When Stephen A. Smith suggested there was a racial component to criticism of Panthers QB Cam Newton, most reasoned types (and Dino Costa) wrote it off as the hysterical blatherings of a person with zero credibility. However, when someone with Warren Moon’s resume says something similar, at the very least, we can consider the argument that pouting on camera isn’t exclusive to one race of quarterbacks. From Yahoo Sports’ Michael Silver :
“I don’t understand it,” Moon said. “I heard somebody compare him to Vince Young. It’s the same old crap – it’s always a comparison of one black to another black. I get tired of it. I get tired of defending it.”
“If you want to compare him to someone because of his demeanor, compare him to Jay Cutler. There are a lot of guys who whine and moan. Cam’s not biting anybody’s head off or pushing his linemen. He’s just disgruntled, and not handling losing well, because, think about it, he basically didn’t lose in college.
“I don’t think Cam’s as bad as Cutler, because Cutler looks like he doesn’t give a damn sometimes, or he’s yelling and cussing at someone. Cam, he just looks down when they’re losing.”