Cam Newton Icon and Entertainer Training GIF

Grant Halverson

If you were able to watch the Panthers preseason game live you might have seen late in the 4th quarter QB Cam Newton and PR/WR Joe Adams mugging for the camera. If that's what you thought then you were wrong. CSR actually has the inside scoop on what was going on.

As it turns out Joe Adams was undergoing Newton's Icon and Entertainer Training. Which explains why Adams was so excited to participate. We are not sure how long Adams has been under Newton's wing receiving the unique but very effective training. My guess is they are on lesson five at least.

So what does Icon and Entertainer training entail. As you can see from the GIF it starts with a series of poses follow by excellence on the football field.

Step 1: Pre-Game Stoic Face Pose

Step 2: Watch Cam run

Step 3: See Cam Score

Step 4: Conduct Post Game Victory Celebration

See the GIF below.

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via assets.sbnation.com

Forgive LB Thomas Davis of interrupting the training session. He is upset that Newton started without him and he paid good money for the training.

Seriously I'm sure Newton and Adams mugging for the camera will be panned around the nation but I for one see it as just Cam being Cam. Which I think is why Davis said something to him. Newton had long been removed from the game and was otherwise very in tune with what was happening on the field up to that point.

I know some will say if Newton wants to be a leader then he should refrain from this type of clowning around. There's probably some truth to that but how do you reign him in without encroaching on his love of the game? Per the cover photo Newton also apparently photo-bombed Brandon LaFell at some point. Newton is simply not one to shy away from the spotlight, or a camera, and his natural reaction is to clown around. Though I have to say it seems he and Adams practiced this at some point.

So I have two questions for you. Do you find this behavior a detriment to the team?

Second question is more of a request. Propose some better captions for the GIF!

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