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The last few weeks have not been kind to Cam Newton.
Underwhelming performances, coupled with a woe-is-me, sulking persona, has ignited criticism from fans, media, and even his own teammates. Just a year ago, Newton was tearing up the league as a rookie phenom. Now he’s made a mockery of — in his own town, no less. He’s found out the hard way that it’s not easy playing quarterback in the NFL.
Those record-breaking days must feel like centuries ago to the 23-year-old, who responded to critics this week, explaining (in some detail) how he’s handling the scrutiny.
“A lot of people deal with things differently. Losing is difficult. Period,” Newton said, via the Charlotte Observer. “A person that says losing is not difficult, I don’t even want to be around that person. And obviously, that person has never won anything relevant in their life. So for a person to say, ‘Yeah, we lost and we have to keep going.’ Yeah, you keep saying that, and sooner or later, you’re going to look up an
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For as much promise as Cam Newton and the Panthers showed just a season ago, they've shown nothing but disappointment so far in 2012, dropping to 1-4 following today's loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Once again, Cam Newton couldn't find his rhythm, completing less than 50% of his passes on the day.
The bad news is, help is not on the way.
The Panthers have their bye...
Goodbye Super-Cam, Hello Clark Kent.
This season has been quite the roller coaster ride for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Over the first four weeks of the season, Newton’s QBR has been 34.5, 88.3, 15.6, and 68.7. With 50 being the average in the QBR rating system, you can see how Cam’s numbers fluctuated week by week.
The Panthers are far from the electrifying offense...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson erased a bad play from his memory and helped direct his team to a victory. It might buy him more time as the starter after recent criticism of the team's stale offense. "I use it as fire," Wilson said after the Seahawks defeated the Carolina Panthers 16-12 Sunday. "I ignore the noise, but at the...
It has not been even two years since Cam Newton and the Auburn Tigers won the 2011 BCS National Championship, and yet, so much has changed.
Newton is now a second-year NFL star with the Carolina Panthers while the Auburn Tigers are struggling to keep up pace with the rest of the SEC. Michael Dyer, once a budding college football running back made famous by his controversial...
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Many are screaming borefest with this matchup, but Cam Newton against the Seattle defensive line will be a treat.
Chris Clemons and Bruce Irvin can tee off on opposing tackles similar to how the Rams dismantled the Cardinals Thursday night, Newton is not exactly a dead duck in the pocket.
K.J. Wright has been an exceptional...
It’s week 5 for the Seattle Seahawks as they head into Carolina this weekend to take on the Panthers. The Seahawks will be looking to recover from a devastating loss against the Rams last week and will have their work cut out for them against Cam Newton and company.
The offense sputtered last week for Seattle, who blew multiple chances to win the game against...
Going for broke
On Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks take their number one ranked run game into NASCAR country to take on the Carolina Panthers.
This game is a tale of two beasts in the backfield that will hope to lead their teams to victory as both QB’s are having a rough go of it lately.
Matchup: Seattle vs. Carolina
Venue:Bank of America Stadium
Time: 1:05 PM (Local)
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Play of the Week- Matt Ryan has emerged as an elite fantasy quarterback in 2012. His week 5 matchup against the Redskins...
The Seahawks are on the road again this week taking on yet another opponent they should be able to beat in the Panthers. The lynchpin of Carolina's offense is still Cam Newton, who through four weeks has been putting up similar numbers to those from his Pro Bowl rookie season. He's getting plenty of help in the ground game from DeAngelo Williams, but his only...
SEAHAWKS vs. PANTHERS (Oct 7 4:05 PM ET)
The Seahawks lost their last game and the main reason was that Russell Wilson had his first really bad game throwing 3 picks in a loss to the Rams.
Seattle played pretty good D, especially against the run, and Marshawn Lynch rushed for 118 yards with 1 TD and he averaged a legit 5.9 yards per carry. That is not good for a Panthers run...
The NFL is set to open it’s fifth Sunday of the regular season this afternoon. The Arizona Cardinals finally recorded a loss on the season, will the Atlanta Falcons be next? Can Cam Newton find his game this week or is he mired in a sophomore slump? Peyton Manning returns to New England this week to battle is arch rival, Tom Brady.
Now that the calendar has flipped to October,...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson pieced together enough on Seattle's drives into Carolina Panthers territory to make it a happy homecoming. The Seahawks won 16-12 Sunday at Bank of America Stadium, where the Panthers couldn't overcome quarterback Cam Newton's struggles. It took one touchdown for the Seahawks (3-2) to win for the first time in...