It takes a lot to impress Bill Belichick but somehow Cam Newton has done just that in a short amount of time. Belichick has praised Cam Newton’s work ethic and couldn’t have spoken about him in a better light. Belichick loves his new quarterback.
Belichick said on SiriusXM NFL Radio is one of the hardest workers he’s ever been around:
“I can see why he had the kind of success he had at Auburn and Carolina,” Belichick said. “Talking to people who were with him there, the things they said about him at Auburn and at Carolina from a decade ago or 2-3 years ago or even last year, it’s all the same, and it showed up here: He’s an extremely hard worker. Nobody works harder than Cam does. He’s here early, he stays late and he works very hard. Some players like to work on things they’re good at, like if you’re strong on the bench press you just throw more weight on the bench. But Cam works on things he’s not at good at and tries to improve on a daily basis and that’s something I really respect about him. That’s not easy for players or really any of us to do. We’ll get something we’re not really good at or it’s not our strength and you spend extra time on it, when our natural tendency is to do things we’re good at. So he works extremely hard in all areas.”
Cam Newton is such a wildcard to me. Is he healthy? That’s first and foremost. The weapons still stink but he’s getting better coaching. Is Newton still a threat as a runner? Does Newton truly have that eye of the tiger? So far, so good. Bill Belichick is not the guy to just blow smoke so this has to be taken as a positive.