dangolka (CBS) — Cam Newton continues to shoulder all of the blame for New England’s offensive woes. He continues to say that he’ll be higher within the close to future.
However sooner or later, we’d all wish to see some improved outcomes slightly than simply hear about them. You may put Newton in that very same boat.
Newton was as soon as once more abysmal on Sunday, throwing three interceptions and no touchdowns in a 33-6 drubbing by the San Francisco 49ers at Gillette Stadium. It was so unhealthy that Newton was benched within the third quarter, a transfer that he utterly agreed with when Invoice Belichick came to visit and informed him it might be Jarrett Stidham the remainder of the way in which.
Newton didn’t blame Belichick for benching him. The quarterback stated that he’s a realist and main an offense to simply six factors in unacceptable.
As he has after his different poor performances this season, Newton pledged to be higher. He stated that he feels he’s been urgent an excessive amount of in latest weeks, however he isn’t taking part in scared.
“Nervous? No. Scared? Completely not. Considering – now that’s one thing I may finger-point. However but, there isn’t a must really feel any kind of method besides accepting all challenges. I’ve to get higher and I’m adamant about that,” he informed WEEI’s The Greg Hill Present on Monday morning.
Newton may be very clearly overthinking every little thing at any time when he drops again. He pointed to his lack of response time resulting in his insecurity over the previous two weeks. He stated that his receivers are getting open, he simply isn’t discovering them quick sufficient.
And when he does, he isn’t placing the ball in a great spot to be caught — no less than not by his teammates.
“It’s form of that concept when you consider one thing an excessive amount of, that’s when it occurs essentially the most. From day one in every of me being right here, the important thing to successful has at all times been defending the soccer. We as an offense have but to play a turnover-free recreation. That’s the important thing to successful,” he stated.
“I do know I’m not speculated to be throwing interceptions or fumbling, nevertheless it retains occurring. The regulation of attraction – you’re saying I can’t flip the soccer over after which three performs later it occurs. It’s nearly comedic as a result of I’m not considering of going out and throwing interceptions left or proper,” added Newton, who’s as much as seven interceptions on the season. “I don’t know what funk, spell or omen is in Boogie’s home proper now, however I’ve to gentle up some sage or one thing.”
Newton wouldn’t put his mind cramps on a “COVID fog” as some have been pondering.
“I’m listening to quite a lot of what it may very well be, nevertheless it’s easy: I’ve to play higher,” he stated. “I’m an enormous boy and perceive what professionalism is. It’s stuffed with opinionated views. However I’m trying on the particular person within the mirror and saying ‘Let’s determine this out. I’ve been right here earlier than.’
“Good soccer occurs with consolation and management, and till you will have that, you threat having video games like yesterday,” Newton added.
The Patriots now sit at 2-Four heading right into a pivotal matchup with the division-leading Payments in Buffalo, a recreation that Newton stated “counts as double” because it’s towards an AFC East foe. He’s desirous to get again on the apply subject to start repairing his confidence, and the arrogance his teammates have in him as a quarterback.
“I do know I’m higher than what I’ve been placing on movie. I settle for any kind of private blaming or billings and know there’s gentle on the finish of the tunnel,” he stated. “I don’t care what every other workforce does; it’s about us. It’s about how we play bodily, how we attempt to play mistake free. We nonetheless haven’t seen that recreation, and till we do, that’s while you appeal to the appropriate issues towards the workforce.”
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