Randy Moss thinks Cam Newton will bring some excitement to the Patriots offense.
Randy Moss and Tom Brady came one win away from a great season with the Patriots in 2008, only to fall in the Super Bowl to the underdog Giants in one of the largest upsets in the history of the sport.
While Brady and Moss set a myriad of records that season, including a ridiculous 50 touchdown passes by Brady, 22 of which went along to Moss, the Hall of Fame wideout thinks New England’s offense could be even more exciting with Cam Newton.
This isn’t to necessarily say that Newton is a better player, whilst Brady enters his age-42 season. However, the Patriots offense now has a dynamic it had been without season’s past.
Randy Moss thinks the Patriots will be way more fun to look at with Cam Newton than with Tom Brady.
“I think we are really getting ready to see how fun that offense can really be,” Moss said on ESPN’s Get Up. “Not discrediting anything Tom accomplished because he accomplished some great things, but I think being able to have a guy like Cam Newton that can run the ball, they are able to spread guys out and then being able to be that viable threat in the passing game that he can just tuck the ball and run.”
Newton’s never had an offensive coordinator as innovative as Josh McDaniels, and when he can make Denver-version Tim Tebow seem like a capable option, then Newton should thrive assuming he’s given the chance.
Fair or maybe not, the Patriot Way has been painted as fairly straight forward football, lacking the personality and flair that Newton brings to the table. Newton’s ground game, paired with his power to extend plays with his legs, will provide New England with an element they’ve been lacking for two decades under Brady.
While that will lead to a larger entertainment factor, wins and losses are typical Bill Belichick cares about.