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Cam Newton tops 400 again, but Packers beat Panthers

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton works to avoid being tackled by Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews during their NFL football game in Charlotte Reuters

Cam Newton is amazing. But he’s also 0-2.

Newton, the Carolina Panthers quarterback who was the first overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, threw for 432 yards today against the Green Bay Packers, but he also made some rookie mistakes and threw three interceptions as the Packers won 30-23.

After passing for 422 yards last week, Newton now has 854 passing yards in his two-game NFL career, shattering the NFL record for the most passing yards in a player’s first two games. The previous record belonged to former Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich, of all people, who had 638 yards in his first two NFL games.

Overall, Newton completed 28 of 46 passes, with a touchdown and three interceptions. He also ran 10 times for 53 yards and a touchdown. Fun with numbers: Through two games Newton is on pace for 6,832 yards this season.

Unfortunately for the Panthers, all of Newton’s heroics haven’t been enough. They certainly weren’t enough to beat a very good Green Bay team on Sunday, especially not when Aaron Rodgers completed 19 of 30 passes for 308 yards and two touchdowns — and unlike Newton didn’t throw an interception. Charles Woodson also stepped up with a big game, intercepting Newton twice and recovering a Steve Smith fumble.

And so the defending Super Bowl champions are 2-0 to start the season. And yet it’s hard not to feel like the real story of this game was the quarterback whose team is 0-2.

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  1. jrmbadger says: Sep 18, 2011 4:29 PM

    Captain checkdown. Most of his yards came from checkdowns to backs and screen plays. he was extremely inaccurate when he did throw downfield.

  2. jrmbadger says: Sep 18, 2011 4:31 PM

    I should add that he missed several open receivers downfield, and the three interceptions were all badly thrown passes.

  3. vexey says: Sep 18, 2011 4:31 PM

    Cam had a great game, and I was really impressed that he didn’t celebrate that rushing TD in the 4th

    That said, lets pay a running back 30 million guaranteed and let the QB rush for more yards. Fantastic plan

  4. favreforever says: Sep 18, 2011 4:32 PM

    Could be Newton vs. Gabbert next week. That will be blood in the water for the media.

  5. axespray says: Sep 18, 2011 4:32 PM

    So is Nick Collins alright or what?

  6. scoops1 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:33 PM

    great now we gotta head another week of ESPN ramble on n on bout Cam

  7. batyuki says: Sep 18, 2011 4:33 PM

    A few costly mistakes but nothing unusual for a rookie QB. The Panthers just need to remember they used to be a great running team and feed the ball to Williams and Stewart more than they did so far and they should be fine.

  8. panthers34 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:33 PM

    Man, if we could just run the football(with our tailbacks, not our qb)we could be so scary……

  9. chowface86 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:33 PM

    Newton is going to be a Hall of Famer for sure.

    Thumps up for yes, down for no

  10. savocabol1 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:34 PM

    He three 3 INTs. Hardly amazing.

  11. tiffpats4eva says: Sep 18, 2011 4:34 PM

    Good for Cam. Packers didn’t play very well.

  12. dbellina says: Sep 18, 2011 4:34 PM

    That”s Madden numbers. Is this real life?

  13. rjkilla says: Sep 18, 2011 4:36 PM

    some rookie mistakes…still a promising showing against the super bowl champs

  14. dannomac21 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:38 PM

    and to add to what everyone else is saying, jim mora has the biggest schoolgirl crush on newton.

    and i have more hood in me than ron pitts.

  15. qdog112 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:38 PM

    jrmbadger says: Sep 18, 2011 4:31 PM

    I should add that he missed several open receivers downfield, and the three interceptions were all badly thrown passes.
    ———————————

    You can add all you want to, Cam also had several drops and he is amazing! Far from the bust you and other losers predicted.

  16. panthers34 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:38 PM

    Can the Panthers PLEASE put a fullback on the field in short yardage? No more of these funky qb draws.

  17. orangeflh says: Sep 18, 2011 4:39 PM

    As a Packer fan, I was worried for a bit. Newton looked great in the first quarter; then Carolina completely changed their game plan and forgot they even had tight ends.

    I think the kid is going to be great.

  18. randallcobb says: Sep 18, 2011 4:39 PM

    Marinobich? Don’t curse the guy.

  19. scudbot says: Sep 18, 2011 4:39 PM

    Passer rating 72. Oh by the way, Charles Woodson 2 INTS 1 fumble recovery. Donald Driver broke James Lofton’s all time reception record. But nevermind, because, you know, CAM NEWTON!!!

  20. axespray says: Sep 18, 2011 4:40 PM

    Jordy Nelson had a great game clinching catch for a TD thou…
    I could hear the people up the street at the bar erupting… awesome.

    But seriously, is Nick alright? Don’t we got some kinda elite reporter force that can update us?

  21. herlies says: Sep 18, 2011 4:40 PM

    If it’s possible to be impressed with a QB who threw 3 picks, this was it.Green Bay would have won by 4 scores if not for Newton’s poise and a few lucky breaks.

  22. nlfunk says: Sep 18, 2011 4:42 PM

    He can put up numbers. But he made some awful passes and choked again at the end. I’m still waiting to be impressed.

  23. thehatefulnerd says: Sep 18, 2011 4:42 PM

    Pack doesn’t fumble that first kickoff, it’s not even close. Great game by both teams though. Props.

  24. qdog112 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:43 PM

    Hatred is a strong emotion that clouds your judgment. Not giving credit were it is due only highlights the accomplishments you wish to diminish. 432 yards passing for anyone is to be applauded, not belittled.

  25. packfaninvikeland says: Sep 18, 2011 4:44 PM

    lol Here comes the Cam haters. We knew they would be out when he struggles a bit but I am a pack fan, I think Cam is going to be a great QB he plays very loose. Loose ALSO means more INTS at times too but Panthers will be alright in time. Probably not this year. Say what you want but he was giving our d some headaches when he wasn’t making mistakes. Although he should not be the leading rusher, no QB should.

  26. henryjones20 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:44 PM

    haters gona hate no matter what he does. where are all the losers that were callin him the next jamarcus russell and scam newton now? haha losers,ill take him on my team anytime.

  27. umbra7 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:46 PM

    The Packers didn’t have a good game. The Panther gave them the game with turnovers. Rogers didn’t have a great game either. He scored on a 84 yarder at the end of the game. But before then he was just ok. The Packers are clearly the better team and in the end, it showed.

    Lets not make this revisionsit history here PFT.

  28. stavreafavre says: Sep 18, 2011 4:46 PM

    He’s a lot better than I thought he would be. But it’s asking an awful lot of a rookie QB to carry the load both passing and running. I’m afraid he won’t have a very long career if they keep running a bunch of QB draws. Would be a shame for him to get hurt before Carolina can put more talent on the field with him.

  29. brintfatre says: Sep 18, 2011 4:47 PM

    If he ever plays a team that has a Manning the media will not know how to contain themselves.

  30. Foresight2011 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:47 PM

    He had solid game overall. The 3 turnovers he had, I seen plenty of vets throw. What I am shocked at is that despite those mistakes he had his team in a position to tie the game with 4mins left, coming up short by another yard. He remained poised and put his team in a position to win late.

    This by no means was blowout by the Packers. The Panthers played them tough and were competitive. There were plenty of plays in the first half were Cam made Clay Matthews and the GB D look like a fool. Considering where this team was last year the fans have a lot to be proud of.

  31. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 18, 2011 4:49 PM

    Fun with numbers: Through two games Newton is on pace for 6,832 yards this season.

    ———————————–
    And 16 TDs to 48 INTs.

    And an 0-16 record.

    So maybe when you said “The previous record belonged to former Raiders quarterback Todd Marinovich, of all people,”….

    It’s not really THAT odd.

  32. shaggytoodle says: Sep 18, 2011 4:51 PM

    I am a Packer fan glad GB got out of thier with a W, I said earlier this week the Pack SHOULD beat a rookie QB/head coach by two TDs with the lockout, but knew it wouldn’t happen,

    I am surprised that Steve Smith still has it, he hasn’t had much benfefit of good QB play and being injured but he surprised me, but I think if teams can take away Steve Smith, Newton will be ineffective passing. Its obvious thats his favorite reciever, but even then you still need to stop them.

  33. panthers34 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:53 PM

    What was really surprising was the job the Panthers D did. Nice job holding the fort during the flury of turnovers. Charles Johnson is proving to be worth the money.

  34. thephantomstranger says: Sep 18, 2011 4:54 PM

    When you consider how many 422-yard games there have been in NFL history and how infrequent it is for a quarterback to have two games like that in his career, the odds of him passing for more yards than that in his career were astronomical. Then he beat it in the very next game!

  35. freemantowilliams says: Sep 18, 2011 4:55 PM

    As a buc fan I was really hopin he would be crap. These past 2 weeks have me a bit worried. We gotta deal with him twice a year for at least the next 5 years. Smh

  36. jessethegreat says: Sep 18, 2011 4:56 PM

    Dude played like a rookie at times, but he sure has potential. I’d bet every other team that drafted a qb first round this year wishes they had Cam instead.

  37. pappysarcasm says: Sep 18, 2011 4:58 PM

    Whenever they start HGH testing, Scam needs to be the first in line. Guarantee with his history of cheating and stealing he’s in the stuff! ;)

  38. schmitty2 says: Sep 18, 2011 4:59 PM

    Whats more scary-Newton averaging over 420 yards a game or the Packers D giving up over 420 yards a game to qb’s after 2 weeks?

  39. welzy says: Sep 18, 2011 5:00 PM

    Newton’s passing talents remind me of Favre. Good and bad.

  40. maddogwhite says: Sep 18, 2011 5:00 PM

    Great, Newton is going to be king of fantasy football this year, meanwhile he and his team will still finish sub 500 and I would STILL take Andrew Luck over this guy for the long haul.

    Wait until D Coordinators have a season of film on him then see how well he plays.

    Are you listening out there sam bradford and Josh Freeman fans???

  41. bdert says: Sep 18, 2011 5:00 PM

    How do u really make an argument against 854 yards passing in two games??

  42. pappysarcasm says: Sep 18, 2011 5:01 PM

    Todd Marinovich eh? Thats awesome! So as much as the media wants to put Scam in the HOF immediately, I guess we have to wait a bit!

  43. aaronitout says: Sep 18, 2011 5:03 PM

    Cam and the Panthers played very well. Rodgers misfired on a few throws and secondary for GB is now officially suspect, especially if the Nick Collins injury turns out to be really bad.

    Well done, Panthers.
    Bottom line: GB 2-0, CAR 0-2

  44. str82dvd says: Sep 18, 2011 5:04 PM

    Here comes another Cam-gasm. Can a QB go on IR for having his head explode?

  45. boover3 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:04 PM

    That announcing crew, especially Jim Mora was awful. All he talked about was his man-love for Cam. He is gonna be really good, if not already, but geez…

  46. bullethead527 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:07 PM

    Im still amazed, but i really wanted us to win, I wanted the upset!! But that Packers Def showed up in the Redzone and that is where it counts, Rookie QB showed more than the ARZ game, but Brees puts up 400 yards than Cam put 400 yards and Packers still won, how many more games can the Packers win while giving up 400 yards through the air?? Good Game though

  47. str82dvd says: Sep 18, 2011 5:09 PM

    I hope he loses the next 7 games straight w/400 yds in each one. Then ESPN won’t catch on that he’s still got a ways to go before they crown him the next Great Black Hope at QB.

  48. pappert says: Sep 18, 2011 5:09 PM

    Deangelo Thanks For Your 7 Points total in 2 weeks on my team.. Thought your contract got you motivated. Guess I was mistaken. Joe Shmoe on the practice squad can put up those number (minus a monster undeserved deal)

  49. steeltown56 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:13 PM

    Kid looks great. He leaves it all on the field. Anyone who understands football would have never compared him to JaMarcus Russell.

  50. youcantquitmebaby says: Sep 18, 2011 5:13 PM

    Panthers fans have to be pretty happy with the way Cam played today, even though he made mistakes and we lost the game.

    Carolina has proved that they won’t be a pushover like last year, and once Cam gets some more experience, the NFL better watch out. This guy will be good.

  51. panther17 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:14 PM

    He’s not perfect but give the guy his due. He’s doing a lot better then people thought he would.

    A running game would sure help the rook and the team to get their first W. Remember Double Trouble OC?

  52. pilot2011 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:14 PM

    Panthers have 4 turnovers and take the Superbowl champs to 4th and goal to tie the game.

    Not a bad day for Carolina… Those turnovers were some rookie mistakes for sure. But what in the heck is up with their running game?

    Calling Brad Hoover.

  53. branch24 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:18 PM

    Man this is ridiculous, do ppl hate Cam Newton that badly?! He throws for 800+ in two games as a rookie n somehow to u haters he’s still garbage, n I’m tired of all these well if he didn’t have Steve Smith or possible scenerios that didn’t happen, Cam would have done this bad or not as good, man shut that down. The NFL is a game of inches remember? I don’t see any other rookies showing out this year like Cam has.

  54. voiceofrealism says: Sep 18, 2011 5:21 PM

    Newton had a fine game for his second in the NFL. He’s being asked to do too much as a rookie. But he passed almost 50 times so he should have a ton of yards. Plus 3 interceptions, so let’s not put him in the HOF yet. But he’ll be fine if he doesn’t have to do it all on offense.
    And anyone who calls me a hater because I don’t agree with them is an immature moron. Even using the term (and I use that loosely) hater shows your ignorance. No one of intelligence would use that stupid street slang.

  55. botchedextrapoint says: Sep 18, 2011 5:25 PM

    chowface86 says:
    Sep 18, 2011 4:33 PM
    Newton is going to be a Hall of Famer for sure.

    Thumps up for yes, down for no

    —————————

    This question needed an extra thumb, way too early to make this call. Look at the guy who’s record he broke for most yards in first two games. Don’t get too excited about yards. When in front coaches will concede yards, it’s called the prevent defense. Concede garbage yards but take away the big play. This question will be relevant when Cam can operate and get scores in the red zone. That will be a few seasons yet before that will be second nature.

  56. packfaninvikeland says: Sep 18, 2011 5:26 PM

    scudbot says: Sep 18, 2011 4:39 PM

    Passer rating 72. Oh by the way, Charles Woodson 2 INTS 1 fumble recovery. Donald Driver broke James Lofton’s all time reception record. But nevermind, because, you know, CAM NEWTON!!!

    fumble recoveries are right place at the right time. Driver has been underrated his ENTIRE career, no surprise people wont talk about it much. Also, 800+ yards for a ROOKIE in his first two starts is impressive, its called “giving the guys a chance” Don’t be an insecure packer fan because we dont get praised every 5 mins.. We are 2-0!

  57. qoojo says: Sep 18, 2011 5:28 PM

    Carolina didn’t give Newton much help for a rookie by completely abandoning the run, and when they did run late, half the time it was a called QB run. Newton did miss some wide open WRs like the guy in the end zone in the 4th. A couple of the receptions were Favre like lucky. That’s where the WR makes a great play on an up for grabs ball, and the QB gets all the credit.

  58. panthers34 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:31 PM

    Panthers scored twenty points twice all last season….

  59. treyanastasio says: Sep 18, 2011 5:34 PM

    Has there ever been a team allow 400+ yards in the first 2 games of the season and win both of them? I’m thinking no.

  60. steelerdynasty2010 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:35 PM

    there is never an excuse for losing when your qb throws for 4 bills

  61. bnwillard says: Sep 18, 2011 5:40 PM

    Pretty clear they overpaid for DeAngelo Williams. Not impressed with him at all so far. this team needs Otah every game, but they sure as heck can’t count on him.

    As far as the Camwqgon goes, this kid deserves all the accolades and TV coverage. Would you rather listen to the goons on ESPN go on and on about Brett Favre possibly coming back, more breaking news on Peyton Manning stiff neck, what?

  62. packerbacker12 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:43 PM

    As a Packer fan, I was surprised on how well Newton played. But he still has a lot of growing up to do especially after seeing him hide under his towel during basically the entire game.

  63. eaglelover1 says: Sep 18, 2011 5:57 PM

    Wow A lot of hate going on in this thread….I remember another QB a few years ago throwing for 300+ yards in his first 2 starts and some of these same people insulting Newton were praising Kolb and saying he was the next Montana….I guess the more things change the more they stay the same.

  64. 11inthebox says: Sep 18, 2011 5:58 PM

    @ str82dvd who says:
    I hope he loses the next 7 games straight w/400 yds in each one. Then ESPN won’t catch on that he’s still got a ways to go before they crown him the next Great Black Hope at QB.
    ——————————————
    Yeah, because Lord knows the worst thing in the world is a great black quarterback! Dude, are you serious? I mean, do black folks bother you THAT much? Really?

    Hey, I wonder if my comment will be posted—even though I’m mocking someone whose greatest fear is that Cam Newton may turn out to be a good quarterback.

  65. stellarperformance says: Sep 18, 2011 6:00 PM

    Cam Newton is good. Get some additional pieces on that team, and they will be scary good. The Packers deserved the win…they earned it…but barely. Jordy comes through in the clutch.

  66. supersuckers3 says: Sep 18, 2011 6:02 PM

    Newton is the real deal. They have a good team in Charlotte. Wait until late this year they will be in the mix. Glad we got ‘em when we did. That said Green Bay was SLOPPY all over the place with the exception of Crosby. Rodgers even looked out of sync at times. Gives McCarthy and staff enough classroom material to motivate for Chicago.

  67. managod777 says: Sep 18, 2011 6:13 PM

    Different game if the other running score he had was not called back for holding. The kid is special and will do special things during his career. The team improves when he stops being the leading rusher. This kid can change the expectations of the quarterback position. And Mike Vick wins a superbowl…oh my!!!!!!!!!!

  68. tarheelpirate says: Sep 18, 2011 6:55 PM

    @botchedextrapoint

    It’s obvious that you didn’t watch the game. There was no garbage time or prevent defense. It was a close game, throughout. He earned all of the positive plays, but he also made some critical mistakes. You can beat no one losing the turnover margin 4-1.

    Bottom line: This is no fluke. He can play.

  69. mwm367 says: Sep 18, 2011 7:26 PM

    Cam will hold his own and the Panthers will be ok. No they won’t have a winning season this year but they won’t be in last place either. The packers got lucky to leave with a win. If that’s all they got, then they won’t be in the superbowl again this year. All the Cam haters are shut up now. He can play and he will win in due time. With no OTA’s and only 2 real games under his belt, he has done a great job so far. People just love to hate and they can hate all the want to. Obviously Cam is poised to not let haters bother him. I’m more worried about the special teams. Can we please get someone that can run back kicks and punts? A.E. is not the answer.

  70. tjrubleysaudible says: Sep 18, 2011 7:32 PM

    I thought Cam was going to suck in the NFL. Good for him for proving a lot of people wrong, including myself. He looks really good. Glad the Pack won, but the defense still looks crappy, not to take anything away from Cam and the Panthers. Hope he continues to do well.

  71. riderspantherssk says: Sep 18, 2011 7:38 PM

    tfbuckfutter:

    That should be 24 TDs and 32 INTs. You can’t even divide and multiply how are you going to critique a quarterback?

  72. kibawib says: Sep 18, 2011 7:47 PM

    jrmbadger–“Captain checkdown. Most of his yards came from checkdowns to backs and screen plays. “–What game were you watching? Newton threw the ball all over the field. Those 400+ yards he had passing against your defense didn’t come from long handoffs.

  73. kibawib says: Sep 18, 2011 7:50 PM

    scudbot–“Passer rating 72. … But nevermind, because, you know, CAM NEWTON!!!”–The bigger story is the 800 yards the packer d has given up through two games. Good thing Newton forced a few throws. If he hadn’t, the packers wouldn’t have been able to recover from TRAILING by 13 POINTS to a 2-14 TEAM! Hahahaha!

  74. botchedextrapoint says: Sep 18, 2011 7:59 PM

    tarheelpirate says:
    Sep 18, 2011 6:55 PM
    @botchedextrapoint

    It’s obvious that you didn’t watch the game. There was no garbage time or prevent defense. It was a close game, throughout. He earned all of the positive plays, but he also made some critical mistakes. You can beat no one losing the turnover margin 4-1.

    Bottom line: This is no fluke. He can play.
    ——————-

    Fair point. The point I was trying to make was that while throwing for over 400 yards twice is mindblowingly impressive, pilling up yards is not a sign he is a lock for the HOF. Yards can be misleading. Aaron Rodgers threw for a lot of yards in his first season as a starter but he struggled in the red zone at times and couldn’t close out games. It will take time for him to develop those skills in the red zone and the two minute drill. It’s going to be exciting to watch him develop though, with all the expectations heaped on him as a number 1 pick he has already proved to be mentally tough enough to be a great QB.

  75. badfish6907 says: Sep 18, 2011 8:28 PM

    I think I was more impressed with their O line. I predicted a ton of blitzes from the Packers, forcing a lot of mistakes which did happen a little bit, but for the most part they held up and gave Cam the time to throw. Also the defense only giving up 9 points off the four turnovers was impressive as well. One thing is for sure though. You are going to have a hard time beating anybody when you get 18 yards on 11 caries from your backfield, much less the Packers.

    Anyway good game Panther fans. You definitely have some good reason for optimism. Good luck going forward.

    Now on to da Bears.

  76. shaggytoodle says: Sep 18, 2011 8:31 PM

    kibawib says:
    Sep 18, 2011 7:50 PM
    scudbot–”Passer rating 72. … But nevermind, because, you know, CAM NEWTON!!!”–The bigger story is the 800 yards the packer d has given up through two games. Good thing Newton forced a few throws. If he hadn’t, the packers wouldn’t have been able to recover from TRAILING by 13 POINTS to a 2-14 TEAM! Hahahaha!

    ______________________

    The Panthers were only 0-1 going into this game.

    The Packers do need to get thier defense sured up, but the Panthers didn’t cash in after a rookie mistake by Cobb, after the D settled in they started forcing TOs and settling in which was big helping them get the win.

  77. catman72 says: Sep 18, 2011 8:41 PM

    You guys with your Cam Newton blind hate are unbelievable…. Cam really scares the hell out of you, doesn’t he.

  78. kegowhisky says: Sep 18, 2011 9:49 PM

    Impressive numbers for Newton, if you overlook the one TD and three INTs. But numbers aren’t everything in this game – winning is. If Newton breaks every QB record in the book this year but the Panthers go 8-8 or worse, will he still be considered an elite QB?

  79. truthserum4u says: Sep 18, 2011 10:41 PM

    scudbot says:
    Passer rating 72. Oh by the way, Charles Woodson 2 INTS 1 fumble recovery. Donald Driver broke James Lofton’s all time reception record. But nevermind, because, you know, CAM NEWTON!!!
    ============================

    Is it illiteracy or comprehension that prevents you from grasping what was written? Woodson’s accomplishments were right there in the second to the last paragraph. Driver had one freakin’ catch for 10 yeds. Players are constantly breaking team records without mention @ PFT. Newton’s was a league accomplishment.

    So what about his QB rating? Dalton’s stats where superior to Orton’s and yet he had a lower rating.

    Andy Dalton 27 of 41
    332 Yrds
    65.9%
    8.1 Yrd/Att
    2 TD 0 INT
    107.0 Rating

    Kyle Orton 15 of 25
    195 Yrds
    60.0%
    7.8 Yrds/Att
    2 TD 0 INT
    111 QB Rating

  80. truthserum4u says: Sep 18, 2011 10:51 PM

    thehatefulnerd says:
    Sep 18, 2011 4:42 PM

    Pack doesn’t fumble that first kickoff, it’s not even close.

    ————————–

    Funny, I figured if the Panthers didn’t turn the ball over 4 times it wouldn’t have been close.

    Love how you can tell how a game would have turned out by the first kick-off.

  81. truthserum4u says: Sep 18, 2011 11:03 PM

    pappysarcasm says:
    Sep 18, 2011 4:58 PM

    Whenever they start HGH testing, Scam needs to be the first in line. Guarantee with his history of cheating and stealing he’s in the stuff!

    =============================

    Whenever they start HGH testing, Clay Matthews needs to be the first in line. Guarantee with his history of close association with Brian Cushing and the USC program he’s in the stuff!

    There I fixed your post for you.

  82. raz75reb says: Sep 19, 2011 12:49 AM

    Wow, didn’t realize Cam is already a hot button topic. I think we move past the racial discussion. The fact that Harold Minor was once referred to as Baby Jordan is a prime example of how the is always look to anoint the next great superstar.

    Big #s, especially with the numbers being thrown around this season, can be hollow. But he’s def been better than i gave him credit for. Gotta give the dude his props.

    Still has a fake feel on the podium. It may be genuine, but he comes of rehearsed.

  83. panthermaniac says: Sep 19, 2011 12:49 AM

    To all the Newton haters are you the type who just hates hype and those who because of today’s media are the subject of non stop coverage?(somewhat understandable given the 24 hour coverage) Are you the type who can’t stand to see others succeed so you constantly find faults with talented athletes(talented people in general) because your life is terrible and the only satisfaction you have is to project the negativity from your own existence on to others? Or are you just a racist?(we all know you’re out there) I’m guessing if you think long and hard most of you fall into one of those 3 categories whether you want to admit it or not. If you can honestly watch a rookie(key word ROOKIE) qb play his first two games and come away with anything other than “wow that kid looks like an amazing talent who could be good for a long time” then I would love to hear your reasoning. Don’t give me he’s 0-2. FFS he’s a ROOKIE. He is supposed to lose games and throw picks and make mistakes. You’re looking for all the signs that he has the ability be great not that he is the finished product right now and so far he has shown he has it in spades. Why do you people think every nfl expert has been singing his praises. But you know the best part about Newton? Not the amazing numbers he has put up it’s the fact that he doesn’t even care about the numbers. If you listen to him speak you learn quickly all this kid cares about is winning. He is a leader. Haters maybe you should give some love the world needs more of it. Who needs Luck when you got Newton! Rant Over.

  84. southcakpanther says: Sep 19, 2011 9:13 AM

    Nothing brings out the haters like a confident, smart, young QB. This kid has all the potential to be the next Peyton Manning when it comes to endorsements. His play on the field has blown the doors off of 100% of you haters and it’s freaking fantastic watching you guys eat crow.

  85. stevonnesmith says: Sep 19, 2011 10:00 AM

    The Panthers don’t have any nationally televised games this year. If Cam keeps this up, would the NFL/NBC consider flexing one of the Panther’s late season games?? With the way ESPN talks about this guy, I can only assume that the rest of the nation would like to see him play. In Week 13, the Colts/Pats are scheduled for SNF. The Panthers are playing the division rival Bucs. If the Colts are really terrible by then, then maybe this could happen. I know we’re just finishing Week 2 and a lot can happen between now and then. I’m just thinking of the possibilities…

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