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Cam Newton’s “Even Janitor” audible could be the new “Omaha”

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“Omaha” is so Midwestern, and so last year.

So it only stands to reason that the league’s new-school quarterback of the moment has come up with it’s best audible call at the line.

The Fox broadcast last week picked up Panthers quarterback Cam Newton barking signals at the line, including “Even Janitor.”

Since that’s a new one, someone within earshot of the mics (probably Panther but maybe a Buc) said “Is that real?,” and Newton confirmed.

“It could mean something one week. It could mean totally nothing the next week,” Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula said, via Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review. “Obviously, when you’re using the no-huddle and you have to use words and signals and all that kind of stuff, you’ve got to be creative because teams can pick up on that. [Newton’s] got a good imagination.”

Asked if Newton, who dispenses odd little nicknames to all his teammates, was the creator of the random audible, Shula just grinned.

“I can’t 100 percent confirm that,” he said “Somebody on offense. I think it was him, though.”

Chances are, it was Newton. And it ought to be, considering the way he’s cleaned up on offense this year, leading the league’s top-scoring unit headed into the playoffs.

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22 Responses to “Cam Newton’s “Even Janitor” audible could be the new “Omaha””
  1. offthelows says: Jan 6, 2016 7:28 AM

    The Bucs may have been asking if it was real because they were stunned Cam actually may have audibled. From the Panthers games I’ve watched, it is a rare event if Cam says anything beyond “Readddyyy!!” before the snap.

  2. grandpoopah says: Jan 6, 2016 7:32 AM

    Can should audible “Nawrocki”.

  3. douchebigelow says: Jan 6, 2016 7:46 AM

    Stolen laptop!!

  4. Treat manning like Brady says: Jan 6, 2016 8:01 AM

    He certainly has talent and his commercials are funny but the dance thing, All I can’t think of is Peter Griffin’s shipoopi.

    trying to imagine the manly men of Pittsburg, for example, dancing along in the stands after a TD.

    how long before rules are changed to include backup dancers for his routines?

    The NFL becomes more WWE every year. I blame White Shoes Johnson.

  5. 32raiderfan34 says: Jan 6, 2016 8:18 AM

    So that’s what he said. I thought he said “Tomsula” but it was “Even Janitor”. Man I was way off!

  6. awdlmd says: Jan 6, 2016 8:41 AM

    It’s too bad Self-Righteous Letter to Editor Moron is too long for the play clock.

  7. ths17 says: Jan 6, 2016 8:41 AM

    “REX RYAN! REX RYAN!” was the best….

  8. peytonwantsaflag says: Jan 6, 2016 8:49 AM

    one of the many things a kid in America can be when they are raised by a single mom.

  9. dadsource says: Jan 6, 2016 8:56 AM

    The Jaguars have “Green 80”, which is now old to me….

  10. cropslx says: Jan 6, 2016 8:58 AM

    Where are ALL the people that thought Cam Newton was going to be a bust?!?! Open mouth and insert foot……GO PANTHERS!!

  11. contract says: Jan 6, 2016 9:11 AM

    I’m waiting for someone to break out the “Simon says” calls at the line.

  12. dryzzt23 says: Jan 6, 2016 9:16 AM

    STOP trying to make Newton out to be a QB on Manning’s level. Newton has had ONE good year and now the media wants to anoint him as the G.O.A.T.

    Enough with the mega-hype about his guy. He’s a mediocre QB surrounded by decent talent and blessed with good coaching.

  13. tommyribs says: Jan 6, 2016 9:23 AM

    Cam Newton – Biggest Phony in all of Sports.

    The Pantthers are very good, but they will get knocked out in the Playoffs this Year.

  14. msarcher1 says: Jan 6, 2016 9:41 AM

    We’ll only have to hear that for one game.

  15. factschecker says: Jan 6, 2016 9:58 AM

    I heard Tom Brady say Omaha for 12 to 13 years before wonder-boy started saying it. After wonder-boy used it, people act like he invented it and it became “a thing” and not just “a thing” but wonder-boy’s thing.

  16. clt2 says: Jan 6, 2016 10:21 AM

    offthelows says:
    Jan 6, 2016 7:28 AM
    The Bucs may have been asking if it was real because they were stunned Cam actually may have audibled. From the Panthers games I’ve watched, it is a rare event if Cam says anything beyond “Readddyyy!!” before the snap.
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    Well then you haven’t watched many, or you haven’t paid attention, because he audibles all the time. When he does, pay attention to the result of the play, because most of the time it was the perfect call. Cam has gotten better every year, and it’s just sad that people can’t give credit where it’s due. You don’t have to like him, but you’re just not watching if you don’t think he’s a good QB.

  17. footballstruth says: Jan 6, 2016 10:31 AM

    So much jealousy. Cam is better than your QB. Deal with it.

  18. romophobic says: Jan 6, 2016 11:13 AM

    Cam had a good year with the support of the best defense in the league. Shocking. Now you homers need to get off his junk until he actually wins something. Maybe a playoff game to start.

  19. pilot2011 says: Jan 6, 2016 12:05 PM

    anyone can see that Cam audibles all the time. His hard count drawing off-sides is one of the best in the league.

    “Offthelows”, you sir are in idiot. A team can’t go 15-1 without the qb making the decisions at the line.

  20. goodguyattorney says: Jan 6, 2016 1:29 PM

    After watching the Vine it’s hilarious that an O-lineman is asking “is that real?” befroe Cam answers, “yea.”

  21. robinjoes says: Jan 6, 2016 5:32 PM

    romophobic says:
    Jan 6, 2016 11:13 AM
    Cam had a good year with the support of the best defense in the league. Shocking. Now you homers need to get off his junk until he actually wins something. Maybe a playoff game to start.

    ______________________________________

    another comment based on years ago. Defense is not best in league. They are not consistent enough to be the best in the league. I think Top 5 may even be reaching. They are still take advantage at crucial times but also show weakness at times in the pass and run game.

    Offense has carried this team in 2015 and will be the factor if they win or lose. Not a big fan of the extended celebrations but this group is legit and have proven they can win against anyone.

  22. liveforwhatuwoulddiefor says: Jan 6, 2016 11:08 PM

    It is mind blowing how many people came on here to bash Cam. He is hated on like he is kobe or lebron james. He must be doing something right. All these arguments on here arent even based on facts or right at all. Especially the idiot with the audible jokes. Watch a game and learn something. I dont understand how grown men can hate on another man with such passion. With all this one and done narrative everywhere I wonder what it will be once we advance.

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