Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:56 PM
Continued from post above...
Someone asks about his being thrust into a leadership role and Cam says it's harder to lead a 1-5 team than a 5-1 team. He says "to be frank with you, we just have to play harder." He says people can say "Keep Pounding" easily without knowing what it really means.
Cam is asked about Hurney's comment about lack of leadership in locker room. Cam says there isn't enough consistent leadership and that players should take Hurney's comment as a challenge to be better.
Person asks about Cam's reaction to Hurney firing. Cam says "I got a dose of what this business is like on Monday." He says we all knew the process was going to be "up and down" but says that there are things he (Cam) could have done on the field to help Marty keep his job. Says Marty is a high-character guy. Says he supports Richardson.
On how to avoid losing spirit this year: Cam says just be more consistent and mentions 3-and-outs. Says that some of our close games shouldn't have even been close when you watch the tape. Cam says some guys have been putting in a lot of effort in film room and weightroom.
On importance of taking care of football this Sunday: Says it's a key to the game (duh). Says the Bears roster is extremely experienced and their defense is set apart by their veteran knowledge of their defensive system.
Cam is asked whether he looks to see what people are saying about him. Cam says he doesn't but that the reporters keep him informed enough with their questions. He says that if the Panthers were winning, "everyone in here would be smiling."
On whether he's spoken with Richardson since Hurney firing: He says he did, but went off on a "players need to play" tangent and didn't give any details of conversation with Richardson.
All in all, a pretty disjointed interview. Cam has some trouble expressing himself clearly, and I think people in the media need to better appreciate that when they take him to task on comments he makes. I really liked his demeanor here; he seems ready to go to me.