Cam Newton Makes Surprising Postgame Comment About Teammates
New England Patriots veteran quarterback Cam Newton and his teammates are out of the playoff run. They suffered a 22-12 loss to the Miami Dolphins and their playoff hopes are now gone. The 2015 NFL MVP is optimistic and supportive of his teammates. During his postgame interviews throughout the entire season, Newton had words of praise for each and every Patriots player.
Following the loss to Miami, Newton had the toughest postgame interview in entire season. He was coming off a disappointing divisional loss. There were too many questions related to his season with the Patriots and the playoffs they miss.
Newton would never throw anyone under the bus. He would never point his finger at his teammates. He is always positive and accountable. Something changed Sunday. Newton’s comments came like a shock to some reporters.
“We’ve still got guys that are new to this system,” he said. “We’ve still got guys that are young. Still got guys that just don’t get it and we’ve still got guys that are battling their tails off.”
Cam Newton points his finger at some of his teammates
Did he just say that there are still guys that “just don’t get it”? Of course.
Some say Newton should have kept this comment to himself. Maybe it was taken out of context. But, his words sure caused an avalanche of reactions.
Newton’s running game was brilliant throughout the entire season. Maybe he was pointing his finger to the left tackle, wide receivers or young tight ends. Jermaiiine Eluemunor had his struggles in the past couple of games. He missed some blocks that led to sacks and pressures. Eluemunor suffered injuries and didn’t start the game. Rookie Justin Herron took over the position on Sunday.
Rookie tight ends Dalton Keene and Devin Asiasi weren’t healthy and didn’t make an impact on the field.
What about N’Keal Harry? He and Newton got into a thing, and Harry’s trainer is involved, too. The young wideout tried to clear the air with the veteran quarterback.
The 2019 first-round pick didn’t make a mark on the field. He showed some great signs in the two previous games but had just one reception for 12 yards in Sunday’s loss.