Wow, what an article. What were the coaches doing? Whose job is it to manager the game? Cam's situational football was absent there and he should be criticize for it, but I think this is more of an indictment on Rivera than Cam. We also don't know the decision making hegemony of the team and what Cam's role was for in game management.Because while "celebrating" he was killing valuable clock time at a key point in the game.
Because while showboating he was putting himself into vulnerable positions and getting concussions.
Curious -- I haven't been able to see a Patriots game on TV yet but has Cam stopped doing his his customary first-down celebration?
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I feel BB is going above and beyond to say these things about Newton. I am not sure which of the following could be the reason.
1. BB had low expectation for Newton's leadership ability or gelling with the team.
2. BB is trying to build Newton's buy in to the organization and recognizes that Cam is motivated with praises and is different from those who are driven by doubt. Brady is more motivated by doubt than praise. It is not debatable. Newton was the number pick and needs to hear these to keep working harder.
3. It may be that Cam behavior since joining is above and beyond what BB has seen in any of his players since he started coaching. I doubt this but cant rule it out completely.
4. Oiling him up for him to take home town discount when it is time to negotiate.