Cam Newton takes responsibility for yet another Patriots’ loss

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Cam Newton got the Patriots in position for a game-tying field goal if not a game-winning touchdown. Then, he lost a fumble.

“It’s unacceptable. I have to protect the ball better,” Newton said, via Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal. “It affects me more that I still am jeopardizing this team’s success because of my lackluster performances of protecting the football. Coach trusts me with the ball in my hands. I wouldn’t want it any other way. I just have to do a better job protecting it.”

Earlier this week, Newton said “losing is not acceptable in New England.”

But the quarterback lost his third consecutive game to fall to 2-4 as the Patriots’ starter. He now is 2-12 in his past 14 starts, dating to 2018.

“Man, at the end of the day, you’re just measured about wins and losses. I didn’t get the job done today,” Newton said. “Back to the drawing board.”

Newton has thrown two touchdowns this season and run for six. But he also has thrown seven interceptions and lost two fumbles.

“It’s extremely frustrating, but this league is now concerning what have you done before. It’s about what have you done lately,” Newton, the 2015 NFL MVP, said. “I understand that. It’s a production-based league. Coach preaches each and every day to protect the football and play smart football. I’m converting to it. Outside of this last play, that’s what makes it so frustrating. You’re trying extremely hard, but at the end of the day when you don’t get the results that you want, then what do you do?”

Yet, Patriots coach Bill Belichick gave Newton a vote of confidence after the loss to the Bills.

64 responses to “Cam Newton takes responsibility for yet another Patriots’ loss

  1. Uhh “yet” another loss? Get used to it. Amazing run no doubt. Obviously tainted with LOTS of cheating and dubious referring calls (tuck rule) but confounded by “another loss”? Yeah get used to it and couldn’t happen to a better fan base.

  2. Starting to think Cam Newton should maybe go try and become a fortune 500 CEO. They are good at making themselves look accountable when they couldn’t care less.

  3. This isn’t a good look for Bill’s legacy. Makes it look like he can’t even get to .500 w out Brady.

  4. Patriots drafts have not been good last few years..Belichick is egomaniac..and NFL not telling refs to cheat to “protect Tawmy” anymore so…yeah they suck.

    BUT…Jets still Harrible…Miami cant be trusted and Buffalo look like 1st round playoff chokers…so Patriots still have a chance…but Cam 🙂
    haha
    If he was any good hed be in Washington

  5. Patriot clowns crowing about scam after week 1 was hilarious. All hiding like cowards now. We need to start a petition to all invade every patriots article and bombard them like they have done to all of us over the years. Karma strikes again for these cheaters.

  6. Cam will be alright. Credit to him for at least trying to pick his expletive up after he fumbled it today. That’s a step up from his past. I look forward to the Bills facing him again at Gillette. Even depleted, the Patriots are a tough, tough team

  7. So, the Pats only won because of cheating? Yeah, right. They only won because of Tom Brady. That’s the bottom line. That same Tuck Rule caused them to finish 11-5 instead of 12-4 back in 2001. It was called against them while playing the Jets. Give me a break.

  8. Trade deadline is Tuesday? If I were the Browns I’d swap Baker for Cam in a heartbeat.If the Browns really have the proper FO and HC, they should have seen enough of Mayfield to know he’s not the future QB especially with a big contract or option due next year.

    With Cam, the Browns might be able to do a incentive heavy deal for next year.

  9. Patriots need to get use to losing. Brady was the only reason they won in New England.

  10. It’s time for the Patriots to go back to wearing red uniforms and the helmet with the Patriot in a 3 point stance….those were the duds they wore in the losing years. Hope they didn’t trash them.

  11. I was against the Cam signing but in all honesty he has been excellent in the off the field stuff. However, production matters. Let’s see what we have with Stidham and hopefully not more pick 6s.

  12. Uhh “yet” another loss? Get used to it. Amazing run no doubt. Obviously tainted with LOTS of cheating and dubious referring calls (tuck rule) but confounded by “another loss”? Yeah get used to it and couldn’t happen to a better fan base.

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    Hahahahaha. You know , youll never get that 20 years back of the Pats kicking your teams butt. Seems like it really gets under your skin! What, probably half your life? Maybe more?

  13. bengals4life says:
    November 1, 2020 at 6:51 pm
    Patriots need to get use to losing.

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    Lol! Not every team is the Bengals. There are actually teams that try to win

  14. Lee VanCleef says:
    November 1, 2020 at 6:39 pm
    Patriots drafts have not been good last few years..Belichick is egomaniac..and NFL not telling refs to cheat to “protect Tawmy” anymore so…yeah they suck.

    BUT…Jets still Harrible…Miami cant be trusted and Buffalo look like 1st round playoff chokers…so Patriots still have a chance…but Cam 🙂
    haha
    If he was any good hed be in Washington

    7 20

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    This is false. Numerous young played have helped win a sb or sbs in recent years.

    Regurgitating lies is just that. It’s rhetoric that comes from dumb and immature Brady Fanboys that care about stats and Madden video game rankings.

    This comment was debunked numerous times over. All I see is good, young players who come in and help them win ball games all over the field even in 2018 when Brady played like hot garbage most of the year because he skipped otas and tried to sabotage the team for his contract like a petulant child.

  15. I really think this thing was beginning to fall apart a couple years ago. That’s why Gronk and Brady wanted out. The New England magic was all about Tom Brady. Look at Tampa Bay. Geez, Brady is way past his prime, yet he’s still able to take a mediocre team and instantly turn them into a contender. Cam Newton just came along as the ship was going under. He’s an easy target because he’s never kissed anyone rear end.

  16. cancerman2020 says:
    November 1, 2020 at 6:58 pm
    Uhh “yet” another loss? Get used to it. Amazing run no doubt. Obviously tainted with LOTS of cheating and dubious referring calls (tuck rule) but confounded by “another loss”? Yeah get used to it and couldn’t happen to a better fan base.

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    Hahahahaha. You know , youll never get that 20 years back of the Pats kicking your teams butt. Seems like it really gets under your skin! What, probably half your life? Maybe more?

    1 0 Rate This

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    Sigmund Freud would have a field day with these people. 2 dynasties in the cap era in the face of a cheatintg commissioner hired by Woody Johnson, and owners who saw less money made with a dynasty.

    It’s like the most epic story in sports history and these people’s lives were disrupted for 20 years. lmao

  17. jameshodges says:
    November 1, 2020 at 6:41 pm
    So, the Pats only won because of cheating? Yeah, right. They only won because of Tom Brady. That’s the bottom line. That same Tuck Rule caused them to finish 11-5 instead of 12-4 back in 2001. It was called against them while playing the Jets. Give me a break.

    9 8 Rate Down

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    Who drafted, developed and promoted Brady? Who won sb36 or who told Butler what play was coming.

    If Brady was as great as you claim all the time, why did he do the same thing vs the Giants in the super bowl, which was dribble out 14 points?

    You people like to leave things out and/or lie about what really happened.

    Tom Brady would be selling insurance right now without BB’s teaching and training. Period.

  18. melikefootball says:
    November 1, 2020 at 7:06 pm
    Many are now seeing why Carolina said goodbye

    0 0 Rate This

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    Don’t need to tell me. Run based qbs don’t work. Too many things can go wrong and they usually feature lower iqs like Lamar Jackson for example. Tebow, Vick, etc. An athlete isn’t necessarily a great qb or a really good manager of a game.

  19. He should also take responsibility for those pics with his hair piled on top of his head…looks like an animal stopped and did his business on his head .

  20. touchback6 says:
    November 1, 2020 at 7:10 pm
    jameshodges says:
    November 1, 2020 at 6:41 pm
    So, the Pats only won because of cheating? Yeah, right. They only won because of Tom Brady. That’s the bottom line. That same Tuck Rule caused them to finish 11-5 instead of 12-4 back in 2001. It was called against them while playing the Jets. Give me a break.

    9 8 Rate Down

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    Who drafted, developed and promoted Brady? Who won sb36 or who told Butler what play was coming.

    If Brady was as great as you claim all the time, why did he do the same thing vs the Giants in the super bowl, which was dribble out 14 points?

    You people like to leave things out and/or lie about what really happened.

    Tom Brady would be selling insurance right now without BB’s teaching and training. Period.

    ____________________________________________

    And, Belichick finished 36-44 with the Cleveland Browns, before getting fired. Imagine that? The 2000 Patriots went 5-11, despite Belichick having Willie McGinest, Drew Bledsoe, Tedy Bruschi, Ty Law, Troy Brown, Adam Vinatieri, Kevin Faulk, and other talented players. Belichick would still be a defensive coordinator right now without Brady, and everyone with a brainstem can see it. Belichick rarely ever surrounded Brady with offensive playmakers. That’s why in some playoff games, the defense had to do more work.

    His defense allowed 29 points against the Panthers, 34 points against the Ravens, 38 points versus the Colts, 28 points against the Chargers, 31 points against the Chiefs, 41 points against the Eagles in Super Bowl LII and other times. Remember back in 2018 when his defense allowed 40 points against the Chiefs in that regular season game? Your argument is getting slimmer by the season.

  21. beachsidejames says:
    November 1, 2020 at 6:48 pm
    I can’t remember the Patriots losing 4 straight… ever.

    Go back to the 70s 80s and 90s . Still a fan since Schaeffer stadium

  22. At least it’s totally consistent…

    I can name that tune in 8 notes… 8 notes

    P-A-N-T-H-E-R-S… failure. Grow up bro. You’re a child in mans clothing.

  23. There’s a reason nobody signed him. So much for BB being smarter than everyone else.

  24. Cam Newton is not a good passer plain and simple. Even with a nothing cast of receivers he misses simple out routes by 5 yards and his deep ball has disappeared. Bench him Bill this season is lost.

  25. You guys are lucky Bill was dumb enough to get rid of him..and luckier he didn’t give him weapons the last few years.. Brady gets 7th this year and Bill retired..it was always Tom..

  26. Hey Pats fans…Take a look at Cam in his “gameday fashion”

    Bill the genius belichick signed that…and he did it because hes a desperate arrogant weirdo..
    but don’t worry..”Tawmy” aint winnin the SB this year either

  27. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    November 1, 2020 at 7:36 pm
    Remember when P6 said Harry and Michel were the steal of the drafts.

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    Never uttered a word about either one. Another lie.

    I need to see Harry play and have the ball thrown to him first, but Michel was the 2018 postseason offensive MVP. I absolutely said that and Brady was jealous of that and the D being the SB MVP, not him.

    Once that ego goes, it goes. Yep. Said that, too. Brady will look awfully stupid with a convicted serial rapist being arrested out of his house in December.

    I don’t go by what a player does at the NCAA level. I go by the eye test in the NFL, liar.

  28. charliewaffles2020 says:
    November 1, 2020 at 7:29 pm
    He should also take responsibility for those pics with his hair piled on top of his head…looks like an animal stopped and did his business on his head .
    ????????????????
    Not football talk. I’m guessing you’re hair challenged.

  29. More importantly, was he wearing a flamingo pink suit and some stupid hat while giving that statement?

  30. nflhistorybuff68 says:
    November 1, 2020 at 6:32 pm
    Did Cam try to recover his fumble ?
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    He tried but couldn’t locate the ball due to the tears in his eyes obstructing the view.

  31. jameshodges says:
    November 1, 2020 at 7:36 pm
    touchback6 says:
    November 1, 2020 at 7:10 pm
    jameshodges says:
    November 1, 2020 at 6:41 pm
    So, the Pats only won because of cheating? Yeah, right. They only won because of Tom Brady. That’s the bottom line. That same Tuck Rule caused them to finish 11-5 instead of 12-4 back in 2001. It was called against them while playing the Jets. Give me a break.

    9 8 Rate Down

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    Who drafted, developed and promoted Brady? Who won sb36 or who told Butler what play was coming.

    If Brady was as great as you claim all the time, why did he do the same thing vs the Giants in the super bowl, which was dribble out 14 points?

    You people like to leave things out and/or lie about what really happened.

    Tom Brady would be selling insurance right now without BB’s teaching and training. Period.

    ____________________________________________

    And, Belichick finished 36-44 with the Cleveland Browns, before getting fired. Imagine that? The 2000 Patriots went 5-11, despite Belichick having Willie McGinest, Drew Bledsoe, Tedy Bruschi, Ty Law, Troy Brown, Adam Vinatieri, Kevin Faulk, and other talented players. Belichick would still be a defensive coordinator right now without Brady, and everyone with a brainstem can see it. Belichick rarely ever surrounded Brady with offensive playmakers. That’s why in some playoff games, the defense had to do more work.

    His defense allowed 29 points against the Panthers, 34 points against the Ravens, 38 points versus the Colts, 28 points against the Chargers, 31 points against the Chiefs, 41 points against the Eagles in Super Bowl LII and other times. Remember back in 2018 when his defense allowed 40 points against the Chiefs in that regular season game? Your argument is getting slimmer by the season.

    11 7 Rate This

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    Bill Belichick invented how to beat the cap and how to build dynasties. He’s done it twice, the second in the face of a cheating commissioner. He has gameplans in Canton, OH. It will 3 hours resume when he goes into the HOF.

    I could care less about high scored in a league that changed rules
    for money. Care less about it. Means nothing. You’re a fool to not
    known the facts or history.

    It’s hilarious to me how Dungy is in the HOF because he cupcaked to Indy and barely won 1 sb with Peyton Manning, the #1 overall pick, with his arms folded on the sideline never fielding a defense for 10 years.

    Same deal with Brees, Rodgers, etc. Brady had the best support to succeed than any qb in cap era history.

    From 2007-2012, BB gave Brady HoF weapons for years, building offense first, to appease the Golden Boy. What did he do? Choked it down in 2 sbs with a massive ego and Giselle in tow. It’s why he drafted JimmyG and worked with him daily.

    Get it?

    Brady owes his entire life to BB no different than Malcolm Bulter or numerous other undrafted or fringe prospects who took his coaching and grew.

    Brady was a 6th rd pick. Revising history will not work. Regardless of which qb prospect he grooms next, that qb will also benefit from the tutelage of the greatest football mind ever where the league hired a commissioner to try to slow him down. That’s how great Belichick is. Brady was not a star at Michigan and didn’t teach BB the sport. It’s hilarious you idiots think that is the case.

    lmao

  32. Just an observation, but – it seems like Cam was playing better when he was his old self with his bravado and his defensive, ‘leave me alone’ attitude towards reporters post game. I have been impressed with his change in attitude, where he has become more forthright, embracing questions and being more honest about his role on the team. But, his play has gone downhill.

    As much as I have disliked his ‘too cool for school’ attitude, maybe that’s how he’s built and that’s what works for him. Maybe the Patriot way just doesn’t fit him.

  33. Touchback, and you’re going to look really bad when Brady wins a seventh ring with the Bucs. When it’s all said and done, we’ll all look back at this and the vast majority will accept the fact that Tom Terrific was always a winner. He even showed it against the Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2000 Orange Bowl. Belichick will never again win another super bowl as a head coach. Book it.

  34. Not a fan of some of the Pats calls today. They put 7 DB’s on the field at one time while the Bills were running the Bill down their throats.

    That onside kick wasn’t going to catch anyone off guard they way it was done. They should have attacked Levi Wallace more considering how he was playing Meyers but it didn’t happen. They didn’t attack the zone in the passing game at all. Rex Burkhead should have been more involved …

    The Bills did one thing today that they haven’t done against New England in the last ten years: The beat them in the trenches on both sides of the ball (barely) and that is how they won the game

    Big hustle play by the DT Zimmer to pop that ball out, total hustle play.

  35. Ok just keep going back on what you said. It’s cool. You only have a few more weeks on here anyway.

  36. Eight touchdowns and nine turnovers? Looks very Jameis Winston-ish.

    Pats in the L.A.B. (Life After Brady)

  37. Hey, Calvin Hobbs, you want proof that Aaron Rodgers is not the goat? He lost to Kirk Cousins today. QED

  38. I feel sorry for CAM. Patriots are thin all around with all the players who sat out because of COVID; the ones they lost to free agency; the ones who are hurt; and the wide receivers they’ve been lacking for a while. Brady would have covered some of those losses, as he’d done for years.

    The Patriot playbook is complex & the lack of preseason games hasn’t helped CAM. And maybe McDaniels without Brady isn’t a genius after all.

    Cam’s Patriot-way post-game humble pie isn’t doing anything for his confidence. He seems beaten down.

  39. I love how all the Brady haters for the past 20 years now admit he was great. Amazing.
    Bad year for the pats, restock, reload and move on.

  40. That on side kick attempt was not smart football.

    Buffalo is 6-2, and are 4-0 in the AFC east. I don’t care that Cam wasn’t situationally aware at the end of the most important game of his floundering career…A win is a win.

  41. Bill Belichick invented how to beat the cap and how to build dynasties.

    Uh, no he didn’t. In fact, noone has. They are all doing the same thing. Hope that your QB develops early and draft enough defensive talent during that time that plays well as a team early BEFORE you have to reward key players from those teams for their success ( that may or may not result in an NFL Championship). And that usually starts with the QB’s 2nd deal.

    What you predictably leave out is the fact your foil player took a below market deal REPEATEDLY, FOR OVER A DECADE, to give the team salary cap flexibility for the duration of this coach’s tenure. This isn’t “fake news”. This is a verifiable fact. Did this coach let other players leave when their contracts expired because he thought they weren’t worth the price they would command on the open market? Absolutely. Have other teams done the same thing? Absolutely. Have those players had the same or BETTER success they had while a player for the Patriots? Name them.

    He’s done it twice, the second in the face of a cheating commissioner.

    Done what twice? Has he won a SINGLE PLAYOFF GAME AS A HEAD COACH without Tom Brady has his starting QB in his entire coaching career? Keyword: ENTIRE. The answer to that question is: Yes. 1994. His final year as head coach of the Cleveland Browns. The opponent? New England Patriots. Goodell wasn’t named NFL commissioner until 2006. So that blows your “crooked commissioner” rant out of the sky.

    That’s 1 playoff win without Tom Brady as his starting QB vs. FORTY TWO playoff wins WITH Tom Brady as his starting QB. Gloss over that some more. It never gets old.

    He has gameplans in Canton, OH. It will 3 hours resume when he goes into the HOF.

    I could care less about high scored in a league that changed rules
    for money.

    And if you’re this deity of a head football coach, you’re supposed to adapt with the changes and overcome. Which he has. But, to throw shade one of the greatest players that have ever played the game at any position and discount their role in the head coach’s success is absolutely hilarious lunacy. (Then again, consider the source of this claim.)

    Care less about it. Means nothing. You’re a fool to not
    known the facts or history.

    Of course, it doesn’t. It doesn’t fall in line with this insane narrative you’re holding on to. It is only the facts or history that DOES drive this narrative that you’re interested in repeating. Odd.

    It’s hilarious to me how Dungy is in the HOF because he cupcaked to Indy and barely won 1 sb with Peyton Manning, the #1 overall pick, with his arms folded on the sideline never fielding a defense for 10 years.

    Same deal with Brees, Rodgers, etc. Brady had the best support to succeed than any qb in cap era history.

    –You might want to do some research and see Brady’s salary in comparison those other QBs during the same time frame. Might shine some new light on this “cap era history” diatribe you’re babbling about. Do you know how many times Tom Brady renegotiated his contract to give the team salary cap flexibility in the 19 years as a member of the New England Patriots?

    Five, not including his rookie deal. Go research what his cap figure and annual salary those years with the Patriots and how the Patriots were in a position to get those “HoF” players you continue to rail on about at any given time. Then cross reference that figure with the top QB salaries in almost any given year TB12 was a starter. You might be enlightened.

    From 2007-2012, BB gave Brady HoF weapons for years, building offense first, to appease the Golden Boy. What did he do? Choked it down in 2 sbs with a massive ego and Giselle in tow.

    –Really? I saw a coached defense that “choked it down” in the 4th quarter, blowing a double digit 2nd half lead in one and deliberately allowing the opposing offense to score the GAME WINNING TOUCHDOWN in the other. Shrewd coaching there.

    I did see the other guy WIN two Super Bowls on the final possession of the game in either one before you “saw” him “choke it down”. You might want to get your vision checked.

    Btw, any of those “HoF” weapons win anything…anywhere after leaving New England?

    Just checking.

    It’s why he drafted JimmyG and worked with him daily.

    –And “Jimmy G” and his performance in his last Super bowl is a testament to that or only when it works for your narrative? Asking for a friend.

    Get it?

    Brady owes his entire life to BB no different than Malcolm Bulter or numerous other undrafted or fringe prospects who took his coaching and grew.

    –That’s easy to say when one guy is going to the playoffs this season with a chance to win another championship without the other.

    I’ll let you guess who isn’t.

    Brady was a 6th rd pick. Revising history will not work. Regardless of which qb prospect he grooms next, that qb will also benefit from the tutelage of the greatest football mind ever where the league hired a commissioner to try to slow him down. That’s how great Belichick is. Brady was not a star at Michigan and didn’t teach BB the sport. It’s hilarious you idiots think that is the case.

    So what? Montana was a 3rd round pick. Brees, a 2nd. Same with Favre. Is Brady an anomaly? Without question. But, as you want to knob slob on this guy coaching TB12 and “Jimmy G” , you should also hold him accountable for the Jared Stidhams ( I mean……HE WORKED WITH HIM EVERY DAY, RIGHT?) and the Danny Etlings (7th round, now that’s value!) of the NFL…because if he was such a great coach, he wouldn’t have to resort to bringing in the starter for you now ( and his 10 turnovers) and a 2-5 record to show for it, would he?

    The coaches need the players more than the players need the coaches. It’s just a fact that clearly someone can’t grasp.

    lmao

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