After watching his team get torched by the young and quite mobile Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson on Sunday, Bill Belichick and the Patriots have no rest for the weary in that area as they take on Cam Newton and the Panthers this Sunday.
“Well, I think both guys probably have a few plays that are designed runs, and then there are other plays that are improvised runs,” Belichick said, per PFT.
“I think when you’re talking about mobile quarterbacks, guys that are tough to handle, tackle, can throw, run, make good decisions – I mean, I would put Newton at the top of the list. Not saying that there aren’t a lot of other good players that do that, but I would say, of all the guys we play or have played recently in the last couple of years, I would definitely put him – he’s the hardest guy to deal with. He makes good decisions, he can run, he’s strong, he’s hard to tackle. He can do a lot of different things, beat you in a lot of different ways. We saw that in the game down there in ’13, so I would put him at the top of the list. Not saying the other guys aren’t a problem, because they are, but he’s public enemy No. 1.”