Cam Newton ‘Embarrassed’ Over Performance In Blowout Loss, Knows His Job Is In Jeopardy

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Cam Newton was bad.

But just how bad?

9-of-15 for 98 yards with three interceptions bad.

Zero touchdown passes in back-to-back games bad.

Forcing us to consider the opinion of Jeff Garcia bad.

Yeah, bad.

Bill Belichick said he’s “absolutely” sticking with Newton as his starter heading into a Week 7 game against the AFC East-leading Bills, but Cam knows that his job is as secure as a virgin at prom.

“I don’t feel offended by what was done. I don’t feel offended having this type of conversation. I’m a realist,” Newton told WEEI.

“I don’t fear my position stability more so than controlling the locker room. Performances like yesterday jeopardize [that]. It’s like, ‘Oh my God!’ Players talk, and that’s what’s most important to me. Knowing you have your coaches’ belief [is good], but my belief is that I want to have the whole facility. …It doesn’t start with no miraculous play. It’s a whole body of work that goes into performing on Sunday.”

For the first time since 2002 the Patriots have lost three straight, on a day when Tom Brady became the NFL’s all-time leader in touchdown passes. As a New Englander who runs on Dunkin’ and Parliaments, the dopamine dropoff has been sudden and painful. I’M HAVING NIGHT SWEATS MAN.

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