So how do you follow up a year like that? For Cam, it’s all about staying hungry and continuing to convert his critics(himself included).
“I don’t think I knocked all the critics out, and I’m including myself as one of those critics,” Newton said, six months removed from a season in which he shattered multiple rookie records. “But was it easy? No, we are in the National Football League; nothing in this league is easy.
“We’re talking about a season that was just 6-10,” he went on. “Now that I go back and look at the film, there was things that I was disgusted about, and I feel like could have done a lot better. As we go forth on this whole preparation of the offseason, hopefully I can mend those things and get back on track.”
The idea of Cam Newton improving on his performance from last year is quite tantalizing, especially considering he was doing it all after a lockout and a severely shortened OTA and training camp period.
The ESPN radio interviewer closed things by asking: “Should I draft you No. 1 for my fantasy team?”
“Hey man, Ace Boogie, man,” he responded. “He ain’t going to let you down, I should tell you that.”