Ravens' Weddle: Cam Newton a 'fast dinosaur'
5:21 PM ET
OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is often referred to as “Superman” because of his touchdown celebrations. The Baltimore Ravens described him in more prehistoric terms heading into Sunday’s game.
“He’s a fast dinosaur, muscular and big and runs people over,” Ravens safety Eric Weddle said Wednesday. “He’s a very unique quarterback in this league. He’s the only one really like him.”
What kind of dinosaur?
“What’s the one with the horns and charges?” Weddle asked.
A reporter said triceratops.
“Yes, that one just bowls people over,” Weddle said.
Newton is the only quarterback in NFL history to record six seasons of at least 3,000 yards passing and 500 yards rushing. He joined Michael Vick as the only quarterbacks to run for at least 700 yards in three NFL seasons.
This isn’t the first time that Newton has been called a dinosaur. Trooper Taylor, a former assistant at Auburn, used to call him that.
Cam Newton explains that Eric Weddle isn’t the first person to refer to him as a “fast dinosaur.”
“I always asked him, ‘Why do you call me a dinosaur?'” Newton said. “He said, ‘Your