Cam Newton Downplays Nerves Ahead of NFC Championship Game

January 21, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Cam Newton has played in plenty of big games dating back to his national title and Heisman Trophy season with the Auburn Tigers in 2010. And the NFL MVP favorite insists that nerves will not be a factor as he prepares for the biggest game of his career.
Speaking Wednesday about his Carolina Panthers taking on the Arizona Cardinals in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, Newton downplayed the notion that anxiety would get the best of him with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line, per David Newton of ESPN.com:
I don’t get nervous. I’ve been playing football for too long for me to get nervous. I used to dream of being in this type of position. This is why you play football games. I idolized the quarterbacks that would be in these positions and dream like, ‘Man, I hope, I pray I get an opportunity to do it.’
These are things Newton is supposed to say in the context of preparing for a colossal game; however, it’s hard to imagine he isn’t s...

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