Originally written October 08, 2012 on thepigskinreport.com:
Last season, rookie Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton took the NFL by storm. He set records in his first two starts, throwing for the most passing yards ever by a rookie quarterback. He shattered the record for most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback and he seemingly raised the bar on how rookie quarterbacks would be judged going forward. Now, NFL fans are wondering if he has what it takes in order to reach the next level in the NFL. At times last season, Cam Newton looked invincible. He beat defenses with his arm and with his legs. This season, he’s beating himself. He doesn’t appear to be the same player that captivated fans last season. He’s guided the Panthers to a 1-4 record heading into their bye week, and for Newton, the week off couldn’t come at a better time. Against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Newton threw for 303 yards. His totals in each game have steadily decreased each week. Against a stout Seattle defense on Sunday, Newton only managed 141 yards, but at one point in the ...
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