Newton said on Boston’s sports radio WEEI Monday morning, “The first thing I said when I came home was, ‘You keep playing that kind of game, brother, and it’s going to be a permanent change.”
“You don’t need to tell me that it is for me to understand it. I get it loud and clear.”
Coach Bill Belichick had said that he left Newton out of the game, leaving the Patriots behind by 27 points, giving second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham more experience. Bellistic also stated that he is “absolutely” sticking with Newton as his starter.
“For any type of contestant, do you feel embarrassed? Yes,” Newton said Monday during a radio interview. “I don’t feel hurt by what was done. I don’t mind having this type of conversation. I’m a realist.
“I am no more afraid of my position stability than controlling the locker room. Performances like yesterday endanger [that]. It’s like, ‘Oh my God!’ Players talk, and that is what is most important to me. Knowing you will gain the trust of your coaches [is good], But I believe I want complete convenience. … It starts with no miraculous game. It is a full body of work that goes into performance on Sundays. ”
Newton finished with 98 yards on three interceptions for 98 yards, and he said that after the game he felt like he was pressing too much. He reported that when Belichick did not surprise him, he kicked him out of the game.
“I’m cohabiting,” said Newton. “I didn’t want to put one [fight]. How bad would it have been? ‘No, I’m not coming [out]! ‘He came and said,’ Stidham is ending ‘and I agreed.
“Whatever kind we have to inspire ourselves, I’m honest with myself. It doesn’t leave any kind of daring with others. When change has happened, I want to play myself and listen to myself I’m stuck on the edge, listen. Is this really what you want to do things? ‘That’s what you should be until you take that step to get better. ”
Asked if he would agree that he might feel nervous and intimidated on the field at times, Newton said: “Nervous! No. Scared. Not at all. Thinking now? It’s the one thing on which I probably can’t lift a finger. ” [as an issue]. … I don’t think we’re a six-point crime. If someone is competitive, they take it personally. things I do. ”
Asked if he has experienced any COVID-19-related “fog” since his return to the team following a Week 4 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, Newton said: “No. My goodness. I am listening a lot ‘What. It could have happened.’ It’s simple. I need to play better. ”