Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/13/12
Alert the FAA, Superman has been grounded.Carolina quarterback Cam Newton, the number one overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and last season’s Offensive Rookie of the Year, was frustrated from the opening gun to the end of the game by a relentless Denver pass rush as the Broncos routed the Panthers 36-14 Sunday afternoon in Charlotte.Each time one of Denver’s defenders would make a play, they would mock Newton’s trademark Superman pose. Newton, who is perhaps the most physically gifted quarterback in the league, was sacked seven times, the most in his young career, and was hit, hammered and harassed countless times more.   The Broncos defense set the tone early as linebacker Von Miller, the second overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and last season’s Defensive Rookie of the Year, sacked Newton on the fifth play from scrimmage.Asked after the game if being the second pick to Newton last year served as a source of motivation for Miller, Denver Head Coach John Fox said, “I think this ki...
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