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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cam Newton's media workout set for today

Former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton will hold a workout for the media today at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego at 1 p.m. ET.

Newton has been working with a personal quarterback coach, George Whitfield, who told the USA Today that today's workout is intended to "differentiate himself from other big kids, Vince Young and JaMarcus Russell."

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The invitation sent out to various media said this event is intended to "provide a snapshot of Cam's daily training regimen and routine as he prepares for his NFL career."

Just how much he can prove today remains to be seen. As a pre-combine private workout, NFL scouts are not allowed to attend, causing some to say the event is just a "publicity stunt."

Whitfield calls it a showcase.

"The thinking in this camp is bring Cam out two weeks ahead of schedule and let people see how much he's already refined and honed in on all that drop back and where his throwing motion is now and his conditioning," he said. "It'll be an hour-plus workout.''

Newton will be a the NFL scouting combine from Feb. 24 to March 1 in Indianapolis, although he told a panel of NFL network analysts at the Super Bowl he hadn't decided what he's going to do there yet.

Here's a link to his entire interview with the NFL network at the Super Bowl. Interesting part: he said Brett Favre has been a mentor as he makes the adjustment to the next level.

1 comment:

Justin said...

A publicity stunt? God, some of these people just don't think.

Scouts might not be there, but they will be able to see the film from the workout.

It's better than sitting around and doing nothing. It's called; "Getting ahead of the curve."