Cam Newton published a video commentary on ThePlayersTribune.com today titled “In My Mind”, which he directed and produced (we’re not talking “Man on Wire” here, more like Skype with a filter). In the video, he talked about a number of things, including a healthy dose of his favorite topic, himself.
When discussing NFL career goals, Cam said exactly what you would expect Cam to say, “There’s no doubt in my mind that I will, and want to be, the greatest football player to ever to play this game.”
There it is. Should he lie?
Critics wasted no time in roasting Cam for coming off like self-absorbed jerk, while his fans say it shows the cockiness that makes him great. Par for the course for the NFL MVP.
“I will and want to be the greatest football player to ever play this game.”
— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) August 31, 2016
Today on Speak for Yourself, Colin and Jason were asked whether the video came off as over-the-top cocky, or displayed the confidence you expect from a transcendent talent.
Colin said he’s not crazy about the video, but if given the choice between a confident QB or a scared one, he’ll take confident.
“I don’t love it, but I’d rather see confidence than fear. And some of these young quarterbacks, you see Jared Goff, don’t feel like they’re ready for it.”
Jason said he’s all-in on Cam, but wasn’t buying the video and thought it lacked self awareness.
“Coming off the way he ended that Super Bowl, I wanted to hear a guy talking about the team. I think 34 times in that video he says “I”. I think 7,8 times he says “we”. I think he talks about “me” and “my” a lot. It was all about Cam.”
Cam is the definition of the polarizing superstar. Love him or hate him, you’ll watch him either way.
— Speak For Yourself (@SFY) August 31, 2016