Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has a way with words and has delivered some great quotes over the years.
Newton provided another one after his team demolished the Cardinals 49-15 in Sunday’s NFC Championship game, with an interesting analogy to sum up the team’s season thus far. When asked about the Panthers’ progression, Newton talked about the rate at which they’ve improved with comparisons to grits and collard greens.
“It was a process,” he said, via Pro Football Talk’s Darin Gantt. “It wasn’t going to be instant grits. It was going to be like long, slow-cooked collard greens. I think those collard greens are brewing right now. You can smell them from 100 miles away.”
You can watch that segment of Newton’s press conference in the video clip embedded below:
I never pegged Newton to be a collard greens guy, and if I were a betting man, my money definitely would have been on the grits. With that being said, the Panthers are playing at an extremely high level and have been destroying every team they’ve faced since losing their first game of the season in Week 16. They’ve outscored their last three opponents 79-10 in the first halves of those games, and look like a team on a mission.
Those potent collard greens now have an extra week to cook a bit longer, and will surely be ready to be consumed by the time Super Bowl 50 kicks off.