I can't put my finger on it, but there is something about him that just seems disengeniunous. I don't want to seem old, but I just don't like these types of players.
I would love to see him surrounded more by his team. I'd like to see him stand behind the coaches even if he doesn't agree with them. I'd like to see him talk more about winning and losing as a team.
He's a superstar, he is 100 times better than I EVER thought he would be. I thought Carolina was stupid to draft him #1 and I was absolutely wrong. He's incredible as a talent. However, as a team leader and a QB I hold him to a different level of standards off the field. I'm sure he's a hard worker, I'm sure that he has done plenty of charitible acts, and I'm sure there are a lot of teams who would want him as their starting QB. I just can't connect with him.
I compare him to RGIII and I just see two different types of interviews and different types of leadership. RGIII hasn't faced the adversity yet that he has and maybe we'll see more later, but I know I'd follow RGIII's lead. I'd want my children to be more of an RGIII type of person than I ever would his.
I actually like Cam Newton a lot. I think he plays with a ton of passion, and he has a cocky side that's not over the edge, but a cocky side that makes good QB's great. People are over blowing every single thing he does this year, I'd prefer to have a QB who cares so much about the team that he rants after games, then a QB who doesn't give two *****.
He has a ton of talent, it's only his second year in the league and his ceiling is infinite, he is a better passer then most mobile QBs like him, and he can seriously be something special. As a Saints fan, it scares me that Cam's going to be in this division for a long time...