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Cam Newton has been compared to Michael Vick ever since he burst onto the scene at Auburn and led the Tigers to a national championship. While many will argue that their comparisons are race related, Newton understands that the comparison stems mostly from the fact that both quarterbacks can make plays with their arm and their legs.
Newton says that dual-threat ability has its benefits and its downfalls.
“The skill set that I have and the skill set that he has is kind of rare, especially in this league, but it’s your gift and your curse,” Newton told the Charlotte Observer. “Sometimes it can get you out of a lot of trouble. Sometimes it can put you in trouble if you lean on it too much.”
Newton grew up idolizing Vick, and the two instantly hit it off when they met in 2010. They have had multiple conversations since meeting, and Newton says Vick has advised him to “play your game and let the game come to you.”
In a sense, Newton is right. Quarterbacks who can run tend to try to get out of trouble too often instead of throwing the ball away. Poor offensive line play is part of the reason Vick has taken such a beating throughout his career, but his refusal to throw the ball away or give up on a play has contributed to it as well.
But Newton’s real “curse” this season has seemingly been between his ears. Questioning your coaches while wearing this ridiculous sweater after a loss or holding up a team bus while you sulk has nothing to do with athletic ability.
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Vick got one more in him?
First of all my condolences to all the Eagle fans on their 2012-13 season, I really didn’t expect things to get this bad. As a matter of fact I actually picked the Eagles to win this division when I did the season previews for this site. Well after last nights loss to the Panthers in prime-time the Eagles fans are wondering what do we go from here...
Some guy named Rotten Al came up with this genius song called, “My Name is Vick.” Oh and did I mention he had it animated?!?!
The Andy Reid guest spot should put this automatically in the best collaboration of the year category.
After avoiding the rookie wall last season, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton experienced a sophomore landslide this year until finding his...
According to a spokesman for UNEQUAL Technologies, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick will don a prototype product under his helmet to ward off concussions if or when he is cleared to return to the field. The cap is called "The Dome," and it's similar to the helmet liner that players such as Ryan Clark of the Pittsburgh Steelers wear.
Vick has missed the past two games...
PHILADELPHIA -- The Carolina Panthers are asking quarterback Cam Newton to do less, and as a result, he's doing more. He did just about everything Monday night, passing for two touchdowns and running for two more to lead the Panthers over the Philadelphia Eagles 30-22 at Lincoln Financial Field. Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he told his quarterback not to try to carry the...
Coach Ron Rivera says despite some growing pains he believes Cam Newton is improving and is ''right where you want a second-year quarterback to be.''
Newton's overall record as an NFL starter is just 9-18 and he hasn't come close this year to matching the numbers he put up as a rookie.
Still, Rivera says Carolina's 30-22 victory Monday night over Philadelphia...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy have been ruled out for the Eagles' game against Carolina on Monday night because of concussions.
Coach Andy Reid announced the decisions Saturday.
Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder said Vick is symptom-free, but McCoy has headaches and dizziness.
Vick was injured against Dallas on Nov. 11...
The Philadelphia Eagles will be without their starting
quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy, who are each recovering
from concussions, when they take on the Carolina Panthers tonight.
Vick sustained his head injury two weeks ago against the
Dallas Cowboys. He was unable to suit up last weekend when the Eagles took on
the Washington Redskins, and he’s been...
Eagles head coach Andy Reid mentioned that QB Michael Vick still hasnt been cleared from a concussion that he suffered a few weeks ago.
If the young guys are available to play, were going to put them in and play them, Reid said. If thats the situation, Im not going to hesitate to do that. But well see how things go here as we continue to roll on.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been the target of a ton of criticism this season. Much of it has been warranted, some of it has not. Whether or not he deserves the latest heat that ESPN’s Rick Reilly put on him is open for debate.
On Tuesday, Reilly tweeted that Newton held up the Panthers team bus after their win over the Eagles on Monday night — something he also...
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is preparing for his return. He spent Tuesday night getting sized for a protective skull cap that he will wear under his helmet to help protect him from suffering another concussion. Vick met with Unequal Technology Corporation CEO Rob Vito to be fitted for their new "dome" device Click link below to read more!
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While this was one of the few match-ups which had absolutely no effect on the playoffs, it was a game that featured two franchises that have gone through a sophomore slump or sorts, with the Panther’s Cameron Newton receiving a rude awakening from the NFL, and with the free agent splurge of the Philadelphia Eagles having an even more disappointing second...
Philadelphia Eagles fans seem to have reached their boiling point with their team, and in particular head coach Andy Reid. After a 3-1 start to a 2012 season that many expected to be a successful one, the Eagles have lost seven straight games. Michael Vick has been sidelined with a concussion, but he had played horribly before going down anyway. Sitting at 3-8 and poised to miss...
The Eagles, already without Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy, will be without DeSean Jackson for the remainder of the season. The speedster fractured his ribs on MNF against the Panthers and was placed on IR earlier today.
As odd as this sounds, this may help fantasy owners. You are no longer tied to playing (or rostering for that matter) the struggling wideout. That being said, his...