And this has nothing to do with specifics of coaching, which Rivera has left largely in the hands of former Bears assistant Mike Shula, now Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator and previously Newton’s quarterbacks coach.
“How many 6ft 5in quarterbacks do you see like him, 260 [pounds], running like he does and throwing like he does?”
But overall he’s a player who goes through the wringer day in and day out at the most posterized position on the field, influences and encourages not only his teammates but others, gives every TD ball to a kid in the crowd, and donates to various charities. He won a ring with the Ravens in 2012 after they beat San Francisco in New Orleans during a game that was interrupted when the Superdome lights went out after a power grid malfunctioned.
During his breakout season, Newton has soared in public awareness and other benchmarks, according to an global index called CelebrityDBI.
“I hate bringing up the race card because there’s more important race stuff, but race does have something to do with it”, Barkley said.
“He’s one of those guys that you probably don’t doubt just because of who he is”, said Rivera. I see these guys out there busting their tails, trying to get drafted, trying to have a job to provide for their family or themselves. “If I answer it truthfully it’s going to be ‘Aw, he’s this or that.’ But I will say it anyway”. I think that’s a great celebration right there.
A year after critics wondered whether Michael Oher was washed up, the inspiration for the Hollywood hit The Blind Side will protect Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s blind side in Super Bowl 50 on February 7.
Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan says he would prefer to sign quarterback Kirk Cousins to a long-term deal and the team has more than a month to release Robert Griffin III without his contract counting against the salary cap.
“Look, I said Cam Newton deserved the MVP way back in October”.
Newton, who has also attracted praise for his charity work, added that he did not intend to change his character.
Newton said it has nothing to do with rah-rah pre-game speeches, attributing the team’s fast starts to preparation.
I’m sure the pregame memes will get even better on Super Bowl Media Day, which is being changed to Super Bowl Opening Night for primetime TV. “They talk about maturity”.
“People should be scared of a quarterback with his skill set more than anything else, ” he said. I mean that I don’t think those people exist, at least not in any meaningful numbers. He also wasn’t afraid to explain why he believes he’s treated differently, as noted by David Newton of ESPN. “That is what drives him, to be able to transcend those boundaries, which is great”.
“I know we’ve still got another game to play, so you can’t get too excited”, Oher said. That’s astounding in a sport dominated by players like Manning and Tom Brady, who so often look as if the lives of their attractive little children are on the line when they take the field.