covid19, the latter a way to somehow come to that conclusion, removing everything else that was reported.

    Brady at least had an offseason and reps in 2001 but only did 18 tds and 12 ints. Good, but nothing great in 2001.

    It’s apples to oranges.

    You Brady Fanboys need to get over it. It’s a team sport. Your lust for Brady is disturbing. He was as bad last year in the system as he was any time in his career.

    ———

    BB went out and got Cam because he knows what he has with Stidham and he isn’t impressed. As for being a “Brady fan boy”, real Pats fans appreciate what he did for the franchise and for the NFL. You for some reason have some kind of Anti-Brady syndrome and and blame his wife Gisele. Get some help man

    12 3 Rate This

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    Then why didn’t he get Newton far earlier?

    He signed him very late. Try again.

    Brady was amazing and the greatest of all time but his antics at the end are well documented. Good luck tossing the Brady posters off the wall someday.

  28. The comment that Stidham sucks…do you understand game prep? Stidham hasn’t had 1st team reps or been part of the game plan. He’s been thrown out there. A full week of prep preparing for the opponent makes a huge difference.

  29. The comment that Stidham sucks…do you understand game prep? Stidham hasn’t had 1st team reps or been part of the game plan. He’s been thrown out there. A full week of prep preparing for the opponent makes a huge difference. Yeah just ask Herbert, he had 10 whole minutes to prepare and then threw for 300+ yards 3 weeks ago

  30. All the haters are out in full force take a victory lap you deserve it as usual you all enjoy a Pat’s loss more then your own teams outcome. Jealous and envy are incurable diseases. Ignore the noise and keep grinding their is alot of ball left to be played.

  31. Cam just fumbled the ball when OT was in reach in game against bills. Lost them the game. Still want to stick with Cam?

    Com’on man! Cut your losses. #canCam

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