3 things we expect Cam Newton to say at first Patriots presser
‘I can get along with Bill Belichick’
One of the main questions regarding Cam Newton going into the New England Patriots is just how well the quarterback and Bill Belichick are going to coexist. The legendary head coach has complete control over team operations with the franchise. And this is something that has brought unrivaled success to the organization.
Belichick has achieved this by being shrewd. And occasionally pushing the rule book past the point of no return. He rules in New England with an iron fist. And he is not afraid to call out even the most established stars on the roster in front of their teammates.
Newton did not experience a great deal of this during his time with the Carolina Panthers. Ron Rivera gave him a considerable amount of leeway in terms of his approach. And this is something that brought the best out of the signal-caller more often than not.
It remains to be seen whether Newton will cope with a complete shift in attitude with Belichick. The perennial Super Bowl-winner does not suffer fools gladly. And Newton will have to fall in line like everyone else.
It doesn’t appear to be the greatest fit in the world with Belichick and Newton from the outside looking in. But the head coach has had tremendous success with players like the former No. 1 overall pick in the past. And there isn’t a more experienced person in the NFL regarding this type of situation.