‘I’m not bitter’
Cam Newton has made a concerted effort to let people know that is isn’t bitter about the way his departure was handled by the Carolina Panthers. His actions and demeanor on social media told a completely different story. But this is a drum he will continue to bang until the questions around this topic disappear.
Newton has every right to feel a little sour about the way he was removed from the roster. He gave everything to the Panthers during his time with the franchise. And a player who did so much good in Carolina deserved better treatment.
This presser might be the closer that Newton needs before fully focusing his attentions on a new challenge. The New England Patriots have a winning mentality and structure that the signal-caller didn’t exactly enjoy throughout most of his tenor with the Panthers. And although this might be a bit of a culture shock initially. It could be the springboard he needs to make the most out of another starting chance.
If Newton does say he holds no bitterness, one could possibly believe him at this point. Harboring a lingering resentment regarding his fortunes earlier this year would do more harm than good to his aspirations in New England at this point. And looking back is something that doesn’t exactly tend to bring success in the NFL.