Jake Delhomme thinks quarterback Cam Newton is the right guy to get the Carolina Panthers back to the Super Bowl.
''He's 24 years old and let's see what happens the rest of the year, but I don't think there's any doubt this guy can certainly do it,'' Delhomme said.
The team's career passing leader, Delhomme led the Panthers to their only Super Bowl appearance in 2003. He returned to the stadium Sunday for the first time since being released four years ago and banged the ''keep pounding'' drum before Carolina played the Atlanta Falcons.
Newton has eight total touchdowns - six passing and two rushing - and no turnovers during Carolina's current three-game winning streak.
''He is talented and he throws the ball plenty good enough and his legs are dangerous,'' said Delhomme, who now lives in his hometown of Breaux Bridge, La. ''That's what makes him so scary. ... Guys don't want to hit him. He's a freak of nature.''
Delhomme said Newton was thrust into a tough situation when he was...