Wow, that sure is some unique and original opinion you have there. So edgy.
"I'll tell you, that damn S.cam Newton needs to stop having fun out there... with his uppity celebration. You never see classy guys like Brady do that. Act like you been there before S.cam!"
Yeah, Brady just throws complete bitch fits on the sidelines and puts his teammates down instead. Let's hope Cam learns from this paragon of class so the media can rip him a new asshole the size of Jupiter the moment he does it.
Where you been? White people don't throw fits. They show passion.
Why are people having such a hard time with this? Do you even look at who AZ has left on their schedule? If they win out that means the 49ers get another loss. We hold the tiebreaker over SF. We win one more game and we are in. We control our playoff destiny. It doesn't matter what any other team does other than us. Stop making it so complicated.
Do you know how long it's been since we could run through different playoff seeding scenarios?
Let us have our overly complicated, often misinformed, hypothetical playoff prognosticating fun.
Is Newton more mature now than when he came in the league? Damn well better be he's 24 as opposed to 22.
Is Newton maturing the main reason we're winning now? Not really but it helps.
Is the media too focused on the maturing story line? Absolutely. All thing being equal the media will sell the easiest story. They didn't make the maturing thing up. They're just playing it up to be more important than it actually is as the original article points out.
I have mixed feelings about this. The media narrative is simplistic and misleading. Newton was never the reason we weren't winning. Our defense improved, our coach developed some testicular fortitude, and our new OC works with the rest of the offensive staff to develop drive sustaining plays instead of a feast or famine offense.
At the same time, Newton has matured. He distributes the ball more effectively. He has a C on his chest, and as other posters have said, he's acknowledged how some of his past behavior was a problem.
So I don't believe the maturing story line is completely unfounded, but the story is sadly too nuanced for the current state of media to properly report.