If you missed it this past Sunday, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton attempted to compliment his team’s season by comparing it to the Titanic. Since then, his teammates have done their duty to enlighten him.
After leading the Panthers to a 20-17 win over the division rival Atlanta Falcons, Newton was asked about the offense moving on after the franchise traded his top weapon, receiver Kelvin Benjamin.
“We just lost a great player, but nevertheless, the Titanic still has to go,” the former Auburn QB told reporters in the postgame press conference.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 5, 2017
Former Georgia linebacker Thomas Davis, whose No. 1 Bulldogs face Newton’s No. 10 Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium this Saturday, said he and other members of the team gave him a history lesson about the British passenger ship that sank in the Atlantic Ocean.
“Absolutely, you know we did,” Thomas said, according to Pro Football Talk. “We had to get on him about that. We are not sinking.”
Davis is right as the Panthers improved to 6-3 with the win over the Falcons, just a half game behind the NFC South-leading New Orleans Saints. Carolina next faces the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football.