Cam Newton: Is new YouTube channel a good idea?
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is offering fans a deeper look into this life.
Drafted as the No. 1 overall pick in 2011, Cam Newton was immediately thrust into the spotlight and expected to carry the load as a franchise quarterback. In eight seasons since, he’s done remarkably well despite continued criticism of his performance on and off the field.
Instead of focusing on the tremendous amount of charity work, giveaways and Make-A-Wish obligations, the media tends to focus more on outfits, press conferences and completion percentage.
The latter achieved a career high this past season before extended shoulder complications caused Newton to be shut down entirely before the end of the year. After starting 6-2, the Panthers lost seven in a row before rallying to defeat NFC South rival New Orleans in a game played by many reserves and backups.
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A lightning rod for controversy, Newton debuted a YouTube Channel offering fans a look into the details of life during the offseason and if successful, as the 2019 season begins. The inaugural post recaps some never before heard details regarding the situation surrounding Newton’s shoulder and captures video of him on operation day.
While it offers a unique perspective, is more content a good or bad idea for Newton?
Already the target of skeptics and ill will from some, this deeper look potentially allows those looking for opportunities to criticize Newton more ammunition. Meant to help those gain a better understanding of what makes the Panthers franchise quarterback tick, his openness could be detrimental.
A good idea on the surface, depending on how frequently and what content is shared, Newton is now going to draw the ire of those who already believe he is more about showmanship than statistical production.
Critics are often hard pressed to find backup for their arguments but now any performance hiccups will be relegated to what Newton ate during the week, or that he should’ve been studying the playbook instead of making videos for his YouTube channel.
Come to think of it – that’s no different than what he already faces every week and obviously he pays no attention to the haters but now we get to witness it all first hand.