Cam Newton’s Smile…And Ours

Pro Football Weekly published its NFL draft profile this week.  PFW has been around for a long, long time and each year they produce a detailed positive and negative summary they feel NFL execs should consider in weighing whether or not to take a chance on drafting college players.

As you may have heard by now, star Auburn QB Cam Newton had some negatives written which do not seem on the surface to completely have 100% to do with his ability to play the game of football.

Hall of Fame QB Warren Moon – a Newton adviser – is one of those folks who obviously went with a percentage well below 100%…believing a lot of what Newton is being criticized about in general is racially motivated.

One of the problems I have with PFW’s comments is the part about a “fake smile.”  I get the fact you can measure a player’s speed, their ability to throw the slant pass, jump a certain height…even observe how others around the player feed off them in certain situations.  I just do not get how you assess whether someone is portraying a “fake smile.”

Warren is on to something here and the discussion is worthy…but both he and Cam will rise above this – Newton looks to be an awesome talent based on last year’s spectacular campaign.  He’s gonna get drafted…and drafted early.

I have bigger issues with smiles.

Today, the dentist that has been serving my wife and I’s toothly needs for what seems like forever is transferring his practice to another provider.  I wish this was an April Fool’s joke, but after entrusting one individual with our mouthy issues spanning a couple decades…we’re legitimately wondering about our futures “in the chair.”

Knowing our departing dentist as we do however, we ultimately have confidence the newbie will be able to properly examine our structural smiles.  I just don’t know if someone watching football players from a distance can expect to properly examine intended smiles.

Or…why they would even go there?


About sportsattitudes

I'm Bruce. Born, raised and still outside the City of Brotherly Love. Managed (so far) to visit a dozen of our United States and Canada (twice). Addicted from birth to Television/Movies/Sports. Took three years of French and got credit for two of 'em.
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2 Responses to Cam Newton’s Smile…And Ours

  1. Sandra says:

    LOL…your write-up made me smile..

    I personally thing that Nolan guy, just like Thayer Evans, and way to many other sport folks, keep allowing theirs, other people biases to cloud their thinking.

    Boy, I miss the days of Howard Cosell. Although I was to young to understand the sports media back then, it seem there was way more respect for the athlete and writers. Today’s sports writers seem to feel it’s more about them and the athletes are simply objects for the personal agenda.

    Cam seems quite the opposite of what Mr Nolan wrote and he will truly rise above it.


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