Found September 27, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Last week: 22 (+3) Record: 1-2 The Panthers looked horrible at home on Thursday Night, but they were the inferior team and superior, veteran, proven teams always have the advantage over teams like the Panthers. The good news is that they still rank 3rd in the league in yards per play differential. They’re getting killed in turnover differential, with a -6, tied for worst with the Eagles, but that tends to even out over time. Well rested, they go into a tough test in Atlanta this week and I think they have a better shot than people are giving them, even if the Falcons are awesome at home. Studs RT Garry Williams: Did not allow a pressure on 39 pass block snaps, run blocked for 0 yards on 1 attempt Duds QB Cam Newton: 16 of 30 for 242 yards, 3 interceptions, 2 batted passes, 1 drop, 1 hit as thrown, 2 throw aways, 56.2 adjusted QB rating, pressured on 10 of 33 drop backs (2 sacks, 1 scramble, 1 of 3, 1 hit as thrown), rushed for 6 yards (18 after contact) and a touchdown on 6 carries ...

Steve Smith regrets that his conversation with Cam Newton went public

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith told the media on Wednesday that he should have  kept his conversation with quarterback Cam Newton private. “I shouldn’t have said anything,” Smith said, clarifying later that he meant he shouldn’t have said anything to the media, not to Newton, per Scott Fowler of the Charlotte Observer. “So that really falls on me. Hey, sometimes...

Cam Newton denies he’s seeing a Psychiatrist

Cam Newton is under fire again because of the way he handles losing and how his disposition affects those around him. I wrote in previous articles that no one wants a good loser around them, but a poor loser is even worse. Newton was recently scolded by teammate Steve Smith for the way he handled last Thursday ugly loss to the Giants. There are reports coming out that Newton...

Cam Newton downplays Smith's criticism

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Like brothers, Cam Newton and Steve Smith have already moved on after a brief moment of not seeing eye to eye. Newton downplayed the criticism he received last week from Smith, saying he and his Pro Bowl receiver are still "on good terms" entering Carolina's showdown at Atlanta on Sunday. Smith told reporters last week he chided Newton on the...

Panthers must respond well to loss

The last thing true competitors want after suffering a taste-altering defeat is to have to sit and stew about it for an extended period of time. Most want to get right back out there and eliminate the residue of the pain. The Carolina Panthers had no option following their 36-7 home loss to the New York Giants last Thursday that was actually worse than the score indicates. Thats...

Cam Newton: Will he lead or recede?

The Panthers’ 36-7 loss to the Giants was one of the most embarrassing in franchise history. Still, it’s only one loss – regardless of how much they were outplayed. I have faith that the inferior game planning, poor tackling or shoddy blocking can be fixed. But the real question is, can they repair Cam Newton’s attitude? My fellow Panthers 101 writer DJ Slotkis published...

Cam Newton gets mocked by Charlotte Observer editorial cartoon (Picture)

The first three weeks of the NFL season hasn't exactly been kind to Carolina Panthers second-year quarterback Cam Newton. After an embarrassing performance against the New York Giants last Thursday night, it appears that one local newspaper decided to take a shot at Cam in an editorial cartoon. Watch as the cartoonist for the Charlotte Observer mocks Cam's Superman...

Charlotte Observer cartoon mocks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton

Cam Newton is probably wishing he hadn’t been sulking on the bench at the end of last Thursday night’s loss to the New York Giants.  Since then he has been ripped by the media, and been openly criticized/advised by his teammates.  This cartoon in the local paper is certainly not going to make him feel any better or help him move on anytime soon.  Newton seems to be the victim...

Panthers' slow starting defense needs to step up

The Panthers need to avoid another slow start Sunday to have a better chance of upending the unbeaten Atlanta Falcons. That's something they haven't done this season. The Panthers haven't shown up ready to play and have allowed opponent to score a touchdown on the opening possession in all three games. The Panthers (1-2) recovered in Week 2 to beat New Orleans, but...

Falcons' strength is Panthers' weakness

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. Its never good when one teams weakness aligns with its opponents strength. Thats the situation the Carolina Panthers are in this week when they visit the Atlanta Falcons and the Georgia Dome on Sunday for the Falcons first NFC South game of the season. The 3-0 Falcons rank third in the NFL in scoring at 31.3 points per game while Carolina ranks among the bottom...

Newton downplays Smith's criticism

Cam Newton downplayed the criticism he received last week from Panthers teammate Steve Smith, saying he and his Pro Bowl receiver are still ''on good terms.''

Week 4 Fantasy Football Preview: Panthers vs Falcons

Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta FalconsA tale of two teams, the Falcons' offense is firing on all cylinders while the Panthers' offense is sputtering at best.The Falcons have dominated every game they have played up to this point on their way to 3-0 and their best start in eight seasons.The Panthers, however, have stumbled out of the gates, currently sitting at 1-2, the offense...
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