Should Mac Jones start over Cam Newton in Week 1? First Take debates

Should Mac Jones start over Cam Newton in Week 1? First Take debates

CAM NEWTON WILL BE BACK IN PRACTICE TODAY. HIS SITTING OUT IS OVER. SAM, SHOULD MAC JONES START THIS LINE? SAM: HE SHOULD NOT. CAM NEWTON SHOULD BE THE STARTER. WHY? BECAUSE HE HAS THE EXPERIENCE. HE IS GOING INTO HIS SECOND YEAR WITH THIS OFFENSE, AND WE KNOW IT IS DIFFICULT TO LEARN A NEW OFFENSE AFTER YOU GO TO A NEW TEAM. WE HEARD IT FROM BRADY. YEAR TWO, CAM NEWTON WILL BE BETTER THAN WHAT WE SAW IN YOUR ONE. WE KNOW ABOUT THE TIME MISSED BECAUSE OF COVID. WE KNOW THEY GOT WEAPONS ON DEFENSE AS WELL. LASTLY, I LOOK AT THE ROSTER. I LOOK AT HOW HE HAS COMPETED IN THIS COMPETITION. HE HAS CONSISTENTLY SHOWN HE IS READY TO BE THE STARTING QUARTERBACK, EVEN THOUGH MAC JONES IS KNOCKING ON THE DOOR. CAM NEWTON STEPS UP TO THE TABLE. THAT IS WHY HE SHOULD BE THE STARTING QUARTERBACK. CHARLI: LOUIS? LOUIS: THIS IS AN INTERESTING ONE FOR ME. THERE IS OBVIOUSLY INFORMATION THAT BILL AND JOSH MCDANIELS HAS THAT WE DON’T HAVE. WE ARE RELYING ON PRESS CONFERENCES AND GREAT REPORTING. NOBODY IS INTO THE PATRIOTS MORE. IT KINDA OF FRAMES OR OPINIONS ABOUT WHO SHOULD BE STARTING. HAVING TALKED TO CAM A COUPLE OF TIMES LAST YEAR IN PRODUCTION MEETINGS, THE PATRIOTS COACHING STAFF THEMSELVES SAY THAT CAM WILL BE BETTER IN YOUR TWO THEN YOUR ONE, BECAUSE OF THE WAY THAT HIS INCLUSION ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM LAST YEAR CAME ABOUT, HOW HE CAME IN THE PROCESS LATE. HE GOT SICK. MUCH OF THE TEAM WAS UP AND DOWN. HE GOT INJURED. HE HAD A SUBPAR YEAR LAST YEAR AND IS SHOWING THAT NOW, WHEN IT SETTLES THE RIGHT WAY, HE IS SOMEONE WHO CAN STILL PLAY THE GAME AT A HIGH LEVEL. THAT BEING SAID, BILL IS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO — HE ALLUDED TO IT IN THE PRESS CONFERENCE. EVERY YEAR, YOU HAVE TO REESTABLISH YOURSELF IN HIS MIND. HE IS NOT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVES IN THE TALK ABOUT THE TEAM FINISHED STRONG LAST YEAR AND CARRY IT INTO NEXT YEAR. ALWAYS USING LAST YEAR OR PREVIOUS YEARS AS A WAY TO PREDICT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE COMING YEAR — BILL DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT. EVERY YEAR IS A CLEAN SLATE FOR HIM. RIGHT NOW, BASED OFF OF WHAT YOU ARE HEARING ABOUT MAC JONES, MACK IS DOING ALL THE THINGS IN THIS SETTING HE DID DURING HIS CAREER AT ALABAMA, WHICH IS PLAY SMART FOOTBALL, MAKE QUICK DECISIONS, THROW THE FOOTBALL ACCURATELY, AND CONTINUE TO EXCEED PEOPLE’S EXPECTATIONS OF HIM, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO BEING ABLE TO PUT POINTS ON THE FOOTBALL, ON THE BOARD FOR HIS FOOTBALL TEAM, WHICH IS WHAT HE SEEMS TO BE DOING IN CONTROLLED SITUATIONS AND PRACTICE, IN SITUATIONS IN PRESEASON GAMES. AND IF THAT IS THE CASE, AND HE IS EXCELLING IN SITUATIONAL FOOTBALL, WHICH IS BILL’S NUMBER ONE CRITERIA, REGARDLESS OF THE POSITION YOU PLAY — CAN YOU EXCEL IN SITUATIONAL FOOTBALL WHEN IT MEANS THE MOST AND IT MATTERS THE MOST? THEN, YOU WILL PLAY FOR ME. I DON’T CARE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE IN THE PAST. IF YOU ARE DOING IT CURRENTLY AND I BELIEVE YOU CAN DO IT CONSISTENTLY, YOU WILL PLAY FOR ME. I HAVE LIVED THROUGH IT. MACK IS GOING TO START REGARDLESS OF HOW WE FEEL ABOUT TIM OR OTHERWISE. THAT IS WHAT THE NFL REALLY IS SUPPOSED TO BE ABOUT. THAT IS WHAT MAKES THIS SO FASCINATING, AND QUITE HONESTLY, MAYBE THE MOST INTERESTING QUARTERBACK BATTLE OF THIS ENTIRE TRAINING CAMP. KIMBERLY: I UNDERSTAND THIS IS MACK’S TEAM. EVEN CAM KNOWS HE IS ON BORROWED TIME. FOR ME, THE REAL ISSUE IS, ONCE YOU HIT THAT BUTTON AND SAY I’M GOING TO GO WITH THE REPEAT QB, YOU CANNOT GO BACKWARD. WHAT DID WE SEE LAST YEAR? WE SAW THEY WENT BACK TO FITZPATRICK, AND IT WORKED OUT IN A SENSE ON THE FIELD, BUT HE WAS QUESTIONED AND CRITICIZED FOR THAT DECISION. HEADING INTO THIS YEAR, EVERYBODY IS LIKE, IS TO –IS TUA REALLY THE GUY IN MIAMI? WE WANT TO SEE THE CONFIDENCE COACHES HAVING THESE ROOKIE QB’S. LEWIS — LOUIS SAID IT. EVERYBODY EXPECTS HIM TO BE BETTER IN YEAR TWO, NO COVID, KNOCK ON WOOD. YOU START WITH A VETERAN. IF THE VETERAN DOES NOT DO WITH THE VETERAN IS SUPPOSED TO DO, YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A KID ON THE BENCH WATCHING, LEARNING, SEEING WHAT NOT TO DO, SO THAT WHEN HE GETS THAT MOMENT — AND LISTEN, RIGHT NOW, IT IS PRESEASON. MACK HAS BEEN VERY GOOD TO THIS POINT, BUT WHEN I SEE HIM FOR REAL IN A REGULAR-SEASON GAME, I WILL HAVE THE CONFIDENCE TO KNOW HE HAS WATCHED A LITTLE BIT AND HE IS READY TO ROLL. SAM: I THINK THE BIGGER ISSUE AND THE BIGGER POINT IS THIS. LEWIS — LUIS MADE THE POINT THAT EVERY YEAR UNDER BILL BELICHICK YOU HAVE TO REESTABLISH YOURSELF. NOTHING IS GIFTWRAPPED TO A PLAYER OR A COACH. WHAT CAM NEWTON HAS DONE — WHAT CAM NEWTON HAS DONE THIS PRESEASON WAS TO GO AND EARN THAT JOB. WE ALL THOUGHT THIS WAS MACK’ HIS JOB. WEEK ONE PRESEASON GAME, MAC LOOK PHENOMENAL. AND THEN CAM COMES ON PERFORMING AND PERFORMING. YOU KNOW WHAT BILL BELICHICK NEEDS? THIS IS A QUARTERBACK COMPETITION, BUT CAM IS STEPPING UP TO THE LEVEL HE NEEDS TO BE AT. MAC JONES LOOKS GOOD, BUT CAM NEWTON AT THIS POINT — PEOPLE ARE SAYING MAC JONES IS MAKING ALL OF THESE GREAT PASSES IN PRACTICE AND THE PRESEASON. BUT CAM NEWTON HAS SHOWN WHAT HE NEEDS IN TERMS OF COMPETING. NOTHING AGAI
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Should Mac Jones start over Cam Newton in Week 1? First Take debates

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