Just saw the NBC pregame for tonight’s NFC East snoozefest. Cam Newton spoke up about getting hit. Of course, this is the NFL where everyone except Tom Brady gets hit, but Cam Newton is taking a ton of physical abuse without getting any calls. Even St. Tony and Dirty Rodney Harrison agreed with Newton on a particularly egregious hit in the pocket. St. Tony mentioned the official whose only job is to watch the quarterback. He stated there’s no way possible that official could have missed that call.
Many of these broadcasters are saying the reason for the beatdowns Newton is getting is because he’s a “big guy” and he “can run.” We call BS on that. In BSP’s opinion, this is simply the NFL’s message to Cam for the aftermath of the previous season’s Super Bowl histrionics. Cam Newton is going to take hits because he didn’t go along with the P.R. plan. Cam wasn’t a good loser, so Cam’s going to get beat up this season in retaliation. Despite being the NFL’s defending MVP, Cam is viewed as a flash in the pan. If Tom Brady took shots like Newton’s taking this season, the entire field would be covered with yellow linen.
You’re going to cooperate, Cam Newton or you’re not going to be able to remember who you are in 20 years. It’s the league’s way of keeping its players in line.