Archive for January 2016
Twenty years ago I predicted the quarterback of the future would be a powerful, strong running back who could throw the ball with considerable accuracy. And today, we have Cam Newton who fits the bill perfectly. Now don’t get me wrong. I think Peyton Manning will go down in history as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game. And who knows? Before he’s finished, Cam Newton could also achieve that same level. But when it comes to Super Bowl 50, I have to go with Cam. His ability to run the ball opens a new dimension in the game allowing a quarterback to pick up 8 and 9 yards at a time when the defensive linebackers drop back to cover the wide receivers. And I think, even though Denver has a fantastic defense, Cam Newton’s performance will make the difference in the game.