The 2015-2016 NFL season was a roller coaster ride for the Carolina Panthers. After suffering a loss in Super Bowl 50 against the Denver Broncos, Cam Newton‘s reaction has been the talk of the media. While they concentrate on him walking out of the press conference, he’s been know to be a pretty happy guy all around. We decided to compile 26 Cam Newton Quotes Before and After Super Bowl 50 so that you can see just how much the attitude changed.
While Broncos fans were busy celebrating the big victory a lot of media outlets couldn’t seem to shake coverage of Newton. He walked out of a press conference and has been the subject of debate ever since. He made the transition from the bubbly, dancing quarterback to completely distraught over the loss. It’s understandable that a quarterback who lost a potentially career defining game after a near perfect season doesn’t want to talk to the media.
However, the argument is that Newton should have sat there and handled the loss in a better way. Some are saying that it showed a lack of sportsmanship but Newton remains unapologetic for the way he handled the press released and vowed that he would not change for anyone. Either way the 26 Cam Newton Quotes Before and After Super Bowl 50 will give you a pretty good look at Newton’s transition over the years.
“Control what you can control. Don’t lose sleep worrying about things that you don’t have control over because, at the end of the day, you still won’t have any control over them.”
“Winning is contagious, you know its a thought. It’s not something that just happens on Sundays. You know that’s something, like you have to live like a winner. You have to think like a winner. You have to eat like a winner. Everything that you do with life, you gotta be a winner.”
“I’m an example of why people deserve second chances.”
“Music can bring about different vibes on the field, off the field, urban life, going to church, leaving church. Everything the world may bring, there’s a song for it to put you in the right frame of mind.”
“You don’t go into the game to compete. You go into each game to win.”
“Not to sound arrogant, but what I did in one year, others couldn’t do in their entire collegiate careers.”
“What happens when you take a lion out of the safari and try to take him to your place of residence and make him a house pet? It ain’t going to happen. That’s the type of person that I am. I’m that lion.”
“When people see you do alright, then you start winning their hearts. It’s not going to come easy, though. It doesn’t matter how many people you do right, you’re still going to be hated by so many others. You can’t live your life trying to make everybody happy.”
“The only thing that’s going to get you away from all the talk is winning.”
“It’s no secret that I am not afraid to shine bright and be festive, and I like to encourage that in others.”
“It has to be a contagious thing…One person is not going to just take this team to the promised land.”
“In college, you had to worry about that math class or this exam that’s coming up on Tuesday, but not in the professionals. You eat, sleep, and do everything related to your craft – and your craft is football. You can be at it from sunup to sundown.”
“Most of the time, I don’t really give people a chance. I have a wall up. I’m always protecting who I am. Thinking about my brand. I make it hard on people. Sometimes, it’s a good thing. Sometimes, it’s a bad thing.”
“Tom Brady is good, real good…but he plays in same league as I do.”
“We’re just out here every single day trying to do the best that we can.”
“I don’t ever want to seem like I’m trying to command attention through the way I dress – but I have certainly been known to wear everything from a flamboyant suit to something very mellow and classic. I aim to just look and feel confident.”
“The quarterback is an extension of the coach and has a certain type of swagger mentality, on and off the field.”
“Genuine people, at this stage of my life, are very scarce. That’s unfortunate. Most of the time, I don’t really give people a chance. I have a wall up. I’m always protecting who I am. Thinking about my brand.”
“I pray for discretion every single night, that I can see through people, see what their greater good is. Sometimes that individual ‘wows’ you by the eye, but when it come to heart to heart, that person’s not there for you. That’s not just females. That may be friends, people who come into your life just to use you for who you are.”
“I’m not going to entertain something that took place not three months, not six months, not a year but two years ago. I’m not going to sit up here and say anything about it, whether I did or did not do it, because I don’t want to beat a dead horse talking about it. It’s not going to affect me any way, shape or fashion.”
“Winning excuses everything.”
“I know when it’s getting close to game time, I create a different playlist for each and every game. Before the game, to game time, to warm-ups, going to the stadium, I have a different playlist that puts me in a different mode.”
“Seeing the same coverages, the same personnel, and for us to change the whole scenery, and bring somebody else in that’s necessarily competitive, a professional competitiveness, where guys are respecting each other’s careers, but yet are getting better. For us [players] to come out here and a get a win, I think it helped us with those practices.”
“A person that says, ‘Losing is not difficult,’ I don’t even want to be around that person. And obviously, that person has never won anything relevant in their life.”
“They just played better than us. I don’t know what you want me to say. They made more plays than us, and that’s what it comes down to. We had our opportunities. It wasn’t nothing special that they did. We dropped balls, we turned the ball over, gave up sacks, threw errant passes. That’s it. They scored more points than us.”
“I’m done man.” – Final words before walking out of the press conference.