Found December 19, 2012 on Midwest Sports Fans:
We’ve known all along that Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newtown is a physical specimen. We saw him dazzle throughout his rookie season and fill up the stat sheet like few quarterbacks, let alone rookies, ever do. But for much of this season, the ex-Auburn Tiger, Heisman Trophy recipient, National Champion, and NFL Rookie of the Year, struggled mightily as his highly touted Panthers got off to an abysmal 2-8 start. The national media began ripping apart Newton’s game, trying to expose why he wouldn’t be able to be a consistently effective playmaker and leader. About a month later, the Panthers have rattled off 3 of 4 wins, with the only loss coming in Kansas City at Arrowhead following the Javon Belcher tragedy. Unfortunately, Carolina was in too deep of a hole to climb back into the playoff race. While it’s probably fair to call those first 10 games of the season Newton’s “sophomore slump,” it’s just as fair to say that rough patch of football is now very far behind him. Just ...
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