Patriots coach Bill Belichick calls Cam Newton ‘hardworking kid’
The Patriots are ushering in a new era as they move on from six-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. In response, they roll out the welcome map for one-time NFL MVP, Cam Newton.
The Patriots will have to make some serious adjustments with Newton now under center opposed to Brady. Newton brings another dynamic entirely with his mobility. As a result head coach Bill Belichick is buzzing about the possibilities for the team’s offense moving forward. Belichick is already liking what he sees in Newton’s work ethic, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.
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“Cam’s a hardworking kid. He really is,” Belichick said Friday morning.
New England will take on a whole new approach on offense next season with no telling how things may ultimately pan out for the storied NFL franchise. Bringing in Newton was a gamble, but one worth taking as Belichick seems to allude to.
“He’s worked very hard, I’d say, as all of our players have,” Belichick said. “I’d say that certainly for all the quarterbacks, at that position, those guys have been locked in, focused and confident in what they’re able to do and the information they have to give to the team — playcalling, adjustments, audibles, protection adjustments, things like that. That’s all going pretty well.”
Only time will tell if the Belichick-Newton dynamic will work after the team has so much success from the Brady era. Newton hasn’t been the same player since he won the NFL MVP and led the Carolina Panthers to the Super Bowl as he’s dealt with multiple injuries over the past few years.