Cam Newton Worried About Cam Newton First

September 6th, 2012

Panthers all world quarterback Cam Newton is not shy of confidence. Given what he has done on football fields the past two seasons, both in the NFL and in college, no man could pull off those same feats if he didn’t have a bit of an air about him.

And while Newton is concerned about the Bucs, and the Bucs defense, he’s more concerned with how he and his fellow offensive mates perform on Sunday to open the 2012 season.

“It’s all about execution,” Newton said of the Panthers’ gameplan against the unknown, the Bucs new defense with a new coaching staff. “It is somewhat of a challenge, not just a whole new scheme but you wonder how they will attack us. That is our challenge.

“But we just have to execute the plays that are given to us.”

Newton was pressed a bit later, asked if maybe the Panthers will be walking into a lion’s lair, a revenge trap of sorts given how the Panthers manhandled the Bucs last season. Newton calmly dismissed that notion.

“It is not about what the opposing team does; it is about how we do, how we execute, how do we do the things we know what we are [capable of] doing,” Newton said. “It all comes down to accountability.”

Newton also dismissed distractions. While the Democratic National Convention has downtown Charlotte on lockdown, preventing the Panthers from getting about, the team decided to work out all week in Bradenton at the IMG Academies to escape the crush of security in Charlotte, and perhaps get a little acclimated to the hot and humid Florida weather as well.

For Newton, this week is no different than other weeks.

“No, it’s not a distraction,” Newton said. “There is no chaos. This is the NFL and you have to prepare in a different environment almost every week. It’s no different than traveling anywhere to prepare for another team.”

If Newton has any pause when it comes to the Bucs, it is when he is on the sidelines and Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman is directing the Bucs offense. Newton admitted to being a fan of Freeman’s.

“I respect everything Josh Freeman does,” Newton said. “He has a big arm, big talent. I’m pulling for him and I look for a great upcoming season [by Freeman]. I expect great things from him.”

As far if Newton plans to slash through the Bucs defense with his wheels, one could almost see the smile on Newton’s face as he said, “You will just have to watch the game and see.”

15 Responses to “Cam Newton Worried About Cam Newton First”

  1. paddy Says:

    Newton sure seems like a classy guy. I like his attitude. Hopefully the Bucs defense can contain him like the days of old against McNabb.

  2. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Too bad…..would like to knock the cockiness out of him. Just put David on him the entire game….maybe Lavonte will do him in for free…..

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    No Bounty Needed….

  4. Miguel Grande Says:

    Newton seems like a pretty nice guy, likable.

    When he tries to pull that Clark Kent ripping off his suit on Sunday, I just hope someone tries to rip his head off.

    Pretty sure it won’t be Dini, who probably follows him on Twitter.

  5. Miguel Grande Says:

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  6. SensibleBuc Says:

    “Pretty sure it won’t be Dini, who probably follows him on Twitter.”


  7. Jbrooks8604 Says:

    Haha that was pretty good Miguel. I am not on the GMC hate try and I still hold out faith but he is a little too nice. Hopefully his demeanor changes on gamedays.

  8. bucobruce Says:

    GMC will be alot diff. this year he will be dominant and teams will have to double team him,and when they play this sunday shiano and butch will have some mystery blitz and just lay cam fignewton out.That in all will also cause him to throw some int.Freeman will out play Fignewton,so get ready buc fans,its an all new day in tampa this is the begining of a hole new buccaneer way woooooooooooo!!!!!

  9. Jbrooks8604 Says:

    Im with you buco. Im optimistic as usual and really like Butch Davis being on the pay roll.

  10. Adam Says:

    Personally, I think Cam Newton looks like a pompous jerk. I’m really hoping he flames out under the pressure of the ill-deserved spotlight and media anointing him as “next.”

  11. Miguel Grande Says:

    I’m just disappointed nobody picked up on the Seinfeld reference.

  12. Drew Says:

    Which Buc team will show up? Will it be 2002, 2011 or 2012? I’m hoping for a 2012 team that surpasses the 2002 team and looks absolutely nothing like the 2011 team.

    Go Buc’s!!!

  13. Capt. Jean Lafitte Says:

    If our corners can hold man to man, and allow our safeties to play up, then the middle of our defense should be able to contain Newton.

    This would also allow us to commit 2 spies every play. It’s most important that we fill all the running lanes, make sure tackles, and force cam to pass.

    We need a huge game from Talib and Eric.

  14. bucfanjeff Says:

    @Adam – completely agree. Arrogant. Great athlete yet over-hyped.

    He will come down to earth this year, I just hope it starts with the Bucs.

  15. OAR Says:

    “I don’t trust the guy. I think he regifted, then he degifted, and now he’s using an upstairs invite as a springboard to a Superbowl sex romp.”
    Now that’s a Sienfeld reference.