Giants DE Justin Tuck Isn’t Feeling Cam Newton

It should come as a surprise to no one that Cam Newton hasn’t started making friends in the NFL just yet. The self-proclaimed entertainer and icon really hasn’t endeared himself to his future co-workers. Justin Tuck is no different. Speaking at a panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston, Tuck had this to say…

“Would I take him at No. 1? Absolutely not.” He went on to say, “In this league, the athletic quarterbacks don’t last long. It’s the quarterbacks that can sit in the pocket and take a picture of whatever defense we’re in and know in 0.3 seconds that a hot slant is going to be open, or in two seconds, with this pump fake, that safety’s gonna step up. … It’s those guys that [teams] are looking for, and I don’t think Cam is that player yet.”

And something for Cam Newton to chew on…

“If he comes into the league doing what he did in college, he won’t be in this league for very long.”

Well Cam, how do you feel about that one? I’m waiting for him to try and question the credibility of  a Pro Bowl DE and one of the more well-liked guys in the NFL. Fact of the matter is Tuck is probably right. I don’t see Cam Newton having longevity in the NFL. More importantly, I don’t think anyone wants him to be around that long.

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