BTW, Dan Wetzel writes for Yahoo Sports, these are legit quotes




Now I feel like I’m ready to come out of my shell. I know I have the talent to change this game, and I don’t see no ceiling. So I’m not knocking on the door, like tap-tap-tap. I’m gonna kick that door in, like SWAT.

Cam Newton about false perceptions coming out of college and how he’s ready to take over via ESPN

It’s a great read on Cam and I suggest all fans of football go and read it. 

Cam touches on a lot of subjects but it seems like his main focus in the NFL, outside of the obvious which is winning, is to change the perception of the black quarterback. 

He feels as if many analysts and critics were harsh on him not just because he was a black quarterback, but because of the many failures of the black quarterbacks that came before him. Newton via ESPN:

"I blame JaMarcus Russell and to some degree Vince Young. If you have the opportunity to make that kind of money doing something you love to do, why would you screw it up? I’m trying to be a trailblazer. If Baylor’s Robert Griffin decides to come out, I want people to say ‘He can be the next Cam Newton’ instead of ‘He’s gonna be the next JaMarcus Russell.’”

 ”I had people who can’t throw a football telling me my mechanics were wrong,” says Newton. “I had people taking shots at my character, classifying me as a thug, as a hoodlum. After Week 3 or 4, all these same people wanted an interview. I said, ‘You were giving me all this crap and had so much to say about how I was gonna play, and now you wanna talk? No. Just sit back and watch the show, man.’”

And what a show it’s been so far.