We’ve seen plenty of awful football takes in the past, but the latest remarks from Scott Zolak might just take the cake.
“I’d turn off the rap music first of all,” Zolak said on 98.5 The Sports Hub. “Because I think it’s distracting for Cam here. Because in between every throw he’s dancing.”
Fans quickly proved how ridiculous Zolak’s comments about Newton were by posting videos of Tom Brady dancing to similar music.
Scott Zolak: “Bill needs to turn off the rap music because Cam is dancing to it between throws today.”
— Lamin (@Lemon__3) August 27, 2021
It’s also worth noting that Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones also likes rap music. Zolak didn’t mention anything about the Alabama product’s work productivity, though.
In an effort to fire back at Zolak, NFL fans are bringing up his stats from his time in New England.
“Scott Zolak had a career 64.8 pass rating,” Chuck Modi said. “Cam Newton went 15-1 and to a Super Bowl with Ted Ginn as his #1 WR. I believe his own methods of preparation were hurting his game.”
Scott Zolak had a career 64.8 pass rating. Cam Newton went 15-1 and to a Super Bowl with Ted Ginn as his #1 WR. I believe his own methods of preparation were hurting his game. https://t.co/f2dCH2p1u6
— ChuckModi (@ChuckModi1) August 27, 2021
“If music hurts a QBs game…please tell me what music Scott Zolak listened to and keep my QBs far away from that genre,” one fan wrote.
If music hurts a QBs game…please tell me what music Scott Zolak listened to and keep my QBs far away from that genre https://t.co/FLCwsgaHNV
— Justin Wills (@itsjwills) August 27, 2021
At the end of the day, Newton’s taste in music has no effect on whether or not he plays well.
As for Zolak, he’ll eventually have to explain why he felt the need to make this comment about Newton.