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razorwire77
04-19-2011, 06:39 PM
http://www.sportsbybrooks.com/cam-asked-whats-an-auburn-play-sound-like-29635

Did anyone else catch this?

Chuckie Gruden pressed him a little bit and asked him to give an example of a play that Auburn ran and he couldn't throw out any verbiage at all?

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
04-19-2011, 06:45 PM
This guy is Akili Smith...but dumber.

MacGruder
04-19-2011, 06:49 PM
My favorite part was his gun analogy.. that was an SNL skit right there.. Cam Newton is the Will Ferrel character of football players..

That One Guy
04-19-2011, 07:00 PM
I don't know the scenario of the interview but it was distracting and annoying. Gruden talking, Newton appearing to be looking at something, taking notes on something, and half-assedly answering the question. Very weird.

HILife
04-19-2011, 07:06 PM
I don't know the scenario of the interview but it was distracting and annoying. Gruden talking, Newton appearing to be looking at something, taking notes on something, and half-assedly answering the question. Very weird.

Mission accomplished.

Mogulseeker
04-19-2011, 07:30 PM
ROFL! He doesn't want to give away Auburns secrets...

Shananahan
04-19-2011, 08:06 PM
My favorite part was his gun analogy.. that was an SNL skit right there.. Cam Newton is the Will Ferrel character of football players..
That was awesome. I like to think they edited out about three or four awkward seconds of Gruden just staring at him blankly afterward.

Dedhed
04-19-2011, 08:12 PM
I don't want any bad press on Cam until after he goes #1 to the Panthers; then let it rain.

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
04-19-2011, 08:13 PM
I don't want any bad press on Cam until after he goes #1 to the Panthers; then let it rain.

I should keep my trap shut.

HAT
04-19-2011, 08:17 PM
That was not ball....Or juice.

JDB7821
04-19-2011, 08:24 PM
I can't wait until Carolina drafts this guy. From a personal standpoint, I'd rather have Jimmy Clausen as my quarterback and I hate the guy. At least I know he'd be able to recite a play longer than two digits.

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
04-19-2011, 08:27 PM
"36" is a play. Wow, just wow. Maybe I watch too much football. But I kind a got what Gruden was saying.

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
04-19-2011, 08:35 PM
Quick what does "Flip right double, X jet, 36 counter, nake wagle, 7 X quarter" mean?

Captain 'Dre
04-20-2011, 08:56 AM
Quick what does "Flip right double, X jet, 36 counter, nake wagle, 7 X quarter" mean?

It means "Call a timeout, get some Gatorade, and ask the coach WTF he's looking for you to do out there".

JJG
04-20-2011, 09:02 AM
Quick what does "Flip right double, X jet, 36 counter, nake wagle, 7 X quarter" mean?

QB draw

FantomForce
04-20-2011, 09:42 AM
Here is my problem with it. Cam tries to stop himself but can't, "I'm like a gun and use the criticism as ammo." Maurice Clarrett bust, this will be epic

LRtagger
04-20-2011, 09:44 AM
victory formation

UltimateHoboW/Shotgun
04-20-2011, 10:25 AM
QB draw

Your probably right. That why I hated gurden as a coach. The West coast offense is made to be simple and he made it unmanagable.

epicSocialism4tw
04-20-2011, 12:04 PM
Cam Newton is like a character in a Ricky Gervais show.

gtown
04-20-2011, 12:10 PM
Honestly, as long as the Panthers do not draft Marcel Dareus, I will be happy.

Cam is a taller, skinnier version of Jamarcus with more teeth. It's too bad the Raiders don't have the first pick.

schaaf
04-20-2011, 12:37 PM
Honestly, as long as the Panthers do not draft Marcel Dareus, I will be happy.

Cam is a taller, skinnier version of Jamarcus with more teeth. It's too bad the Raiders don't have the first pick.

he would still pick apart our defense.

Mountain Bronco
04-20-2011, 12:38 PM
Winning!!!!!

Jay3
04-20-2011, 05:28 PM
QB draw

That's what Tebow would run if that call came in over his headset. ROFL!

ICON
04-20-2011, 06:48 PM
Newton came off to me as not very genuine , Fake smile, fake attitude.

But Last year Bradford said that he lost interest about halfway through because he felt like Gruden was patronizing him with stupid questions so there's that.

He did smashed the record for passing efficiency in a single season.I don't think he will be a bust. Let's check back here in two years.

Its going to take incredible patience to teach this guy how to attack NFL defenses me thinks.


I came away impressed with only Mallett. Ryan sounds like he definitely gets it.

JPPT1974
04-20-2011, 06:56 PM
Everybody is now saying Cam is the new JaMarcus Russell. And that we shall see if his career is a hit or a miss. Now won't we?

FantomForce
04-20-2011, 07:53 PM
Everybody is now saying Cam is the new JaMarcus Russell. And that we shall see if his career is a hit or a miss. Now won't we?

I feel like this is a Madden quote straight out of the game along with "on this play they'll either run it or pass it"

Dudeskey
04-20-2011, 08:14 PM
JaMarcus Russell V2.0™... Reserve your copy now!

MacGruder
04-21-2011, 02:17 AM
He did smashed the record for passing efficiency in a single season.I don't think he will be a bust. Let's check back here in two years.

Its going to take incredible patience to teach this guy how to attack NFL defenses me thinks.


I think Cam is going to be a monumental bust.. it's bizarre because all the things people said about Tebow are ACTUALLY true about Cam but weren't true about Tebow..

Cam had the PERFECT team to complement a running QB around him. AU traditionally has a power running game and they had power runners to complement Cam. This is why Florida let Cam go. Because he was not capable of performing as the kind of QB Florida needed - a finesse passer to run Florida's finesse offense. Believe it or not but cam could not have filled in as the runner Tebow was either without Tebow's passing.

On Auburn the AU power run game opened Cam's running and passing.

At Florida Tebow's passing opened his own run game and his run game opened the run game for other UF runners. Tebow was filling both roles for Florida. Cam couldn't fill either.

Cam was a little faster.. but it also took him time to build up steam.. at Florida I doubt he would have gotten out of the backfield because the opposing D would have been all over him without AU's totally dominant line.. he wouldn't have had so long to sit and pass either. Take all that away and he falls apart faster than a Chinese motorcycle..

People are always comparing cam to Tebow.. but I think the real guy at Florida they should compare him to is Chris Leak.. a guy who won because he was on a LOADED team thanks to Tebow. Cam had Dyer, Fairley and a team full of seniors. It was the perfect storm. Cam has the tools but wasn't a QB. Chris Leak was a QB but lacked the physical tools.

Tebow is incredibly unique because he was just as athletic as Cam at the combine but unlike all these other physical freaks trying to play QB Tebow has the DNA of a QB.

What is funniest to me though is people are so enamored with Cam because he looks like and has the mechanics of a NFL QB even though he isn't one.

Meanwhile Tebow performed better as a passer in a far tougher system for a passer even with raw unorthodox mechanics. That is like Tebow playing better with one hand tied behind his back. It just shows how people make knee jerk reactions based on appearance, too. It reminds me of how in a Tyrod Taylor game the announcers were raving about how poised Taylor was in the pocket even though he was playing terrible and his team was getting blown out. "It's better to look marvelous than to play Marvelous, darling"

That One Guy
04-21-2011, 09:12 AM
I think Cam is going to be a monumental bust.. it's bizarre because all the things people said about Tebow are ACTUALLY true about Cam but weren't true about Tebow..

Cam had the PERFECT team to complement a running QB around him. AU traditionally has a power running game and they had power runners to complement Cam. This is why Florida let Cam go. Because he was not capable of performing as the kind of QB Florida needed - a finesse passer to run Florida's finesse offense. Believe it or not but cam could not have filled in as the runner Tebow was either without Tebow's passing.

On Auburn the AU power run game opened Cam's running and passing.

At Florida Tebow's passing opened his own run game and his run game opened the run game for other UF runners. Tebow was filling both roles for Florida. Cam couldn't fill either.

Cam was a little faster.. but it also took him time to build up steam.. at Florida I doubt he would have gotten out of the backfield because the opposing D would have been all over him without AU's totally dominant line.. he wouldn't have had so long to sit and pass either. Take all that away and he falls apart faster than a Chinese motorcycle..

People are always comparing cam to Tebow.. but I think the real guy at Florida they should compare him to is Chris Leak.. a guy who won because he was on a LOADED team thanks to Tebow. Cam had Dyer, Fairley and a team full of seniors. It was the perfect storm. Cam has the tools but wasn't a QB. Chris Leak was a QB but lacked the physical tools.

Tebow is incredibly unique because he was just as athletic as Cam at the combine but unlike all these other physical freaks trying to play QB Tebow has the DNA of a QB.

What is funniest to me though is people are so enamored with Cam because he looks like and has the mechanics of a NFL QB even though he isn't one.

Meanwhile Tebow performed better as a passer in a far tougher system for a passer even with raw unorthodox mechanics. That is like Tebow playing better with one hand tied behind his back. It just shows how people make knee jerk reactions based on appearance, too. It reminds me of how in a Tyrod Taylor game the announcers were raving about how poised Taylor was in the pocket even though he was playing terrible and his team was getting blown out. "It's better to look marvelous than to play Marvelous, darling"

This is going to sound terrible but where did the love for athletic black QBs come from? Tebow has his head on straight but was never really in consideration for #1 overall. Meanwhile, Jamarcus, Vince Young, and Cam all have major question marks but are/were the cream of the crop. Vick has halfway worked out but have any others in recent memory? McNabb decently so in his earlier years, Mcnair before him. That's a long stretch to keep gambling on the athletic black QB when they haven't really been hitting.

I keep noting black because for some reason, those guys are drooled over while athletic white QBs don't receive the same attention. Is it just me?

razorwire77
04-21-2011, 09:31 AM
This is going to sound terrible but where did the love for athletic black QBs come from? Tebow has his head on straight but was never really in consideration for #1 overall. Meanwhile, Jamarcus, Vince Young, and Cam all have major question marks but are/were the cream of the crop. Vick has halfway worked out but have any others in recent memory? McNabb decently so in his earlier years, Mcnair before him. That's a long stretch to keep gambling on the athletic black QB when they haven't really been hitting.

I keep noting black because for some reason, those guys are drooled over while athletic white QBs don't receive the same attention. Is it just me?

I think it's more about people drooling over freakish athletes at skill positions rather than race. Highly athletic skill position players obviously tend to be black. If you have a 6'4" 230 pound QB that can run a 4.5 and throw 65 yards on the fly, people fall in love with the skillset and ignore the intangibles. For whatever reason, the Tebow situation is the exception to the rule, in that he is a highly athletic white QB that doesn't seem to receive the same sort of credit. Probably due to the fact he was such a polarizing figure in college.

DomCasual
04-21-2011, 09:43 AM
My favorite Auburn play has always been that one guy running that one route. Newton takes a drop of a handful of steps, and he throws to the one guy. It only works if a few other guys end up blocking for him.

That One Guy
04-21-2011, 09:46 AM
My favorite Auburn play has always been that one guy running that one route. Newton takes a drop of a handful of steps, and he throws to the one guy. It only works if a few other guys end up blocking for him.

I remember that well.

MacGruder
04-21-2011, 10:33 AM
This is going to sound terrible but where did the love for athletic black QBs come from? Tebow has his head on straight but was never really in consideration for #1 overall. Meanwhile, Jamarcus, Vince Young, and Cam all have major question marks but are/were the cream of the crop. Vick has halfway worked out but have any others in recent memory? McNabb decently so in his earlier years, Mcnair before him. That's a long stretch to keep gambling on the athletic black QB when they haven't really been hitting.

I keep noting black because for some reason, those guys are drooled over while athletic white QBs don't receive the same attention. Is it just me?

There's no question white athletic QBs are underrated like black passing QBs... I think Mike Vick is on that level when he puts in the effort.. but I think he isn't quite the passer OR runner Tebow is believe it or not.

I know it sounds crazy to say Vick isn't the runner Tebow is.. but I truly believe that. Vick is not as durable as Tebow.. so he isn't as versatile running as Tebow is. Tebow is incredibly powerful And agile, it doesn't matter how fast you are eventually you are going to get hit. He can run power and finesse. If Vick is playing a bad D he is more explosive.. but against I good D I would take Tebow passing and running (at this stage of Tebow's career).

McNabb and McNair could have been on Tebow's level but I think they just lacked his talent and intangibles not just as a player but as a QB. People get upset when you compare young players to guys who have accomplished as much as McNair/McNabb but I just mean at this stage of their careers and Tebow's potential.

Abqbronco
04-21-2011, 03:39 PM
Quick what does "Flip right double, X jet, 36 counter, nake wagle, 7 X quarter" mean?

Bubby Brister just said, "What?"

Shananahan
04-22-2011, 12:55 AM
I know it sounds crazy to say Vick isn't the runner Tebow is.. but I truly believe that. Vick is not as durable as Tebow.. so he isn't as versatile running as Tebow is. Tebow is incredibly powerful And agile, it doesn't matter how fast you are eventually you are going to get hit. He can run power and finesse. If Vick is playing a bad D he is more explosive.. but against I good D I would take Tebow passing and running (at this stage of Tebow's career).

McNabb and McNair could have been on Tebow's level but I think they just lacked his talent and intangibles not just as a player but as a QB. People get upset when you compare young players to guys who have accomplished as much as McNair/McNabb but I just mean at this stage of their careers and Tebow's potential.
Wow.

Lolad
04-22-2011, 06:02 AM
There's no question white athletic QBs are underrated like black passing QBs... I think Mike Vick is on that level when he puts in the effort.. but I think he isn't quite the passer OR runner Tebow is believe it or not.

I know it sounds crazy to say Vick isn't the runner Tebow is.. but I truly believe that. Vick is not as durable as Tebow.. so he isn't as versatile running as Tebow is. Tebow is incredibly powerful And agile, it doesn't matter how fast you are eventually you are going to get hit. He can run power and finesse. If Vick is playing a bad D he is more explosive.. but against I good D I would take Tebow passing and running (at this stage of Tebow's career).

McNabb and McNair could have been on Tebow's level but I think they just lacked his talent and intangibles not just as a player but as a QB. People get upset when you compare young players to guys who have accomplished as much as McNair/McNabb but I just mean at this stage of their careers and Tebow's potential.

Yes it does sound crazy, just because tebow is our QB doesn't mean we need to skew the facts. We have seen glimpses of Tebow as an NFL QB let's not crown him just yet

MacGruder
04-22-2011, 06:15 AM
Yes it does sound crazy, just because tebow is our QB doesn't mean we need to skew the facts. We have seen glimpses of Tebow as an NFL QB let's not crown him just yet

So if someone has a different opinion than you it is "skewing the facts"? Or is it juts having an unconventional opinion that bothers you.

Tebow should have been drafted much higher for this reason. and people need to make it know so he doesn't get traded. It would be disastrous for Tebow to be traded because it would haunt the Broncos for a long long time.

MacGruder
04-22-2011, 06:22 AM
Wow.
That's how people reacted when I said Tebow would be a great NFL QB to. or win the Heisman in the SEC.. It's funny how people forget they ever doubted someone.

Lolad
04-22-2011, 08:14 AM
So if someone has a different opinion than you it is "skewing the facts"? Or is it juts having an unconventional opinion that bothers you.

Tebow should have been drafted much higher for this reason. and people need to make it know so he doesn't get traded. It would be disastrous for Tebow to be traded because it would haunt the Broncos for a long long time.

If it wasn't skewing the facts Tebow would be a starter day 1. If Vick was on the market right now how many teams do you think would be after him? And start him right away? There were only a few teams willing to even draft Tebow before the 3rd rd.

Tebow wasn't rated as high because nobody saw him throw from behind center. Mcdaniels even said he needed a lot of work in that aspect if he was ever going to be considered a good NFL QB. The facts are that Vick is a start Tebow is not. Why? Because smarter people then you or I believe he is incapable of playing at such a level that can win games, or that he just isn't a good "NFL" QB

MacGruder
04-22-2011, 09:08 AM
If it wasn't skewing the facts Tebow would be a starter day 1. If Vick was on the market right now how many teams do you think would be after him? And start him right away? There were only a few teams willing to even draft Tebow before the 3rd rd.

Are you kidding me? This is he silliest argument EVER.. Vick WASN'T the starter over a rookie until the rookie was injured.. even after DOMINATING they weren't sure he was going to be their starter..

People didn't even think Vick would ever be a decent QB again.. people are STUPID. So to use anything they do as justification of ANY opinion is silly. Orton starting over Tebow means absolutely nothing..a s we saw Tebow dramatically out performed Orton with NO experience. Tebow had the best first three game sof any rookie this year including the great Sam Bradford..

Tebow wasn't rated as high because nobody saw him throw from behind center. Mcdaniels even said he needed a lot of work in that aspect if he was ever going to be considered a good NFL QB. The facts are that Vick is a start Tebow is not. Why? Because smarter people then you or I believe he is incapable of playing at such a level that can win games, or that he just isn't a good "NFL" QB

Tebow did very well under center considering the horrible preparation he had. And even not being totally comfortable there he still outplayed other QBs.. so what is your point exactly? With the Broncos poor run game I don't know if anyone could be great under center in the same situation..

The funny thing though that no one realized is that Florida had a terrible run game Tebow saved in the SEC too.. which is why even with no run game on the Broncos he still shocked people.. the Broncos with no run game have a better run game than Florida did.. which gets back to the point of why cam was overrated.. he would have got killed trying to play the way he did at Florida without Auburn's power run game taking pressure off him passing and running.

Mountain Bronco
04-22-2011, 10:00 AM
Just watched the whole Gruden QB camp and not only did Cam look terrible in the interviews his throws were the worst of the camp. He also is a JA at the end. Thats copyrighted dude. What a punk.