Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 6/8/13
The Carolina Panthers were a team that continued to show promise in 2012 finishing the season with a 7-9 record, and 3-3 in the NFC South. The Panthers were a lot better than their record considering that seven out of nine of their losses were by less than 10 points, and they finished the season on a 4 game winning streak.Now heading into their third season together head coach Ron Rivera, and quarterback Cam Newton should be on the same page to get this team back into the playoffs this season. Newton has all the tools it takes to be a top quarterback in the league, and by showing up to to all the Panthers off-season activities has clearly shown he is ready to take charge and lead this season instead of get mad and pout.To go along with the work Newton is putting in this off-season, he has also stated how he would like to eventually become the Panthers offensive captain when time comes to replace Jordan Gross or Steve Smith.With the strong desire to be a leader this season, Newton ha...
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