clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

CAM NEWTON SOUNDS LIKE A PERFECT PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYER

New, 322 comments

If this is one scout's analysis of Cam Newton:

Very disingenuous -- has a fake smile, comes off as very scripted and has a selfish, me-first makeup. Always knows where the cameras are and plays to them. Has an enormous ego with a sense of entitlement that continually invites trouble and makes him believe he is above the law -- does not command respect from teammates and will always struggle to win a locker room...Lacks accountability, focus and trustworthiness -- is not punctual, seeks shortcuts and sets a bad example. Immature and has had issues with authority. Not dependable.

...then we're quite confused. Hey, bro? Does this sound bad?

49408_vikings_favre_football_medium

"Nah, man. He sounds perfect."

Agreed. None of these things point to Cam Newton being a bad pro. In fact, knowing where the cameras are, denying all accountability in all but the most superficial ways imaginable, smiling theatrically whenever possible, and all the while scuttling locker room chemistry doesn't argue against a draft day decision for Cam Newton. In fact, it sounds like he could have quite a long, fruitful career leading the league in smiles (and interceptions.)

P.S. This also confirms our long-held suspicion that all NFL scouting reports are in fact written by exceptionally bitchy eighth grade girls.