FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The past few days have gone exactly as Cam Newton expected them to inside the Patriots’ team facility after his first loss as New England’s starting quarterback.
“It wasn’t a lot of smiling going on. Still not a lot of smiling going on,” Newton said Thursday.
Though he insisted there was no subliminal message in him wearing a “happily miserable” T-shirt during his video conference with reporters, it’s clear Newton is quickly embracing a culture in which only winning is worthy of praise for a franchise with six Lombardi Trophies.
“We’re in Week 2. This is the NFL. We’re 1-1. I wouldn’t be overly jolly about our record or where we stand right now. That’s just honest,” he said.
Still, while there were a lot of questions surrounding the Patriots’ prospects this season following the departure of Tom Brady, Newton’s play over the first two games