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Terry Bradshaw Hammers Cam Newton on Fox NFL Sunday

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 01:  Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers during their preseason game against the Pittsburg Steelers at Bank of America Stadium on September 1, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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David HeebCorrespondent IDecember 30, 2016

Terry Bradshaw apparently isn't a big fan of Cam Newton.

As the Fox football analysts were breaking down this week's games as part of the Fox NFL Sunday broadcast, Bradshaw was asked about the matchup between the Arizona Cardinals and the Carolina Panthers, and more specifically, which young quarterback, Kevin Kolb or Cam Newton, would have a better career.

Bradshaw didn't hold anything back.

"I'm not a Newton fan," said Bradshaw.

"Not at all?" asked host Kurt Menefee.

"No, not at all.  I didn't like him in college.  Technically, as a quarterback, as far as I'm concerned, he was behind Michael Vick coming out of college," said Bradshaw.

Wow, TB!  Why don't you tell us how you really feel. 

He went on to say, "Just because you need a quarterback doesn't mean you go out and draft one.  I actually like Jake Locker down in Tennessee, Christian Ponder in Minnesota and Blaine Gabbert down in Jacksonville.  These young kids, as far as I'm concerned, are far ahead of Newton as far as being an NFL quarterback."

"You like all the quarterbacks that were taken after him, better than him?" asked Menefee.

"Exactly.  Absolutely.  I do, personally, yeah," answered Bradshaw.

As Kurt Menefee said to close that segment, "Time will tell." 

Bradshaw's comments are just the latest criticism of the No. 1 overall draft pick.  Newton is definitely one of the most criticized young quarterbacks to enter the NFL in recent memory.

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