Found November 30, 2011 on
Inside The Panthers:
Cam Newton was at dinner Tuesday night when a young boy shyly approached his table.
After Newton put the boy at ease, the visitor had a question for Newton.
“He's like, man, Cam, why you throw so many interceptions?” Newton said Wednesday.
Newton is tied for third in the NFL with 14 interceptions – behind Philip Rivers (17) and Josh Freeman (16), whose Bucs play host to Carolina this weekend.
Tampa Bay (4-7) has lost six of their last seven games, and have one of the league's worst defenses.
But Newton said the Bucs' secondary, led by 36-year-old safety Ronde Barber, will present a challenge.
He said when most defenses play man coverage, the cornerbacks play off. Not Tampa's.
“They press you. They're basically saying our guys are better than your guys,” Newton said. “But the one thing I see about Barber is he might be old, but my man is playing with the best of them and he's smart. He's going to outsmart you. He watches film. It's evident watching him...
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(By Ron Green Jr., firstname.lastname@example.org) The statistics may say that Tampa Bay's pass defense ranks 28th in the NFL, allowing 254.9 yards per game, but Panthers quarterback Cam Newton isn't buying into the numbers.He's especially not paying attention to the fact that Tampa Bay safety Ronde Barber is 36 years old.
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