Cam Newton is taking more hits after the game then he did from the Denver defense during the game.
The newly-crowned NFL MVP wore a hooded sweatsuit when he waltzed into the postgame interview room, sulking from the Super Bowl 50 upset at the hands of the Broncos dominant D. Newton reluctantly spent the next few minutes answering questions, but with only one or two-word answers. When he was asked how difficult the loss was for his team, Newton didn’t answer, he just got up and walked away.
“You are the face of our brand right now, you can’t do that,” Deion Sanders, now a NFL Network analyst, said about Newton walking out of the presser. “I understand the emotions of losing, but you can’t do that. A Manning, a Brady … all these guys who are a prototypical type of quarterback in our game, they’re not going to do that ever. Would Drew Brees ever?”
Seems like the Carolina quarterback was taking charm lessons from the Originally Hoodie: Bill Belichick.
Newton is a great player, no question. Yes,the loss was painful, but it is up to Newton, a leader of the Panthers and the man who may be the face of the NFL going forward, to man up and speak for himself and his teammates.
It’s easy to play the role of Superman and hand footballs to kids when you are winning and on top of the world. But true character comes through when you face adversity and Newton flunked that test.
But he can always just blame Chris Harris for hurting his feelings.