The New England Patriots are looking forward to the 2020 season with a new and improved roster. Last season was a bit of a let down considering who they had at the helm. However, with legendary quarterback Tom Brady leaving for Tampa Bay, someone else will have to take his place.
Most people think that Cam Newton, who the Patriots signed earlier this year, will be the one to take over the starting position. But a former teammate of his said that there might be a problem with this should it happened. Kyle Love talked to CBS about this.
Love said that this is a huge environmental change for Newton, who has already been plagued by injuries.
“This is just my opinion, but I don’t feel like Cam can take the pressure of coaches talking down about his play,” Love told them. “If he had a bad game in Carolina, the coaching staff wouldn’t say much to him because they may have felt he could be a little frail about it or maybe pout. They never really corrected to the point Bill used to correct Tom.”
He also mentioned head coach Bill Belichick, who is hard on his quarterbacks and expects the best.
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“Bill’s going to be Bill, and he’s going to let Cam know how he feels no matter what,” Love said. “Everybody is treated equal, and I actually love that about Bill because that let the whole team know you’re going to be held accountable.”
We all know how hard Belichick is on his quarterbacks. Tom Brady was asked about how it felt to be yelled at in front of the team previously.
“I understand, that comes with him,” Brady said back in 2017. “All the times he does that to me, they’re very much deserved. He’s trying to get me to reach a high level as a player. I don’t take it personal. You always want to prove your coach wrong when he criticizes you, so I think that’s a good motivator to go back out on the field and try and get to a higher level.”
Love went on to say that if he can get used to the challenge, it could work. But that might not happen.
“New England is not for everybody,” Love said. “Every player does not fit will there physically or mentally.”