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New Cam Newton hype video features Odell Beckham Jr., Game of Thrones speech

New Cam Newton hype video features Odell Beckham Jr., Game of Thrones speech

In the absence of actual football, Cam Newton sure knows how to fire up New England Patriots fans.

The new Patriots quarterback has supplied a steady stream of Instagram posts from his workouts highlighting how motivated he is to silence his critics in 2020.

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Newton's latest post Thursday night featured more of the same -- along with footage of his recent workout with star Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Beckham joined Newton and Patriots teammates N'Keal Harry and Devin Asiasi last week for a workout in Los Angeles, then hosted Newton on his YouTube show, "The Bigger Picture."

Beckham has insisted he's staying with the Cleveland Browns in 2020, but the three-time Pro Bowler thinks very highly of head coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots organization and apparently has a strong relationship with their QB, too.

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As for the motivational speech in this video: That's Littlefinger from HBO's "Game of Thrones" sharing his mercenary-like philosophy to Sansa Stark in Season 7, Episode 3:

"Don’t fight in the North, or the South. Fight every battle, everywhere, always, in your mind. Everyone is your enemy, everyone is your friend, every possible series of events is happening all at once. Live that way and nothing will surprise you. Everything that happens will be something that you’ve seen before."

Newton has dealt with plenty of adversity in the last two years after undergoing shoulder and foot surgeries, but it appears he's ready to take on all comers in New England.

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Odell Beckham Jr. had more praise for Bill Belichick in Cam Newton sit-down

Odell Beckham Jr. had more praise for Bill Belichick in Cam Newton sit-down

Odell Beckham Jr. recently insisted he's staying with the Cleveland Browns this season, and we'll take him at his word.

But the star wide receiver still really, really likes New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.

Beckham posted a sit-down conversation Monday on YouTube featuring himself, former wide receiver Victor Cruz, running back Todd Gurley and new Patriots quarterback Cam Newton.

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When the discussion turned to Newton and how he'd "mesh" with Belichick in New England, Beckham piped up to insist perception isn't reality with the Patriots coach, and that Belichick will help Newton thrive in New England.

 

"Watching you and now to feel that vindication and to be going to Belichick, there is no, 'How is it going to work?' " Beckham told Newton. "For me, all he wants to do is put you in a place to succeed. And I'm happy to see it."

While some players (looking at you, Lane Johnson) view Belichick as a curmudgeonly autocrat who hates fun, Beckham is a fan of Belichick who knows what the head coach can get out of his players.

Beckham's opinion is nothing new: Cleveland.com's Mary Kay Cabot recently told our Tom E. Curran that Beckham has long been enamored with Belichick and Tom Brady's success in New England and "always wistfully wished he could be a part of that" from afar.

After Brady left New England this offseason, it was hard to envision Beckham scrambling to catch passes from Jarrett Stidham. But Newton and Beckham are close and have worked out together several times this offseason, so perhaps Beckham's "wistful" thoughts of joining the Patriots will return.

Time to officially end the Odell Beckham Jr.-to-Patriots rumors?

Time to officially end the Odell Beckham Jr.-to-Patriots rumors?

Editor’s note: In the coming weeks our Patriots insiders will be speaking with beat writers from around the NFL to get an outside view on what the future holds for the Patriots. Today’s team: The Cleveland Browns with Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com.

Over the last couple of years, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been a subject of New England Patriots trade rumors.

As crazy as that speculation may seem, it isn't unfounded. The Cleveland Browns superstar has been open about his admiration for Tom Brady, and the former Pats quarterback could have used an additional weapon or two toward the end of his tenure in New England.

But now that Brady has taken his talents to Tampa Bay, can we officially put the OBJ-to-New England talk to rest? Tom E. Curran asked Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com that question on the latest edition of Patriots Opposing Views.

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"Now that Tom Brady is gone, I'm pretty sure that it would be a dead issue," Cabot said. "I don't know that Odell is pining away to go to New England without Tom Brady there. I think that he is completely 100 percent enamored with Tom Brady. He has said as much ...

"I've talked to Odell myself just about how he feels about Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, so it was the combination of those two guys that he from afar always wistfully wished he could be a part of that. Now that Tom isn't there, I wouldn't necessarily think that this is something he would be clamoring after."

Rumors swirled during the Browns' disappointing 2019 campaign about Beckham telling opposing coaches to trade for him in the offseason. Of course, he hasn't been dealt and is preparing for a bounce-back season with a Cleveland team that has a new head coach in Kevin Stefanski.

In New England, it'll likely be Jarrett Stidham taking over for Brady at the quarterback position. While that may not seem so enticing for OBJ now, we'll just have to see how the 2020 season plays out. Perhaps a strong showing from Stidham and another down year in Cleveland would reinvigorate Beckham's interest.