Trout: You Will See A Side Of Cam You've Never Seen Before

NFL Films director Steve Trout previewed "All or Nothing," which debuts Friday

The DA Show
July 17, 2019 - 12:44 pm

NFL Films director Steve Trout dropped by CBS Sports Radio to discuss “All or Nothing,” which debuts Friday. The eight-part series tells the behind-the-scenes story of the 2018 Carolina Panthers, who started 6-2 but finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs.

Several noteworthy Panthers are featured in the series, including Luke Kuechly, Christian McCaffrey and, yes, Cam Newton.

“Cam is 100 percent a genuine human being,” Trout said on The DA Show. “I’ve learned, especially with him, I’ll never understand what it’s like to be a superstar in that everything you do is under a spotlight, and everything you do, there’s usually a camera in the face.”

Trout did a Gatorade commercial with Newton a couple of years ago, which may have helped while filming “All or Nothing.”

“That helped,” Trout said. “Relationships help. I said, ‘Look, you got to make this work for us.’ There had never been cameras at his house. We got to his house. He was very genuine. He was very transparent. I think – I’m certain – you’ll see a side of him that’s never been seen before.”

Some Newton critics question his sincerity. Trout, however, found him to be genuine.

“(He’s) just a genuine, contemplative (person),” Trout said. “It’s just the real Cam. It’s tough to get under the helmet first of all with some of these guys and see what they’re like on game day. But then to see their real selves after they leave the facility and go home, that’s what you want. You want the realness. I think that’s what ‘All or Nothing’ provides.

“Don’t forget,” Trout continued, “these guys spend most of their working days in front of a camera. Some may seem like they’re putting on a face, but when you can get underneath it, I think that’s the goal of a series like this.”