Q uarterback Cam Newton brought his golden standard to New England on Sunday. Unfortunately for him, Dolphins defenders were trying to snatch it away after the final whistle.
That referenced golden standard applies to both Newton's Patriots debut and the gold chain he wore around his neck, which a Dolphins player tried to snatch following a scuffle while the game was winding down.
Newton finished the game with two rushing touchdowns and threw for 155 yards on 15-of-19 passing all the while rushing for 75 yards. Newton, as flashy and fashionable and stylish off the field as he is on it, had a great debut.
But after taking the final kneel down on Sunday, former Patriot Kyle Van Noy gave the ex-MVP a shove. Then, another former Patriot, Elandon Roberts, got involved.
While Newton admitted to reporters postgame that he was irked the Dolphins were reaching for his chain, he ultimately didn't want to take anything away from his team's first win of the season.
"I don't want nothing to be taken from a great team game that we did have, and I don't want to be selfish to kind of dwell on that," Newton said. "I think for us as a team or me personally, a lot of tempers can flare, and I was just teasing with coach, that College Park [Georgia] almost came out of me. But through it all, man, it was all just fun and games."