Posted by Eye on Football staff
INDIANAPOLIS – During his time in front of the media today at the NFL combine, former Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert was respectful and humble*, and when asked about Auburn QB Cam Newton, he had nothing but nice things to say.
*Also, his head of hair was awfully impressive.
“Cam is an explosive athlete,” Gabbert said in the video below. “He has all the talent in the world. We’re going to compete and fight it out and may the best man win.”
But he wasn’t quite as low-key in an interview on Sirius NFL Radio, via Pro Football Talk. That’s when he said he was a better quarterback than Newton.
“There’s no question,” Gabbert told Adam Schein and Rich Gannon. “I’m going to outwork everybody. My parents have raised me that nothing’s ever going to be given to you in life. You’ve always got to earn it. And that’s what I’ve applied to football and academics, that you’ve got to work for everything you’re going to get.”
I just wish he had said that when CBSSports.com had our cameras rolling.
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