Black & Blue Review- “No offense, but I find all media comical at times,” Newton said, via Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review. “I think you guys’ profession you can easily take back what you say. There’s not danger when somebody says it. If it was a pay cut or an incentive, picking teams each and every week you get a raise I guarantee people would watch what they say."
“If you make a bold statement and you’re correct, you should get X-amount increase. But If you make a bold statement and it goes the other way, you get a deduction. And it goes straight to the Cam Newton Foundation.”
Say what you want about Cam Newton, but the man values accountability. How can you possibly have a problem with that? Why shouldn't people be held financially responsible for their performance on the job? Why should someone get paid the same amount when they make the wrong decisions as they do when they make the right decisions? Yeah, it's a bit ridiculous to expect media members to predict the outcome of something as unpredictable as sporting events with any consistency. Sure, they have absolutely no control over the athletes of whom they are making educated guesses. However, how can we expect them to perform to the best of their abilities if their paycheck isn't on the line? I bet they don't even put any thought into it. Probably just close their eyes and pick winners out of a hat. Pretty sure none of the experts even knew that Greg Olsen was the Panthers only receiving threat when they tempered their expectations prior to the season. Surely they didn't see Kelvin Benjamin was out for the year when they picked them to miss the playoffs. That's what's wrong with the media these days. They just frivolously pick who they think is going to win without any facts. It's sad really. These analysts that can't tell me the exact result of parody ridden NFL games before they even start are compromising the integrity of the sport as we know it.
While we are on the subject Cam, what do you think you deserve to get paid for the first half of last season when your quarterback rating resembled my grade in freshman calculus? What's your contract say, $20 million a year? I was thinking like 6 cents on the dollar for each abominable performance. Seems pretty reasonable for the dime-a-dozen debacles you were putting up on a weekly basis. Now those were fucking comical. If you're going to start stipulating the contracts of the media then it's only right you do the same for yourself. Wouldn't want to be labeled a hypocrite or anything. I mean, if people that have no impact on the outcome are going to be risking their livelihood then it's only right the person that is directly responsible for the results does the same, no? That might work out for you this season, but not so much in year's past. It's a good thing Cam Newton isn't sensitive or anything, that would be a terrible trait for a quarterback to have.