Newton-Belichick: ’a match made in heaven’ – Sports activities – providencejournal.com
When Cam Newton signed his one-year cope with the Patriots in July, many puzzled how the quarterback would coexist with Invoice Belichick. Newton admitted that even he puzzled how he would get together with the Patriots coach.
Because the Patriots put together for his or her first recreation of the 2020 season, Newton says his relationship with Belichick has been nice and calls his scenario with the Patriots an ideal match.
“I didn’t know what to anticipate, and I’m simply being as sincere as I presumably can as a result of I do know you guys need to hear,” Newton instructed WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Present” on Monday morning. “I didn’t know what to anticipate. Simply the identical questions that lots of people and speak reveals, gossip speak, barber store speak, chit-chatter, textual content messages — they needed to know, I needed to know as effectively. I needed to know is it actual what they are saying about Belichick? Simply, I didn’t know.
“Actually, it’s been a match made in heaven for me simply figuring out I’m at a spot the place all the pieces is pulling in the identical path and all the pieces is geared in the direction of profitable. Coming from an individual that has received in any respect ranges, I really feel as if that if I do the issues the best approach, trusting the identical individuals who have gotten me so far and belief their teaching, I feel that is one thing that, once you have a look at a possibility in a well timed method, it may be achieved.”
Newton is off to a very good begin in New England. Final week, Belichick named the veteran the crew’s beginning quarterback throughout a crew assembly. On the identical day, Newton was additionally named a Patriots captain. All through coaching camp, it was apparent that he was getting alongside together with his Patriots teammates, who’ve been lauding his vitality on and off the soccer area.
On the subject of Belichick, there are plenty of preconceived notions about how issues are run. Is all of it work and no play? Do gamers really not have any enjoyable? Is Belichick too robust on his gamers? Then there comes Newton, who isn’t afraid to point out emotion or dance on the soccer area. How would somebody with an eccentric persona slot in with Belichick?
Newton had the identical questions, however mentioned it took one cellphone name with the Patriots coach for him to get his solutions.
“I feel each kind of stereotype that I had about Coach Belichick modified the day I talked to him,” Newton mentioned. “You have a look at the linage of gamers he’s had over time — clearly the Bradys, the Randy Mosses, the Corey Dillons, the Lawrence Taylors, and the listing goes on, Tedy Bruschi, it’s no marvel why he’s sustained success over time.
″If he was capable of accomplish these issues with these gamers, it made plenty of sense. The time after I spoke to him and clearly assembly with him face-to-face, it eliminated any kind of doubt, if I even had any. It’s simply thrilling to play for an individual like that.”
On Monday, Belichick was requested about Newton’s feedback and mentioned it’s been a pleasure teaching the quarterback.
“He’s completed all the pieces we’ve requested him to do. He works laborious, he’s clearly a really gifted participant,” Belichick mentioned. “I’m trying ahead to persevering with to work with him. We’ll simply take it daily, however he’s given us all the pieces he’s had.”
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