Sunday, February 20, 2011

Warren Moon Now Cam Newton's Advisor

It seems when you retire from the sports world, if you play your cards right you can land any job you want. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate them for it, but it always seems that they can parlay any crack in the door into opportunity.

Warren Moon, the former Houston Oiler and Minnesota Viking quarterback is now an advisor to supertalented Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton. I don't know Warren personally, but he couldnt've picked a better guy to advise him. If you think Cam Newton went through a lot in his college days, that wasn't nothing compared to being a black quarterback when Moon was coming up. I'll give Newton credit he blocked a lot out to succeed and lead his team to a national championship.

Moon says that Newton must "confess to his off-field sins" during his college days at Florida and Auburn. He has been accused of theft and academic fraud at Florida, and his father allegedly shopped his services to multiple schools.

“That was when he was 18, but those are the things he’s going to have to face up to and hold up to,” Moon told The News Tribune of Tacoma, Wash. “He has the rare ability to block things out that are going on around him. He had all those things going on last year, but every Saturday he found a way to block that out and play at the highest level possible. Everybody wondered when the kid would crumble, but he never did. He’s a young kid who can deal with adversity."

“I see a kid who trains to be great; that’s what he’s all about, all he talks about, being great," Moon told The News Tribune. "His work ethic is so unbelievable that, if anything, you have to try to slow him down and keep him from doing too much. You see how much he wants to work at getting better, not just on the field, but in the classroom, studying film."

I do believe if Newton is as hard a worker as Moon says he is, he won't wear a bust label in the NFL. He's been getting some quality advice from Bill Cosby and now Moon. If he stays humble he won't be another JaMarcus Russell.

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