So Cam Newton wants to be "an entertainer" and "icon." Swell. Maybe he should just worry about being a quarterback.
I swear, someone should give Newton advice he's not getting these days. To say what he said on the eve of the NFL combine is, well, frankly, stupid. He must convince clubs that he can be the quarterback in the pros that he was at Auburn, that he can win as he did in Auburn and that he is not the next JaMarcus Russell or Vince Young waiting to happen.
He's going to need all weekend.
Look, I want a quarterback who wants to win. Period. I don't need someone who wants to be an icon. Tom Brady didn't enter the league looking to be an entertainer or an icon. He wanted to be a starting quarterback. Period. Same goes for Peyton Manning. I don't remember Aaron Rodgers saying anything about anything other than he wanted to go where he would play.
You want to entertain? Go into show business or get your own reality TV show. You want to win? Play football and make your team respectable.
That's all I want out of my next quarterback. When I hear something like this out of a high draft pick it makes me wonder if the guy knows what it takes to play at the next level or if he has the makeup to become the leader of his next football team. Basically, it makes me wonder just how mature he is.
I guess we just found out. Score one red flag for Cam.
Memo to Newton: Get another line
Posted on: February 22, 2011 10:41 pm