Cam Newton Blames JaMarcus Russell & Vince Young For His Critics

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Cameron is a very good young player and yes he has proved a lot of his critics wrong (myself included), but he still says some things that make absolutely no sense at all.

Here is what Cameron had to say about his critics.

“I can’t sit up here and look at it like, oh man, my critics are racist,” Newton says. “I blame JaMarcus Russell and to some degree Vince Young. If you have the opportunity to make that kind of money doing something you love to do, why would you screw it up? I’m trying to be a trailblazer. If Baylor’s Robert Griffin decides to come out, I want people to say ‘He can be the next Cam Newton’ instead of ‘He’s gonna be the next JaMarcus Russell.'”

“I had people who can’t throw a football telling me my mechanics were wrong,” says Newton. “I had people taking shots at my character, classifying me as a thug, as a hoodlum. After Week 3 or 4, all these same people wanted an interview. I said, ‘You were giving me all this crap and had so much to say about how I was gonna play, and now you wanna talk? No. Just sit back and watch the show, man.'”

There was nothing racial about these facts.

Cameron came from a simplistic offense system.

Cameron had only one year as a starting QB at a major college program.

Cameron and his family had some shady dealings while he was Auburn.

Cameron had some shady dealings while he was at Florida.

JaMarcus Russell didn’t cause that, Vince Young didn’t cause that, Cameron Newton caused that.  It is great that he proved he could be a legit starting quarterback in the NFL, but one great year doesn’t make you are Superstar it makes you a star in the making.

No matter how many yards or TDs Cameron passes or runs for in the NFL what you do in the playoffs and Super Bowl rings is what separates the very good quarterbacks from the great.

Last time I checked Panthers are 6-9.

I get the chip on his shoulder is huge and he is using that as motivation.  That is great for him, but a dash of humility to go with that ego would be a good look as well for Cameron.

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  1. Man sometimes you just come off as a hater Rob. Yeah I get how Cam’s words can be perceived as arrogant or cocky, but that clearly wasn’t his intention, you and I both know that. Everything he said was perfectly fine and he didn’t refer to himself as a superstar. However you can not deny his impact on his team and the league itself. The Panthers are 6-9 but they’d most likely be even worse without Cam Newton’s contributions. It’s like you got some personal beef with the guy because this isn’t the first time you’ve ripped on Cam for little to nothing.

  2. 1 year starting at a major college and he won the heisman and the national championship

    As far as the shady dealings at florida goes he took somebody laptop. You act like you was a dope dealer.

    Dude is good and far better than the critics said he would be

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