Cam Newton To Patriots A Done Deal?
Is Cam Newton to the New England Patriots a done deal? It would appear not, based on recent comments made by an NFL insider.
Scott Pioli worked for the Patriots for an eight-year stretch between 2000 and 2008. During that span, he won three championships.
He does not see a scenario where Newton and Bill Belichick work well together.
“The Patriots thing is interesting because I’ve heard a lot of people talk about that,” Pioli said on CBS Sports Radio.
“And in my mind, having spent as much time with Bill as I did, I don’t see those two coexisting together.
“The personalities and the beliefs of how the game should be played and is played . . . it seems like oil and water. Now as soon as I say that, what’s gonna happen next week is they’ll probably sign him.”
Scott also shared a story about being on the other side of 28-3.
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Essentially, there is no viable pathway for a partnership here.
“But I just see them as being very different personalities and having very different approaches to the game. Bill understands — he believes in football more than entertainment. Cam believes that football and entertainment are almost equal partners. In which this day it is, but Bill has the soul of a football man and I couldn’t see that one working out too well. And if it did it would have to be for probably one season.”
Will Newton end up with New England when it is all said and done? Probably not.