“It was kind of a freak deal,” Thielen says. “He was dropping back and got tripped up and just awkwardly stepped on his knee. It’s hard to talk about. It was bad.”
Running back Jerick McKinnon shakes his head slowly Andy Greene Authentic Womens Jersey when asked to describe what he saw that morning. He looks toward the practice field, to the 30, right hash.
“I saw it all,” he says. “I ain’t going to go into it. I don’t have any words to describe it.”
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am Newton said he doesn’t feel safe at times and planned to file a grievance over late hits to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire
Gilbert, a six-year NFL veteran who played briefly with Newton at the University of Florida, stressed that Newton is a “great player” and that he doesn’t believe players are trying to intentionally hurt him.
But defenders might be trying to affect Newton mentally with physical play as a response to what Newton does during and after successful runs, Gilbert said.
Newton’s playing style came into focus after the quarterback missed Week 5 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a concussion. Newton also took several physical hits from the Denver Broncos in Week 1 that did not elicit penalties.
“I was with the Bills for 11 and we had the same system for maybe nine out of 11. It makes such a big difference that you’re not going from coordinator to coordinator. You have one system and everybody buys in. Even though they have guys that come in and out [in New England], receiver-wise, they still get it done.
“And Tom doesn’t take that many hits, either. He’s in that pocket, and if you’re going to beat a Tom Brady, you have to pressure him up the middle, making sure he doesn’t step up in the pocket. If you don’t get any middle pressure, you’re in for a long, long day.”
Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he fully supports the complaints expressed by quarterback Cam Newton about not being treated fairly as a pocket passer.
For his career, Newton has 637 rushes for 3,398 yards and 46 scores.