Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 9/21/12
Cam Newton faced the media — after Thursday night's 36-7 blowout of his Carolina Panthers by the New York Giants — and, with closed eyes and bowed head, he apologized to the Carolina fans for the his team's lousy performance. At the same time, Newton didn't exactly give the Giants defense much credit for the rout. The second-year quarterback finished the game with three interceptions and completed only 16-of-30 passes. Yet, he still thinks it had to do more with the Panthers than the Giants preparation and execution. "It was nothing they did; it was all on us," said Newton. "Of course, they have elite defensive linemen and elite players on their defense, but it wasn't so much what they did as what we didn't do." Huh? Whatever the reason Newton thinks the Panthers were beaten like a Grand Canyon mule, he admitted it was embarrassing. "Who wants to support something that puts on a performance of embarrassment? If I was a fan of the Carolina Panthers, I would be holding my head down...
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