Sporting News editor (and occasional TWER contributor) Ken Bradley’s question about Lee Ziemba and Darvin Adams (somehow) didn’t make it into his recent story about the Blessed Individual’s new endorsement deal with Gatorade. But by God it’s going to make it into this one.
Q: Did it help having two of your Auburn teammates, Lee Ziemba and Darvin Adams, on the roster as a rookie?
CAM NEWTON: Absolutely. Being comfortable with teammates you’re already familiar with plays a big role in your comfort level around the facilities. Having Lee there, having Darvin there—those guys did so much for me being able to carry on the way I carry on, rather than trying to come in and see who’s who … everybody knows you’re in the NFL where the age ranges from 31 to 35 to 26 to 22. Here I am the young buck coming in, trying to mix and mingle and talk to so many different people. But at the same time I have college teammates that I played with and most importantly, those guys have made big strides. In this league, it’s very hard to even make the team, but I think Darvin and Lee both have made big strides, stabilizing their point and looking forward to being on the active roster next year.
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