FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts – New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton is approaching this week as if his job is in jeopardy after being drawn early in the fourth quarter by a 33-6 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
“The first thing I said to myself when I got home was, ‘You keep playing games like that, bro, and it’s going to be a constant change,'” Newton told the Boston WEEI Sports Radio on Monday morning.
“You don’t have to tell me that to understand. I understand it clearly and distinctly.”
Coach Bill Belichick had said he had taken Newton out of the game, with the Patriots losing 27 points to give quarterback quarterback Jarrett Steadham more experience. Belichik also said he “absolutely”
“Do you feel embarrassed about any type of athlete? Yes,” Newton said Monday in a radio interview. “I don’t feel offended by what has been done. I don’t feel offended by this type of conversation. I’m a realist.
“I’m not afraid of the stability of my position more than the control over the locker room. Performances like yesterday are in jeopardy [that]. It’s like “Oh my God!” The players talk and that’s the most important thing to me. Knowing that you trust your coaches [is good]but my belief is that I want to have the whole facility. … It doesn’t start with any miraculous game. This is all work that is done on Sunday. “
Newton finished 9-on-15 in 98 yards with three interceptions and said after the game that he felt he was pushing too hard. He explained what happened when Belichik pulled him out of the game, saying he was not surprised.
“I’m a coach,” Newton said. “I did not want to put [fight]. How bad would that be? – No, I will not come [out]!! ‘He came and said,’ Shame is coming to an end, ‘and I agreed.
“Whatever way we have to motivate ourselves, I’m honest with myself. It leaves no mistake in communicating with others. When the change happens, I stay on the sidelines, listening to plays and saying, ‘Listen.’ , do you really want to do things? ‘Until you take this step to get better, then it will be. “
Asked if he would agree that he might look nervous and scared at times on the field, Newton said, “Nervous? No. Scared? Absolutely not. I think? Now that’s something I could probably point my finger at.” [as an issue]. … I don’t think we’re a six-point violation. If someone is a competitor, he takes it personally. Which I do. “
Asked if he had experienced any COVID-19-related fog after returning to the team after missing a 4-week loss to the Kansas City bosses, Newton said: “No, my God. I hear a lot “what can be. It’s simple. I need to play better. “