Cam Newton has expressed his annoyance about what he feels is the NFLs failure to provide him with protection on the field
Cam Newton has expressed his frustration about what he feels is the NFLs failure to provide him with protection on the field.
Newtons father had spoken out earlier in the season after the Carolina Panthers quarterback had taken several helmet-to-helmet hittings, for which opponent defenders were not penalized. On Sunday, Cam Newton was incensed when Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle smashed into the quarterbacks knees but was not penalized.
Enough is enough, Newton said after Carolinas 30 -2 0 win over Arizona on Sunday. I dont think theres a person that can go through what I go through and keep their head, you know what Im saying? Makes to the head, thats one thing, but when youre not protected in the pocket, thats another thing. It became the histories of my life ever since I came in[ to the league ]. Its always, Oh, we missed that, Im sorry. Thats bull crap.
Newton said he intends to talk to the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell about his treatment. I merely cant keep accept, Oh, we missed that one, or I apologize for doing that or I didnt see it. Newton said. Thats horse crap. Coming from a person whos been fined before, coming from a person who everybodys expecting a lot from, Im still going. But yet, when you constantly assure the hittings, when you constantly assure flags being picked up and flags not being thrown, and to ensure other quarterbacks getting it for lesser physical reaches, its taking the fun for me out. Im only being honest about that.
Newton was not the only person complaints about a lack of protection on Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith had to leave the field twice after taking makes to the head in his squads game against the Indianapolis Colts. On one occasion the Colts safety Clayton Geathers pushed Smiths head into the turf and was not punished.