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Cam Newton faced the media, after his Carolina Panthers lost a close game to to the Dallas Cowboys, and gave another glum assessment of his and his team's play on the field.
The Carolina quarterback's post game speeches have become such downers, they should be called depressing conferences.
He looked like a scolded child when he greeted the media after the 36-7 loss to the New York Giants and didn't look much better after Sunday's 19-14 loss.
After the game, Newton at least managed to keep his eyes open and his head held a little higher when he told reporters that everyone on the team "had to do better ... including myself."
It sounds like the second year time bomb is ticking away and he warned the media to bring a suggestion box because he's out of answers on how to turn things around.
"This taste. This vibe. I'm not buying it, man. I don't know what it is," he said. "But some thing's gonna have to change. Something's gonna have to change fast."
The Cowboys (3-3) rallied after the Panthers (1-5) took a 14-13 lead late into the game but two late Dallas field goals sealed the deal for the visitors.
Newton passed for 233 yards but the offense was sporadic and was held to a frustrating eight three-and-outs. Newton had a critical first down pass to Greg Olsen called back after Dallas called a dubious time out.
A lot was expected from Newton after a sensational rookie season but it looks like both he and the team are having a hard time delivering. Call it a sophomore jinx or just NFL defenses catching up to him. Either way, the close losses are taking a toll.
Panthers guard Jordan Gross was a little more cheery.
"If you want a bright spot, we're a fourth-and-one away from a lot of wins here," he said.
Oh yeah, at least Newton rocks the brown sweater.
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The expectations were high for the Carolina Panthers and second year quarterback Cam Newton coming into the 2012 NFL season. After a phenomenal rookie year that saw the Panthers win six games, Newton and his team appeared poised to take the next step and compete for a playoff spot.Unfortunately for Newton and the Panthers things haven’t turned out as planned so far. One of...
“The past couple of games have been the same script, by the same director,” Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said following Sunday’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. “It’s kind of getting boring.”There are plenty of words I could think to describe the Panthers in recent weeks. Frustrating, nerve-racking or upsetting come to mind but “boring” is not one of them...
After today’s loss to the Cowboys, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton told the media that he’s going to bring in a suggestion box to help him figure out what’s wrong with his team.“I’m going to bring in a suggestion box. And I want your suggestions in that suggestion box, because I sure don’t know. I really don’t,” Newton said, per the USA Today.Cam needs to...
Cam Newton has absolutely no idea how to handle himself during his postgame press conferences. He blames others. He looks sullen. He dodges questions. But after Sunday’s home loss against the Dallas Cowboys, Newton reached his boiling point.
He also lost even more respect from the fans and media following his suggestions for the Panthers.
Well, in a way.
“The past couple of games...
Panthers QB Cam Newton is experiencing a sophomore slump. Sunday’s game against the Cowboys was just another example of things not going Cam and the Panthers way. The team was up 14-13 late in the game looking as if the Panthers would sneak in victory number two until two late game field goals from Dallas [...]
Cam Newton wants things to change in Carolina, and the Panthers appear to agree.
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"This was an extremely difficult decision," said Richardson...
When the Panthers wrapped up their captivating 2011 season, highlighted by the standout play of rookie quarterback Cam Newton and a respectable 6-10 record, team general manager Marty Hurneys job looked secure.
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After another game in which Cam Newton looked every bit like a second year quarterback who relies too much on his physical gifts, doesn’t have enough weapons and plays in a ****** system for a ****** coach, he decided that one of the ways to fix things would be to leave a suggestion box out for reporters and writers to add their thoughts on how to best solve the struggling Panthers’...
Stephen Jones seems to understand that the Cowboys are a work in progress. Even after the executive vice president watched his team hold the Carolina Panthers to 14 points Sunday in Charlotte, he noticed that improvements are still needed on the defensive side of the ball.
"We're still giving up some big plays," Jones said Monday during his weekly radio appearance...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Dan Bailey made a go-ahead 28-yard field goal with 3:25 remaining to help the Dallas Cowboys defeat the Carolina Panthers 19-14.
Trailing by one, Tony Romo led the Cowboys (3-3) into field goal range with a 10-play, 44-yard drive to send Dallas to its ninth consecutive regular-season victory over the Panthers (1-5).
Romo had 227 yards and a touchdown.
DALLAS (19) d CAROLINA (14)
The Headline: Dallas escapes in Carolina to get back to .500
On paper this had the makings of an awesome game, you had 2011’s NFL rookie phenom Cam Newton going aganist Tony Romo, both of whom have the ability to do some crazy stuff back there when asked to improvise. Carolina also has Steve Smith who has a knack for big plays and, despite...