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How's it going? Ray Lawrence, are you? So this is our second time trying.
It's I did have a beautiful lake view in front of me the last time.
One of us and see it then.
Probably not little bit.
But unfortunately, here in the wilderness, you just dropped connection, huh? But I'm sitting here near a beach 86 degree weather.
We're about to talk about the Patriots signing Cam Newton.
I've never been I've never wanted to hear I told you so More than I'm going to hear from you today, my friend.
That is that it's it.
It's funny because I got backlash.
Not really. Necessarily so much from you.
You were more of Ah, I'd love to have him, but how can the patriots sign him? But I was I was all on board.
What? Camden to the Fae trees from the get go.
I was I thought, man, this would be an excellence.
I've always thought that Cam Cam before it's too injuries.
It's foot injury.
Obviously, last year in a shoulder injury to your or May, he was playing so well.
And if he's healthy and these injuries air behind him, he is going to do so much for Josh McDaniels and that offense that Tom Brady couldn't do.
I got so much backlash earlier today talking about you know how Cam is going to be a better quarterback for the Patriots this year.
Better than what Tom Brady was for New England last year.
I got a thana backlash because obviously there's a lot of people out there to support Tom Brady.
And I wasn't saying that Tom Brady can't be a good quarterback.
I was saying that.
I think that Cameron Newton was a better fit now for the Patriots.
Then what? Tom Brady is as a fit now for the Patriots just because of skill sets.
What are your thoughts? Um, yeah, I'm super excited for bringing Cam Newton.
Um, and it's funny because you and I were always on the same page I've loved, like I always wanted to see Cam Newton come to the Patriots I talked about it a lot.
I was screaming about a last night and I said, You know, I've been talking about this for three months.
I just never saw it happen.
And it's funny because you and I have talked about Doc Press Cotton.
He's got to take the last money we talked about Colin Kaepernick.
He's gonna have to take better minimum.
We talked about all these different guys.
We never put Cam Newton in that category.
We said he may have toe one.
They do it, but we didn't think he was a guy who deserved have to take the lower money.
Which is exactly why I thought Cam Newton will never play for the New England Patriots, even though I love it.
Do when I found out yesterday I've been up north.
I've been its candidate weekend here, So we've been just celebrated our nation's birthday, having fun, and I get a text with my boy.
Do you think your patriots now I'm like, What the hell are you talking about? You know, click on Google.
What's going on? And I see they signed Cam Newton.
Dude, what a night last night.
I mean, we're eating dinner.
I was getting smiling from ear to ear.
Listen, I'm gonna be cautious the way I talk about Tom Brady because Patriot fans get upset with me.
When I talked about about Tom Brady, Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback to ever play the game.
I'll make that argument till the day I die.
Um, I don't think that from a home is going over for take over, take him.
I think it's gonna be a long time before we see somebody actually challenging Tom Brady any what he accomplished in what he has done throughout his career.
Saying that Tom Brady didn't have the best of receivers last season, Tom Brady's offensive line was beat up.
Tom Brady's an old man, and I think that we could say that Brady was seeing ghosts a little bit last season.
I think that he was getting rid of that football little quickly, especially the pressure he was under blame.
The offensive line not put it on. Brady.
A guy like Cam Newton can survive not having an offensive line and what I'm excited about.
What the Patriots this year is.
We're getting a former first overall pick.
We're getting a former M V P.
We're getting a guy that went to the Super Bowl.
Here's the thing, Lawrence with this defense.
Special teams run game.
Offensive line healthy.
I don't need Cam Newton to play like the 2015 Cam Newton.
I need Cam Newton to be a gay manager that makes the occasional play.
You what I mean, and I think that this team is good enough.
It's also, when you look at it, it's a little risk for the Patriots maximum of $7.
5 million all in incentives.
This is you want to talk about? Approve it. Contract.
This is a proven contract from making your money.
This is a proven contract to the entire NFL.
Um, I'm not a guy who doubted Jared Stadium, but I was never a guy who would endorse Jared Stadium.
I thought that we could have.
He could have surprised a lot of people.
I'm also somebody is, you know, through our discussions that never counted out the Patriots what I never counted them in, either.
I told you that team could win anywhere between 12 games to two games, right? It was all going to depend on what happens even if I get a shell of Cam Newton.
I feel more confidence going into this season with a veteran quarterback who's been there, done that.
Who has the arm, that he has the legs.
And he has the skill set that he has.
Allowing Josh McDaniels to do things like Carpio's, allowing Josh McDaniels to run more bootlegs.
Yeah, House, you know, and we're also Cam Newton.
Let's face it, he's a guy.
He's had Christian McCaffrey and Steve Smith and Greg Olsen.
It's not like he's a guy who's had just a star studded lineup his whole entire career.
He knows how to play with Mohammed Sunu, Jacoby Meyers, Nikkila Harry Obviously Julian Edelman star wide receiver.
But he's got those running backs.
He's got another McCaffrey and Rex Burkhead and James White coming out of the backfield.
Now I'm not saying there is good as Christian McCaffrey.
I haven't gone off my rocker.
What what I am saying is is we've got and we've got a team that's set up for a Cam Newton, and I'm seeing a lot of Patriots fans Lawrence talking about I still I'm still my guy all these is a camp guy.
He's not going to get through training camp.
There's a reason my avatar Twitter is now Cam Newton and the Patriots jersey ripping the Superman.
You know? Say Cam Newton.
Mark my words, Lawrence, I'm putting the guarantee now.
Unless there's a catastrophic injury can Newt will be playing Week one for the New England Patriots.
Um, Dude, we just went from the Patriots have done the dynasties over.
They're not gonna make the playoffs.
The bill, you know, the East is wide open the Bills division.
The FCC has got a lot more interesting, baby and Lawrence, I am now confident to look you in the eye.
And I think I watched your years breakdown of it on it last night.
Great job, by the way.
Thank you. I'm ready.
I'm ready to look you in the eye and say body still runs through New England now.
Ah, the E still runs through New England.
Well, I mean, New England did win the division last year.
Uh, they they have the best defense in football.
I don't know if they still do, we're gonna find out they've got a great secondary.
They lost a few pieces up front.
Um, but you gotta What I like about the Cam Newton signing is all right.
People want to say, Oh, Newton, he's fallen off.
But he didn't fall.
He is actually getting better as a pocket quarterback before the shoulder injury, right? I mean everybody that he's a 50% completion percentage guy in 2018 he threw the ball 471 times, completing 68% of them.
You know, 3400 yards, 24 touchdowns.
That sounds like the kind of guys that you're gonna want on this New England team.
That sounds like a game managing guy.
Obviously, he still gets his 506 100 yards rushing from scrambling with you something that you would never, ever get from Tom Brady.
He's also got that cannon of an arm, which means something else Tom Brady could not do.
The last couple seasons is when a receiver had just a small window where in which he was open, he couldn't just sit the ball in.
I'll just on the fly and get it there in a hurry, right? He had to make sure that, you know when he threw the football that there was open space in front of the receiver.
That way he could lead them because he couldn't.
He didn't have zit on it.
Cam can do that.
Which opens up so much more for this Patriots offense.
Obviously, you talked about how Brady was seeing some ghost.
He's throwing the football away down in fetal position with no one around him a couple times right last year because that clock in his head went off and, like every quarterback has it.
And he probably felt something that he didn't realize wasn't there anymore because an offensive lineman adjusted or something, and, you know, he gave up on the play.
Cam's not that kind of get me wrong, you know, because then you're trying to extend something that doesn't need to extend.
You do need to throw the football away Occasionally, you do need to take a sack occasionally, but I think I really think that Josh McDaniels has got a weapon with him that is going to be really fun to watch this year.
Um, I had the Patriots win in six, maybe seven games this season.
I could easily see them going nine or 10 wins this season.
In my opinion, easily, I'm not saying that's their maximum saying that's their floor right with Cam, especially if he stays healthy, like you said, unless something catastrophic happens, I fully agree with him.
I think him champs coming into this with the mindset of everyone's counted me out.
I just got fired from my old job because I got hurt because they couldn't take care of me.
You know, behind, they get rid of me.
He's will come in here and out here just to play well.
He's coming out to prove the world wrong, and I think he's gonna have a really good season because that's generally how it happens when you have a quarterback or any player.
Really, that was just counted out, that that was good in the first place.
I mean, you have, you see it all the time, guys like Randy Moss and stuff like that.
You know, you have this all the time where he'll go to a different team because he got dropped.
Now when they're older, there's a difference.
You know, teams might drop someone when they're older because they were really losing everything.
I mean, that's You can't say that he was dropped because of this play because he only played two games last season and it was hurt the whole time.
And he had a good 2018.
Yes, very until until his shoulder got busted.
So this was this was the Panthers moving on from Cam Newton? This, uh, not because of.
Maybe they want to go in a different direction with their new offense because you know, you head coach and stuff.
Um, yeah, I know.
I'm so I'm so excited about the move.
And nobody plays better on a Patriots team than a player with a chip on his shoulder.
Let's not forget to.
We're gonna have a motivated Julian Edelman this year who feels like he's been disrespected by the loss of Tom Brady, cause people are saying, you know, element only was we was because of Brady.
He's gonna have it's under proved, you know, Nunes not only playing for contract, he's playing for respect.
He's playing for everything that, um, you know, a player in the NFL wants.
So I think it's gonna be a really, really good fit for the Patriots.
I think that, um, we may only have camp for one year.
He's a good bridge guy.
I'll tell you what.
Anybody who's ST Tank for Trevor, that is now gone.
The patron saint ain't tanking would trouble for trouble Lawrence's Cam Newton behind the helm.
And I'm looking forward to tomorrow when I get back on the stream with you and Joe, because I know that he's gonna have a lot to say, even though I think he secretly agrees with the with the thing.
But, um, no, I mean, I'm excited.
I am just Ah, I mean, I went from really worried to feeling a lot more confident heading into this season, especially if Cam Newton stays healthy.
Um, Lawrence, I think I have to call it quits from here.
I'm hacking your hacking up a lot on me, and I know it's because of me, because my service gives dropping in and out.
Um, and I don't wanna miss sitting an important or start cutting out on you when we're talking.
Okay, Well, all right.
Well, the stream still looks good on SportsCastr, but I appreciate you taking the time out using up your data there on your phone to join me to talk about all this, Man.
Uh, thanks for having me. I'm so excited.
I know when When he put it out there today, Boss knew that I was off.
But I was like, There ain't no way I'm just going to sit here on the beach, uh, and let these guys Sybil Cam Newton without me.
Man, I think that's what I was like.
You know you won't join.
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