Cam Newton suddenly released from the New England Patriots — Colin reacts | NFL | THE HERD

Cam Newton suddenly released from the New England Patriots — Colin reacts | NFL | THE HERD

so here’s the story the patriots cam newton released and by the way i’m hearing this this morning and and cam’s always been bizarrely coddled by the media i can never figure out why the media chooses to support some players and not others like lamar jackson gets more crap the guy wins 80 percent of his games he gets better every year cam newton never had back-to-back winning seasons but but cam has been bizarrely coddled by the american sports media his entire career and he’s a 59 and a half percent completion percentage banged up guy who uh two covid issues with the patriots and they let him go i was told this morning by a source i trust the covid stuff last straw one thing about inconsistency one thing about last year this year they were done with it okay and so in the end ron rivera and bill belichick both defensive coaches both smart coaches both successful coaches both been in super bowls both bailed on cam and they’re both what no nonsense head coaches ron rivera and belichick have no time for nonsense the quarterback is the position that has to be reliable i don’t want to hear this morning that mac jones won this job because he was good against fourth stringers in the preseason that didn’t hurt but you don’t go from backing up to being the only really starting viable quarterback in a team because you were great against the fourth stringers don’t kid yourself this covid nonsense don’t listen to anybody i got it sourced it drove them nuts i said this last week new england leaked the story last week they were unhappy with this kovitz snafu by cam new england only leaks what they want out there’s a new book out by seth wickersham on the patriots in their 20-year dynasty there’s stories in there none of us have heard ten stories none of us have heard new england lets out what they want out in a day after the kovitz snafu the story leaked they were unhappy why because when they and i told you this last week when they moved off cam they wanted you to know it’s on him it’s not us and we’re pissed this is not just mac jones winning the job because he was good against four stringers and he did a good job and i’ll get into that in a second he did a good job mac jones did a good job and he deserves opportunities and i’m excited the afc now has got all young quarterbacks except big ben and tannehill it’s all young guys and it’s exciting but there’s two things here the the patriots gave you a heads up what was happening number one is they leaked the story last week how disappointed they were so when they moved off cam it’s cam it’s not us the second thing is did you notice four to five different veteran new england players james white matthew slater brian hoyer these are all belichicks guys dante hightower these are all belichick’s guys all leaking stories in the last week oh mac jones is so mature he’s so he’s won the locker room he’s a remarkable player you think it’s a coincidence now they made sure they put some veterans out there and they said nice stuff about mack jones how mature how ready how he’d galvanize the locker room between the leak last week and those press conference quotes from players they were telling you it’s time listen we all knew it was a band-aid we all knew the cam thing was abandoned listen i thought it was a weird fit but i was like uh he’s coachable it’s a bridge year you lose brady they signed cam late i mean nobody here expected i didn’t you didn’t enjoy the super bowl they had eight guys opt out it was a weird year we all knew this was a band-aid but i think the second covet issue and mac playing well in the pre-season let’s just rip it off and go um but but remember what is the one thing that belichick truly loved about brady wasn’t his arm wasn’t his athletic ability wasn’t his size it was tom’s reliability you got the same tom every day he was the first at practice the last to leave watch the most film tom brady’s not flawless but if i just said tom brady reliable nobody works harder nobody said the right thing more nobody was as dependable and reliable as tom brady it’s snowing he threw the same ball than if it was sunny zone man-to-man press coverage you got the same quarterback cam the last word you could use is reliable and so everybody today is going to say well you don’t go from starting to released because mac jones toured up against four stringers the second snafu kovid it’s a thing it’s it’s a thing oh by the way i’m told the colts are not happy with unvaccinated carson wentz and i believe minnesota would move off kirk cousins in five minutes if they weren’t trapped with this horrible contract we all make decisions you agitate you’ll get released fast fast all right let’s talk now mac jones um you know and i’ve said this before is i think tua and mac jones who ironically meet in week one in foxboro new england’s favorite by about a field goal they’re gonna win games because they have excellent head coaches and excellent defense and where you land manners the coach you have matters jared goff looked like a bus to a super bowl because they got sean mcvay mitch trubisky looked like a boss two made the playoffs twice matt nagy offensive guy so mac jones is a starter here’s the good news as we’ve noted where he landed is perfect it’s a patient franchise with a great coach a great coordinator a great offensive line depth at running back maybe no stars but very good at running back look at the schedule for new england 10 of the 17 games belichick faces a young quarterback is there any bet in the nfl over the last 20 years i’ll ask joy that is safer than bet belichick when he faces a young quarterback even josh allen terrible numbers it’s basically a lock it’s a lock and 10 of the 17 games with new england’s defense are against young quarterbacks now i will say this um when i whenever quarterbacks come out i always have a strong opinion and yes i i don’t consider myself a journalist or just an entertainer but it’s more fun for me when i come out with strident opinions on quarterbacks because if i’m right or wrong then you can come and shoot arrows at me and that’s what’s fun doing this job i’m not a reporter i’m not a classic journalist i’m not really a host i’m an opinionist and so i’ve always got strong opinions on all the quarterbacks and five went in the first round and the one i was most critical of was mac jones i said number one he’s hard to evaluate he never got touched in college he always played with a lead he had the best receivers best offensive line what’s the wow i don’t see it i will admit of the five first round quarterbacks for the five i still feel the same way i think zach wilson small good arm but could struggle i think trevor lawrence is the most gifted i think justin fields and trey lance it’s all about the offensive line and the support they could fail but i don’t think they will but i will say this with mac jones and i have no problem admitting i’m wrong i don’t know how great his upside is i think his ceiling is low but boy he looks comfortable he looks really really comfortable and he looked really really comfortable the first snap and i watched it and you watched it so of all five quarterbacks the one i’ve gone oh no a little better than i thought is mack jones um between the o line the run game now new england did let’s be honest here they played a lot of starters so i still think mac jones is hard to evaluate okay they open up with brian flores in that defense that is a even at home that’s a tough opener for mack jones hey it’s tough for tua but he’s got some snaps in this league but i will say this mac jones from the first snap looked like he could handle it didn’t look like he would unravel now they played a lot of starters but that’s a complex offense josh mcdaniels this is not easy it’s hard it takes weeks and he picked it up quickly his feet were good his accuracy was good his tempo was good it was good um there’s not a lot of wow factor i think his ceiling is really low but i do think young quarterbacks even with low ceilings two and mac jones can be highly effective not saying win in super bowls but they can be highly effective if they’re surrounded with the right elements and let’s we said this from day one new england was literally the perfect fit for mac jones they’ve had a guy that doesn’t look physically the part his name was brady they’ve had a guy that doesn’t move well it’s brady they’ve had a guy that’s quote smart but has a lower ceiling it’s brady so they’ve seen they’ve had this type of quarterback you know brady from big school michigan mac jones big school alabama i don’t know how to i don’t know how it’s going to work i think he could struggle against miami i think he could struggle against brian flores i can see that being a really low scoring football game where two and mack jones you know the games played inside the 20-yard line there’s not a lot of scoring but uh i’m excited for it because i think this league is built on young quarterbacks and old quarterbacks and a lot of the old quarterbacks are leaving drew brees just left brady’s close ben’s close peyton manning left a couple years ago so i’m all in on the new guys good luck mac jones hi everybody thanks for watching subscribe here to get the latest from the show also be sure to check out more of the best clips from the herd or go watch a few segments from other shows on fs1
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