As you’ve probably heard by now, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton didn’t have a lot to say after the team’s 24-20 Super Bowl loss to the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara on Sunday. By ESPN’s count, of the 13 questions he was asked before walking off, he answered 11 of them in three words or less.
Hall of Fame receiver turned NFL Network analyst Michael Irvin said when asked about the brief interview that he can’t really identify with Newton’s postgame frustration, for one key reason.
“I’ve never lost in a Super Bowl, so I can’t empathize,” Irvin told Jon Machota of the Dallas Morning News.
Deion Sanders, on the other hand, took Newton to task for his actions after the loss.
"You are the face of our brand right now," Sanders said, per FoxSports.com. "You can't do that. I understand the emotions of losing. You can't do that. A Manning, a Brady, all of those guys who have been prototypical [guys] would never do that.
"You can't be dabbin', smiling, styling and profiling when you win, so this is how you go out when you lose?"