Cam Newton motivated and focused for Monday Night lights

(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Cam Newton
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Cam Newton /

Cam Newton is fired up and ready to go.

Cam Newton is ready for Monday night’s match up with the New Orleans Saints. Need proof? Look no further than the fact that he has kept a gift from New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan sent him following the Panthers loss to the Saints in the Wild Card game in January. It’s safe to say that Newton did not take kindly to those gifts being sent. Calling them “disrespectful”, Newton made it clear what he thought about the Saints to the media earlier in the week.

"“They don’t like me. I don’t like them,” said Newton. “I’m lookin’ for them, they lookin’ for me … I don’t like them. PSA.”"

This is a game that the Panthers have been looking forward to ever since the schedule came out. In particular, their fans have been looking forward to it too. This was a game circled on the calendars of many fans and for good reason. At the beginning of the year, the Panthers were thought to be a top contender in the NFC South.

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Now however, things are little different. The team has struggled. This is not the same Carolina Panthers team that took the field year ago. There are many new faces. In the off-season, I thought they would be changes for the better. Now however, I am not so sure. There have been some really good things to happen this season, and there have also been some major disappointments. For his part, Newton has had a great year statistically. He has done for 3,264 yards, 24 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions.

I can’t wait to see him play on Monday. The bright lights will be all on him as he looks to lead an embattled Carolina Panthers team back to the win column. Newton has made it very clear that he hates losing. Any true competitor does. Losing to the New Orleans Saints again would certainly put a bad taste in the mouth of the entire organization. After all, Newton is not trying to make friends when he is on the field.

"“When they talk to me, that’s when I get personal,” said Newton. “I’m not the talkative guy. I mean, I’m an energy guy. I’m just not a talkative guy. Got nothing to talk to certain people about. Definitely not trying to make no buddies across the field.”"

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This should make for a fun game on Monday. The New Orleans Saints have been praised all season for being one of the best teams in the National Football League. The Carolina Panthers have been looked down upon during their struggles. One thing is for sure, Cam Newton will be ready. He needs to be, as the pride of the organization is on the line. Millions will be watching.