Patriots' Cam Newton: I feed off haters

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Patriots' Cam Newton: I feed off haters

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton has said that he feeds off the haters as he is determined to have a big bounce back season. Newton, who split with the Carolina Panthers last offseason, didn't have a great first year with the Patriots.

“Simple,” Newton told Whitfield, via Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald. “Feed your focus. Feed it. If the hate ain’t in my focus, I don’t feed it. I feed off of it, but I don’t feed it. It’s two different things.

When I sense or when I dwell on hatred, that’s the product that’s going to come out — rage, anger. But that’s the hatred using me, not me using the hatred. So I want to process that and make that fuel me.

I don’t dwell on what a person may say, what this person may say, she say, I just use it to my advantage and I feed what I want it to feed”.

Newton sets high goals for himself

“You’ve got to visualize yourself already there.

Get your mental thought of being in that moment and taking your place there,” Newton said. “And once you get there, find so much distress that you can gutter up and feel comfortable in it. Whenever that is. And that’s how you grind.

You know what I’m saying? Just take your mind to that place, stay there, get uncomfortable, and be comfortable with being in that position”. Elsewhere, Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan believes wide receiver Tee Higgins is primed for a big season.

“He’s more explosive,” Callahan said, via Geoff Hobson of the Bengals website. “I went back and watched some stuff the other day and looked at his routes on air right now and he’s markedly more explosive.

It’s not necessarily that he’s gotten faster or that he’s a different type of player, he’s just now understanding how to bring those skills into practice every single day and the consistency that it requires to improve the speed you have to play with all the time.

“When you’re a young player, you kind of find your way through. I think he’s found that. Now he knows what it takes to get to the next level of his game. He put all the work in to do it. I’m very, very excited about where he is at and where he is headed. He’s going to be a problem for defenses”.