Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/8/12
Carolina Panthers starting quarterback Cam Newton needs a hug. I just have this mental image of him sitting down in front of a baby grand piano, scooching the bench a little closer, placing his fingers upon the keys, then letting go with a long, audible sigh.A small child, eyes bright with wonder, heart bursting with love, mind overloaded with a insatiable desire for knowledge of the world and how it works."What's wrong, Mr. Newton?" the child asks, voice chirping with youthful innocence and wonder, "You look sad."Cam looks down at the kid, put his hand on top of her head and says, "That's just it, I don't know. Nothing's working the way it did last year. And today's game, I - I..." Newton trails off, looking away so he can blink away tears but hide them from the girl's view. He turns back toward the girl and continues, "I just want to forget about today and all those mistakes I've been making.""You can't just forget your inept offensive performance, Cam, you'll never learn from it....
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