Cam’s The Man At Combine

From Indianapolis, Indiana

His entrance into the media center at the NFL Combine was like that of a boxing champion leaving his dressing room and making his way through the ring.

Cam Newton draws a crowd these days. The Heisman Trophy winning, national championship winning, sometimes controversial quarterback is under the microscope in many different ways this week as he goes through the NFL Combine. Led through a packed media center by former Dallas personnel maven Gil Brandt and followed by six or seven mini-cams, Newton met his media commitment and answered questions for about 15 minutes on Saturday afternoon.

He even came prepared, opening with a statement about comments he recently made about being an entertainer and an icon.

“The recent comments I made were during the announcement of my new endorsement partnership,” Newton said. “I was making the point that I want to be the best possible ambassador for them just like I want to be the best possible ambassador for whatever team I am lucky enough to play for.

“For me seeing how things happened, I felt it was somewhat misunderstood,” Newton added. “It was my mistake for not making it clear.”

Newton said he planned to do a complete workout on the field Sunday, something many first rounders do not do. He also said he would duplicate his efforts at the Auburn Pro Day workout in March.

“I’ll do whatever teams want me to do,” Newton said. “I’m a competitor; I love competition.

That’s music to the ears of NFL teams that might be contemplating Newton. Reports from his private one-on-team sessions have been good and if he has an outstanding day on Sunday in throwing the ball and putting up the numbers coaches like to see, he could be pushing himself into the top five picks.

One Response to “Cam’s The Man At Combine”

  • February 27, 2011  - Rick says:

    Hmmm… I watched the QB’s throw earlier today and I must say, I wasn’t impressed with Newton at all. It seemed every pass he threw was long and well off target. He obviously has a strong arm, but from what I saw today he looks to lack touch and accuracy.

    Add this to his shady background and if I were a NFL GM, I’d have to think the first round is too risky for the guy. Instead of looking like the next Aaron Rogers, I keep thinking more of JaMarcus Russel.

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