Newton, who signed a one-year deal with the Patriots in the offseason, said that he has yet to bring his kids and family to the Boston area because he is on a “business trip.” And if things don’t work out for him, he believes this could be the end of his career.
“I am a person who takes everything to heart, I mean anything,” Newton told WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show” on Monday morning. “The whole decision, and not to keep beating a dead horse, this is a business trip for me. The fact that I don’t have none of my children here in Boston with me and the fact that I haven’t been able to see them on a regularity, that’s angry in itself for me. I wake up every morning missing the hell out of my children, and knowing that if I don’t do what I am supposed to do, then this could be good riddance for me. That is as serious as I am making it and that’s as serious it is.
Newton continued: "Per non parlare di, I have so much to prove. I could care less about other critics, but more or less I have so much to prove to myself. I have seen a lot of great football being played. I have seen a lot of great football being played over the time I was injured and whatnot. You have to question yourself and question the man that you are and say, ‘Can you still play at a high level?’ There’s an expectation that I have for myself and I am just trying to meet it every single day of my life.”
Through three games, Newton and the Patriots stand at 2-1, with a recent 36-20 home victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. Newton completed 17 di 28 passes for 162 yard e un touchdown. He also added 27 yards on nine carries.
“It’s always about taking care of business,” Newton added. “My focus is so near-sighted that I am trying to make things work, and if I am looking for long-term results with not too many things to have leverage on, then that’s not good. Per me, I just look at the opportunity that I have been given, and it is a great opportunity, I’ll tell you that, and I think people already know that. It’s up to me about how I finish what I started. It’s not necessarily about the things that people want to make it about, it’s about going out and every week and first off winning, and then everything else falls in place.”