A GREEN NIGHTMARE!
Cam and Belichick connection could mean misery for Gang
Cam Newton joining the New England Patriots is exciting as hell.
This is a pairing that truly allows the mind to wander into the promising depths of the unknown. Newton is one of the defining figures in this generation of football and Bill Belichick is widely regarded as the greatest football coach of all time. From his national championship season at Auburn to his
MVP season in 2015, Newton hasn’t needed much help to win meaningful games.
Now, he has Belichick pulling the strings on his comeback tour, and for the Patriots, it’s a gamble well worth taking.
For the Jets, it could be a disaster in the making.
The last time Newton was fully healthy was the first half of the 2018 season. Carolina was 6-2, Newton was fresh off the dismantling of the vaunted Ravens defense and he was firmly in the MVP situation.
Since then, foot and shoulder injuries have hindered Newton, but if he’s as healthy as he was two years ago, the Patriots should be right back as an AFC contender. Newton played in only two games during the 2019 season and his body may be
healed enough to the point where he can come back and be one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
Even if Newton isn’t at his physical peak like he was during his 2015 season, he’s still one of the most physically gifted players Belichick has had a chance to work with. Belichick has never had the opportunity to tinker with a talent like Newton.
The Patriots gave a glimpse of what their offense could look like with a mobile quarterback when Jacoby Brissett started a few games during the 2016 season.
Newton can obviously bring much more firepower as a runner and a passer.
New England’s crop of wide receivers may not be very impressive, but that’s not a new experience for Newton, and it shouldn’t temper anyone’s excitement about Newton’s pairing with New England. Hell, his best receiver was Ted Ginn Jr. when the Panthers made it to Super Bowl 50.
But no one knows how healthy Cam Newton is. No one knows exactly how the Patriots will build an offense suited for Newton’s skill set. No one knows how their receivers will play with Newton.
What everyone knows is this team with this quarterback and these coaches has the potential to be truly great.
Newton appears to be the antithesis of what the Patriots have typically looked for in football players. He’s a flashy, bigplay machine and he’ll let defenders know when he’s cooking with hot grease against them. The opposing approaches to the game are almost as compelling as the potential of the on-field action.
Don’t lie: A touchdown scoring, end zone dancing, dunkingin-your-face Cam Newton is fun to think about. He’s in the best place possible to make that a reality.
Let your mind roam free. Every outcome — good, bad or otherwise — is in play here and the “good” is awfully tantalizing to envision.
Cam Newton has great chance to revive his career now that he’s paired with Bill Belichick. GETTY