Cam Newton decided to talk with the press in a new interview. This time, he answered everyone’s questions, and he verbally “dabs” on the reporters with professionalism.
During Cam Newton’s interview, he mentioned that when you invest so much time in something, emotions can tend to overtake the situation. Likewise, Cam Newton noted that it’s not about being similar to another person, as many critics attempted to correct him after the Super Bowl reaction. From spectators to athletes, Newton received a lot of criticism for his walk-out on Sunday.
Several people were comparing Cam to other NFL players and elaborating on how other athletes would’ve reacted under the same situation. However, ironically, Inquisitr previously reported on the same topic. While Peyton Manning was still the quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, he took a loss during a Super Bowl game. Like Cam Newton, Manning had a human reaction due to being upset.
Instead, Cam mentioned as follows.
“I’ve said since Day One, I am who I am. I know what I’m capable of…I know where I’m going. I don’t have to conform to anybody else’s wants. I’m not that guy…and I’m happy to say that. This league is a great league with or without me. I understand that. And I am my own person. I take pride in that.”
If you’d like to see the interview for yourself, you can watch it in the Facebook post below.
Cam Newton also stated that, after Super Bowl 50, he just didn’t want to talk to the press. Newton’s demeanor was an adequate reaction for the events that happened. “At the end of the day,” Cam mentioned that he had to go back to look at things that transpired on that day.
However, after reflecting and paying attention to the comments from critics and some athletes, Newton wondered, “Who are you to say that your way so right?” Surely, Cam wasn’t saying that other people can’t be correct. Yet, he was saying that people have no right to act as if they’ve never reacted similarly with people to which they didn’t want to talk.
“See, that’s what I don’t understand. We’ve got all these people that’s condemning and saying, ‘Ah man, I wouldn’t have done that,’ this and the third…I’m not here to win a popularity contest. I’m here to win football games.”
Cam Newton reflected on their near-perfect season. According to Newton’s testimony, the Carolina Panthers rose faster than people expected. For the most part, those who haven’t been Panthers or Cam Newton fans, these people knew nothing about his personality. However, since the spotlight was on Cam this year, spectators thought he was going to change his personality.
Likewise, former Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams gave his take on Cam’s character. Essentially, Williams stated that Newton has always been himself. You can watch his interview in the tweet below.
Moreover, after being questioned about it, Cam Newton elaborated on his fumble that happened during Super Bowl 50. Cam stated that “since you want to go tit for tat,” there have been other Super Bowl quarterbacks who have made similar mistakes during the game. And they didn’t jump on the ball when the fumbles happened. However, nothing was said to the extent or critique that Newton has undergone since Sunday.
As Cam Newton mentioned, as the interview continued, no matter what he would’ve done, these same critics would’ve still voiced their opinions against him and his actions. Perhaps it could best be summed in the following tweet.
These critics are even criticizing his quote, “Show me a good loser, and I’ll show you a loser.” But here’s what they don’t realize. Cam Newton actually quoted Vince Lombardi with those words, according to the Big Lead. Yet, in this, Cam also said that he doesn’t take losses well — especially when there’s so much on the line and so much invested. Nevertheless, Cam said that they will return. So, if that’s the case, Newton might show his naysayers a different “Superman” next year.
All in all, what do you think about Newton’s interview? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
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