Patriots QB Cam Newton explained during a Q&A with personal QB Coach George Whitfield Jr that he’s learned to not feed “the haters“.
“Simple,” Newton told Whitfield, via Boston Herald. “Feed your focus. Feed it. If the hate ain’t in my focus, I don’t feed it. I feed off of it, but I don’t feed it. It’s two different things. When I sense or when I dwell on hatred, that’s the product that’s going to come out — rage, anger. But that’s the hatred using me, not me using the hatred. So I want to process that and make that fuel me. I don’t dwell on what a person may say, what this person may say, she say, I just use it to my advantage and I feed what I want it to feed.”
In addition to the Pats missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008, Newton will also have to battle with first-round rookie QB Mac Jones for the starting QB job. Newton went into detail with Whitfield on his mindset regarding how he plans to accomplish his goals.
“You’ve got to visualize yourself already there. Get your mental thought of being in that moment and taking your place there,” Newton said. “And once you get there, find so much distress that you can gutter up and feel comfortable in it. Whenever that is. And that’s how you grind. You know what I’m saying? Just take your mind to that place, stay there, get uncomfortable, and be comfortable with being in that position.”