Originally written on Football Extra Points  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Cam Newton exceeded all expectations last year, especially mine. Coming out of Auburn I was not expecting Cam Newton to be able to adapt to the NFL game. Watching his interview with Coach John Gruden, when he could not name a single play, I thought he was going to fail. I have no problem admitting I was wrong. Cam Newton exploded onto the scene and became a superstar in the NFL. There's a long history of Quarterbacks that perform well their rookie year and suffer a sophomore slump. I think that Cam Newton has a lot of factors working in his favor that will help him succeed in 2012. Last year Cam Newton came into the League during a heated labor dispute. Due to the Owners lockout Cam was not able to participate in any offseason workouts or any organized team activities. When the labor dispute was finalized, camp and preseason was compressed giving teams even less time to work with Rookies, putting Cam into an even bigger hole. Cam Newton responded by putting up huge number...
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