You are having an argument with a complete stranger on the internet over a kid that you don't know personal simply because the person choose to argue against the way in which the kid is being treated by the media and in your mind I'm a troll, okay.
You have a nice evening.
you're making a mountain out of a mole hill and you are reading between lines to find messages that just simply aren't there except in your own tiny little head.
it's that simple.
a kid was just complimented on his growth. doesn't matter what color he is. i don't care what color he is. my 4 year old daughter doesn't care what color he is (because in my home i raise my family to believe that people are people regardless of what they look like and deserve to be respected and treated equally).
he's a massively talented young kid who is having to mature in front of us. just like anyone, he has to learn to improve the way he talks to people. how to be more tactful. he also is having to grow into a leader which means that he's going to have to focus his attention on leading others, most of them vets with a whole lot more experience than him and a lot more age. he has to learn to properly motivate others, something that takes years to learn. something that you never stop learning. he has to learn that his demeanor on the sidelines and on the field and the comments he makes outside have an impact and he has to alter that so that he can be effective.
this is all something that is true with any QB on any team regardless of the school they come from, offensive system they are in, or color of their skin. actually that is true for any leader. him being CAM NEWTON aka SUPERMAN doesn't change that.
what's the good news? he's getting it. this thread and those quotes and that article was addressing the fact that people he plays with who have really liked him as a man and who have been respecting him as a player and a really talented individual are now respecting him as a leader because he's growing and he's getting it.
he wasn't going to step right into that role of leader and take over that team. it wasn't going to be given to him. it was going to have to be him adjusting and learning how to be the guy this team needs to help them win games and championships. while he's learning this, some of the seasoned pros are going to have not just expectations, but a very clear idea of what it means to be a pro and what is needed to be effective and when they offer that advice or suggestions, he better damn well listen. why? because he's still just a kid. it's got nothing to do with his skin. it has everything to do with him being young.
you come in here to our teams fan forum and start throwing around all kinds of accusations about how cam is being disrespected because of his color or whatever when the vast majority of people here are just glad to have him as their QB. sure...he's going to have to overcome critics, just like everybody. but he will in time make everyone who doubted what he can do eat their words.
it won't be some guy running his mouth and screaming that the world is a against him. his actions will do more to prove his case than any words could ever do. the only thing that you do is make yourself look like a foolish and tiny little man who is so fixated on one little aspect that you aren't capable of seeing the big picture.
you think that this may mean i'm blind, but i can assure you i'm not. i can, however, assure you that you have blinders on that keep you narrow-minded. for your own benefit i hope someday you can take those blinders off so you can join the human race rather than trying to be an obstinate bump in the road.