Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Isaac Newton once wrote “For every action, there is a reaction.” and no quarterback has had a bigger reaction from fans or foes than Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Even after winning the Heisman Trophy in 2010 and NCAA Football Championship in 2011. Newton has been compared to everything from Jamarcus Russell to Ben Roethlisberger, but Cam Newton is Cam Newton and has always been Cam Newton, but his success has placed undue criticism upon his shoulders. It didn’t help that Newton won the Offensive Rookie of the Year Award in 2011 and his offensive lineman Matt Kalil predicted a Super Bowl appearance in 2012. The prospect of Steve Smith retiring without a Super Bowl ring was the last bit of pressure that helped to derail 2012 for the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton fails expectations as a result.… Read more
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3 Comments:
  • Newton has all the tools except humility and maturity. If he ever "gets it" and assumes the role of leader both off and on the field, the Panthers will be successful. He needs to forget all the accolades of the past and perform up to his potential. He can be one of the best the NFL has ever seen, but he has a way to go.
  • i AGREE 100 PERCENT,YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD.TO BAD HE WONT READ AND HEED.
  • Newton is a good looking young man with a great smile. Perhaps he should leave professional football and become a professional actor. Who knows? He might land a role as "Superman".
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