Originally posted on Shutdown Corner  |  Last updated 10/29/11
"Yeah — he broke my single-game yardage record, and he just broke my single-season rushing touchdown record. Join the crowd -- everybody laughs when I tell them that! My rookie year, I had six rushing touchdowns, mostly because I was running for my life. That was the year we went 1-15." That was how my conversation with Chris Weinke started on Friday. We were to discuss Weinke's work with Cam Newton at IMG in Bradenton, Fla. over the summer, and the drastic upturn in performance Newton's shown since some shaky throwing sessions at the 2011 scouting combine and at a pro day he put on soon after. The Newton we're seeing now shows a progression I've never seen from a quarteback in a six-month period of time, and I wanted to talk to the guy who was responsible for a lot of that. But before Weinke started working with quarterbacks at IMG a couple years ago, he had a few moments in the sun as an NFL quarterback after an estimable career at Florida State. When Newton threw for 432 yards in...
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