Cam Newton gave a speech and answered questions at the Big Atlantic Classic Tip-Off Banquet on Sunday (the one where RG3 couldn't make it). And while he was there, so was The Register Herald to interview him or summarize it.
In the article, Cam discussed the Kalil SB prediction/Ad, and the effect it had on the team. The Panthers not making the playoffs in 2012. The current elite "Old Guard" vs the young, potentially elite "New Guard" QB's (I know that's a hot topic here lately); his views on the Panthers, as well as a Super Bowl prediction, and why.
The article also mentions his interaction with the crowd; Stating he sang Happy Birthday to a fan (I'm guessing it was a female one, or little kid, otherwise that would be kinda awkward, don't ya think)? He allegedly signed upwards of 1000 autographs (Yikes/Good Grief!)--before and after the event, and answered about 30 audience questions.
He even caught a fans pass. Wow! They got their moneys worth for sure. I hope Cam did to?.... Just kidding. LOL.
Here is an excerpt when asked about the Old guard Elite QB's, such as Brady, Manning. Brees. Rogers, etc., vs the potential New Guard Elite QB's in himself, RG3, Wilson, Luck and Kaepernick:
I like that answer. And notice how complimentary, thoughtful and inclusive Cam is, when discussing other players? However, he somehow has a reputation--by some for being a selfish, inconsiderate, narcissist-type thug. SMH.
Cam also had a Q & A session after his talk. Here's one of the exchanges:
Before others freak out: Telling a Carolina fan this after a paid dinner, doesn't equate to a Kalil type prediction. LOL.
I'm too lazy at the moment to give further highlights or insight. It's a decent article, if it's just to hear Cam's Post Season comments on the Panthers and the NFL (instead of viewing his photo's by stalkers, I meant Auburn classmates posted on the Internet), while waiting for the Super Baugh, finally, and the draft in April. Here's the link.
Actually, no one really ever said that about Cam outside of those in the media who set out to tear down imae during the draft. Those quotes came directly from Nolan and the so called "unnamed sources," and folks who act like Cam owes them something.
BTW, thanks for the write up.