Do the Patriots have enough on offense to get it done?
This has been a topic for the last several weeks and a few weeks ago, Cam Newton said on The Greg Hill Show that the answers are in the Patriots locker room.
Following a 18-12 loss to the Broncos to fall to 2-3 on the year, Newton was asked on the show Monday morning if he still believes what he said?
“Yes, sir," he responded. "I mean, the grass is not always greener on the other side -- a wise man once told me that. It just comes down to us producing better and that is playing better, that’s playing situational football better. A lot of times, and mentally looking back at the game, that was just a sloppy display of football. For the first couple of series’, it was just different people taking turns making mistakes. That cannot happen. Offensive football is the ultimate team sport where even one person not doing their job, it shows. I think it showed yesterday.”
Newton seems to believe if the offense cleans up mental mistakes, it will be just fine and it is not time to panic.
“Offensive football is the ultimate team sport," he said. "Just the lackluster performance of not having your head in the right position on a block can be the difference in the gain of two or the gain of 12. For us, we just have to control our narrative and we need 11 guys focusing on one assignment, not one guy trying to focus on 11 assignments. I think if we have that type of mentality, I think we will be good.
"There’s no need to press the panic button. There’s no need to start reinventing the wheel. We have the answers, and I’ll say it again, we have the answers in that locker room. And we’ll get guys back hopefully and some guys need to mend and heal up. But yet through it all, it is our job as players to produce. I know looking at eye balls in that locker room and competitors as people who just seize the moment and make the most of every opportunity, we will get that job done.”
The Patriots will host the 49ers this coming Sunday at Gillette Stadium.