FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Cam Newton has largely struck a optimistic chord in his first 12 months with the New England Patriots, however after one other irritating efficiency during which he was pulled halfway via the third quarter of a blowout loss to the Buffalo Payments, he vented.
Newton was requested a couple of graphic on ESPN’s Monday Evening Soccer broadcast that confirmed he awakened every day at 4:20 a.m., left his dwelling at 4:30 and did not retire for the evening till 11:30 p.m.
“That is been my schedule for 90% of the time I have been right here, so you’ll be able to sort of perceive the frustration I do have when I haven’t got the result, as a result of I am sacrificing a lot. You are speaking to an individual who hasn’t seen his youngsters in three months,” Newton mentioned.
“Clearly, the contract is what it’s. Submitting myself to this group is one thing I have been doing since day one. Being accessible. Yeah, it is irritating. It makes you mad.”
Newton is taking part in on a one-year cope with a minimal base wage of $1.05 million. The contract consists of incentives and bonuses that may finally enhance its worth roughly $2.6 million.
On Monday evening towards the Payments, he completed 5-of-10 passing for 34 yards, whereas including 4 rushes for 24 yards, which included a 9-yard landing on a scramble play.
Coach Invoice Belichick pulled him with eight minutes, 21 seconds remaining within the third quarter, with the Payments main 31-9.
“Cam did an excellent job for us. I imply, that wasn’t the issue,” Belichick mentioned of the choice to show to second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham. “We weren’t very aggressive within the recreation.”
In equity to Newton, he threw an ideal downfield strike to huge receiver Damiere Byrd on the primary drive of the sport that Byrd dropped. The play highlighted how the Patriots’ points go effectively past Newton himself, as their wideouts and tight ends have been among the many least productive throughout the NFL this season.
However Newton acknowledged that he can even play higher.
“It is extraordinarily irritating, understanding what you are able to, having perception in your self. It is simply not exhibiting when it counts probably the most,” he mentioned.
Belichick mentioned he hasn’t determined his quarterback plans for the season finale on Sunday towards the visiting New York Jets.
Of Belichick’s help up to now, Newton mentioned: “The sensation is mutual. I’ll preserve getting higher every week, getting extra comfy on this offense for the final week that I presumably can. Let’s have a look at the place it will get me.”
However his frustration was palpable late Monday evening.
“It makes you offended understanding that to be a trusted teammate you first should undergo authority and undergo what the coaches are asking you to do. I really feel like I’ve finished that. I am not within the place of blame. I am kind of venting proper now as a result of, yeah, I’ve sacrificed a lot this 12 months,” he mentioned.
“I imply, it hurts when you have got the outing that you’ve tonight, simply to go dwelling, then begin it over for an entire one other week.”