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Sport Cam Newton defends controversial final play call in loss to Seahawks

06:40  07 october  2020
06:40  07 october  2020 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Cam Newton defended the New England Patriots' final play call in their loss to the Seattle Seahawks and said he could have done a better job. The New England Patriots had a chance to defeat the Seattle Seahawks on the final play of the game on Sunday night, but the designed run

The New England Patriots had a chance to defeat the Seattle Seahawks on the final play of the game on Sunday night, but the designed run they called for Cam Newton was stuffed at the goal line. Many felt offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels should have gone with a passing play, but Newton strongly believes it was the right call.

a football player holding a bat on a baseball field: Sep 20, 2020; Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) is tackled shy of the goal line for the final play of a 35-30 loss against the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. © Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Sep 20, 2020; Patriots quarterback Cam Newton (1) is tackled shy of the goal line for the final play of a 35-30 loss against the Seahawks at CenturyLink Field.

Newton said after his team’s 35-30 loss that it’s possible the Patriots “went to the well one too many times,” but he said the play came down to execution. He was even more adamant in defending the call during his appearance on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” Tuesday.

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Newton said he watched the tape of the play and felt he could have bounced it outside. You can see from the angle below that he probably could have gotten to the corner, though that’s easier to say in hindsight.

As Newton mentioned, the quarterback power run had been successful the previous three times McDaniels called it in the game. Belichick also defended the decision and said he has no issue with the Patriots calling their “best play.”

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Cam Newton saved his best for last. And the Seahawks have to live with another blown fourth quarter lead in a 27-23 Panthers win in Seattle. Short had two tackles for loss , two sacks and a key deflected pass. Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril was also dominant, even if it didn't show up in the box score.


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The big takeaway is the accountability from Newton. He’s quickly established himself as a leader in New England by doing and saying all of the right things. If you want to know whether he has earned the respect of his teammates, look no further than what Matthew Slater said after Sunday’s game.

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New England's offense certainly has seen better days. Against the Broncos, Newton completed 17-of-25 passes for 157 yards and two interceptions. He added 76 yards and one touchdown rushing.  So far this season, the Patriots offense ranks 14th in the NFL and 25th in passing. They shouldn't necessarily be dubbed as a disaster just yet, though ... especially after practicing just once last week in preparation for the Broncos due to a COVID-19 outbreak. However, if the poor play continues, the Patriots may be in trouble for the first time in two decades.

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