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Warren Moon elaborates on Newton comments

Posted on: April 1, 2011 5:50 pm
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Posted by Andy Benoit

The comments Warren Moon mW. Moon (US Presswire)ade about Cam Newton to CBSSports.com’s Mike Freeman have caused quite a stir. Not surprisingly, Moon has been pressed for follow-ups.

On Friday, the Hall of Fame quarterback appeared on KTAR in Phoenix. He was asked to elaborate on his thoughts of criticism towards Newton.

“I just think it has racial overtones,” Moon said, via Pro Football Talk. “I’m not going to say it’s totally racial. I just think they just keep piling on. I don’t understand why they keep piling on. Because this is a guy that’s a very special talent that has done some very special things and they just keep trying to cut up every part of his game. There’s no way a guy could be as successful as he’s been whatever level that he’s been on and have all these different flaws that they’re talking about right now.

He went on.

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“It really baffles my mind to come out with all these different things that they’re talking about. How come they’re not talking to his offensive coordinator or they’re not talking to his head coach or they’re not talking to players on his football team? They’re talking to general managers who probably had 15 minutes with him inside of a room at the combine but they’re not talking to the people that were with him every day of his career at the University of Auburn to get their sense of what type of person that he is. And those are the people that I’ve talked to about Cam Newton. I’m not only going off of what I know of Cam as far as the time that I’ve been around him, I’m going off of what I’ve talked and asked questions about myself.”

Moon acknowledged that Newton made a poor choice in saying he wanted to be an icon. (Newton has since made it clear that his focus is first and foremost on football.) He also said he believes Newton is the best quarterback in the 2011 Draft.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:19 am
 

Warren Moon elaborates on Newton comments

Let's hope Russell doens't enjoy booted there are many easily clearly show much what's more formative...undoubtedly does not hide these touch screen entertianing


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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 12:02 am
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Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 30, 2011 6:59 pm
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Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: April 1, 2011 11:28 pm
 

Warren Moon elaborates on Newton comments

It`s getting real old listening to this broken record. I think one reason for concerns about newton is... He only started ONE year in college. If he went back for his senior year, and had success, then he would go very high in the `12 draft. If I was a GM, coach, or owner, I`d have questions about him being a one year wonder. Two things I think about is, if he was white, they wouldn`t even consider him a 1st rounder, second... Moon would not have anything to do with his development



Since: Oct 1, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 9:36 pm
 

Warren Moon elaborates on Newton comments

As luck would have it Warren actually exposed himself in this picture.  He is not black at all; he is german and spends a lot of time on the beach.  I hate to break it to him but there aren't many people under 40 that are racist anymore.  The old timers that went by that code are dying off faster than they can get replaced fortunately.  White people are the ones discriminated against anymore as proven by the Rooney Rule, civil service exams and the fact anytime a black person has something negative written about them or happen to them it has to be because of racism.  Was it racism that made the narcisitic stroke speak about himself in the third person?  Was it racism that made him lie about not knowing his father was shopping him?  Was it racism when everyone said last year that Tebow didn't have the skill?  Guess what.....Tebow didn't have the skills; but if he were black it would have been racist to point that out.



Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 8:29 pm
 

Warren Moon elaborates on Newton comments

Why, Tim Tebow was white QB that ran well and had some problems with this throwing (Just like Cam Newton) and he didn't go number one.  Get off of the race card.  It doesn't work if you use it all the time.



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 8:21 pm
 

Warren Moon elaborates on Newton comments

People like Charles Barkley were the first to stand up and scream rasicm when Turner Gill wasn't hired by Auburn as the head coach and they hired Chizik. It seems to have worked out pretty well for Auburn. It isn't rasicm if you take who you feel is the best man for the job. It's sad that it always seems to have to come down to color.



Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 8:16 pm
 

Warren Moon elaborates on Newton comments

That's why he won't be first overall? Because he's not white. It's because he's not a sure thing. It wouldn't surprise me if no QB went 1st. Every one of them has flaws. The only surefire no.1 QB would've been Luck because he has very few flaws. Problem is he didn't want to play for Carolina. As for white QB being taken first, it probably has to do with the fact that most of the QB's in big college programs are white. You might as well say that it's discrimination that white recievers aren't taken before black recievers. Positions are positions, if you're the best you get taken first. It's that simple.



Since: Oct 26, 2009
Posted on: April 1, 2011 8:07 pm
 

Warren Moon elaborates on Newton comments

Tissues




Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: April 1, 2011 7:17 pm
 

Warren Moon elaborates on Newton comments

Warren would know it because he went through it firsthand. Do your research


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