That's the image I got recently as Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and rookie wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin sat across from each other at lunch. Nobody else was at the table. They were so engaged in conversation it was like nobody else in the noisy room existed.
It's the same way during practice. They're almost always side by side during stretching. They're often side by side when the second, third and fourth teams are running drills.
"I've only got one beef with Benji, and he knows it and I'm pretty sure y'all know it," said Newton, referring to Benjamin catching the winning touchdown for Florida State in this past year's BCS National Championship against his beloved Auburn.
"I'm telling you, we've got that unique relationship that we hold each other to a standard,'' Newton said. "It's funny that when we first started talking, I didn't know Kelvin Benjamin from ... doggone Ronald McDonald."
As Newton described the conversation, he tried to imitate Benjamin's voice that is a few octaves higher than his. He recalled that Benjamin phoned not only to introduce himself, but to say the NFL was "tripping" because it wouldn't let him have the No. 1 jersey he wore at FSU.
"I said, 'Well, you've got two problems,'" said Newton, who wears No. 1. "First, you've got the league to worry about to get No. 1 and you've got me to worry about to get No. 1.'"
"He's my little big brother," Newton said. "And for so many reasons, I'm helping him and he's helping me. I'm trying to tell him, 'Look, I know what you're about to go through. This is the best time in your life. Appreciate it. When you come out on this field, love it .... God has blessed you with having physical specimen-like features, and shame on you if you don't use those to the best of your ability.'"
"A week before each game Cam focuses on blending all phases of his preparation together - mental, physical, and nutritional. If he incorporates all of them correctly, it elevates his game. It's why he's called the Blender"
Silly..I know. I'm guessing they couldn't do Superman or Man of Steel or something like that because of trademark/copyright infringement.
Heck yea, totally going to swing by a Harris Teeter here in Raleigh after work to see if I can grab a few. Will report back and let you guys know if I find any. Still have my other Gatorade with Cam on it, unopened.
How awesome would it be if they let the 2 finalists play each other in a game of Madden to determine who will be on the cover? Make it a televised event, talk about the new features of the game (or lack thereof as usual)...$$$, profit, I would actually watch and care.
And saying things like "free treezy" knowing full and well "treezy" murdered a 14 year old.
This really pissed me off...what a disgusting piece of poo. Your buddies are convicted for murder of a 14 year old, one of them got 15 to life and you are advocating for them on instagram...fuging disgusting. I don't want that poison anywhere near here.
adam schefter just made a very interesting point and i think accurate point...said that the eagles were shopping him and had plenty of time until the draft to wait and see if anybody wanted to trade for him. So it wasn't that they couldn't find a trade partner. And the fact that they released him today was because they didn't want to be the team that traded him away either. If other teams want to sign him now, that's on them. The eagles don't want to be connected or associated with him in any manner...even as the team that traded him to another.
I might give the title for best coverage to David Newton right now.
He's not really a 'breaking news' guy though.
this...David newton is good, I'm starting to like him. He has a good pulse on the team and overall I think he's been pretty spot on.. Not breaking news guy but I like reading his thoughts on the news afterwards.