My first instinct was to make fun of him. After all, he looks ridiculous. Running around fist pumping while Cam Newton is dabbing in the end zone. Meanwhile, the rest of their teammates are pushing and shoving in the middle of the field. The scene was equal parts absurd and hilarious, but that's one of the reasons that I want to give him a pass, because his dumb ass celebration was just as necessary to the this display as Cam's was. Maybe even more so. In fact, if this was a movie Cam would be the lead but he wouldn't get an award for his performance. Sean Weatherspoon, on the other hand, is without a doubt walking away with a 'Best Supporting Actor' nomination.
Like I said, I love that the guy celebrated, but he's pretty oblivious for doing so, right? I don't play in the NFL and even I know that Cam Newton always -against all odds- gets the ball over the goal line. It's like the most impressive part of his game, and that's saying a lot for a future NFL MVP. It doesn't even matter where he takes off from. He could leave his feet at the 20, and if I was playing against Cam Newton I would just walk off the field at the end of the play assuming that my perception was off. I would need to see the ref spot the ball, wait ten seconds for a challenge flag, and give myself a quick punch in the dick to prove I wasn't dreaming. Few things are certain in life. Death, taxes, Cam Newton breaking the plane. I appreciate the guy's optimism, but his awareness could use some work. Work I would rather see not done, because watching football players make asses out of themselves is far more entertaining then watching them use their oft-compromised brains.