Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton laughed and made light of a female reporter who asked about one of his teammates, saying it was funny to hear a female ask the question.
Charlotte Observer beat reporter Jourdan Rodrigue asked Newton during Wednesday’s news conference about wide receiver Devin Funchess embracing the physicality of routes and if Newton got enjoyment out of that.
Newton responded, It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes like — it’s funny.”
I don’t think it’s funny to be a female and talk about routes. I think it’s my job.
Coming off a 144-yard, two-touchdown effort, Bell looks ready to roll for the Steelers, who host the Jacksonville Jaguars and the league’s worst run defense Sunday at Heinz Field.
Our defense got stops, our offense was able to maintain possession of the ball because we took care of the ball, and that allowed us to continually snap it and produce the run total, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said.
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Bell, who averaged 105.7 rushing yards per game last season, got off to a slow start through three games. The 25-year-old rushed for just 32 yards in the season opener against Cleveland and followed with 87 yards against Minnesota and 61 against Chicago.
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Not since his rookie season in 2013 had Bell failed to run for at least 100 yards in any of his first three games.
But he looked like his usual self against the Ravens.