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Cam’s failure to fall on fumble defines his Super Bowl

during Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. Getty Images

Cam Newton had a special season in 2015, winning the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award and emerging as a run-pass threat the likes of which we’ve never seen in the history of football. And yet quarterbacks are remembered for what they do in the Super Bowl, and Newton’s Super Bowl is going to be remembered for one terrible play above all.

When Newton fumbled in the fourth quarter, with the game on the line, he oddly appeared to pull back, rather than fall on the football into the middle of a scrum.

Why didn’t he fight harder for the ball? He didn’t answer that question after the game, hastily rushing out of his post-game press conference without saying much of anything.

Broncos linebacker DeMarcus Ware joined PFT Live this morning and suggested that Newton might simply not have known where the ball was.

“I tried to dive on it, I seen his feet in front of me but I don’t know why he didn’t dive on it. Maybe he didn’t see it,” Ware said.

The reaction from fans toward Newton’s play has been brutal, with many saying he just isn’t tough enough. But that seems hard to believe: Newton is the most physical runner of any quarterback in the NFL, and he has played through injuries many times. He’s been a tough player throughout his career. Why would he lose that toughness in the Super Bowl?

Newton is a great player who had a rough game against a great defense, and neither his season nor his Super Bowl should be defined by that one play. But in a quarterback’s career, we remember a few big moments above all others. And that was a very bad moment for Newton.

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  1. indymarc says: Feb 8, 2016 7:57 AM

    Cam also fumbled the post game press conference. What an embarrassment.

  2. ducknichols50 says: Feb 8, 2016 7:58 AM

    I agree with Ware-He didn’t see it. The dude clearly wants to win and is tough and its sad that a media circus is going to turn that into him not being tough enough or competitive enough. If he’d known where the ball was, then he’d jumped on it.

  3. noteamforlosangeles says: Feb 8, 2016 7:58 AM

    Well, people are still questioning the pass from the 1-yard line in last year’s Super Bowl, so what makes this play any different?

  4. pittsburgh84 says: Feb 8, 2016 7:58 AM

    That was so embarrassing.

  5. patriottony says: Feb 8, 2016 7:58 AM

    What no superman cape? I guess they will have to pull his yogurt commercial of him..trying out a new CAPE and superman pose….
    Pride cometh before a fall…the bluster and nonsense he throws up,,was due to come back him

  6. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Feb 8, 2016 7:59 AM

    Cam is a sore loser.
    I really believe their cake-walk schedule all season long did not allow them to properly prepare for adversity.

  7. sportsguy3434 says: Feb 8, 2016 7:59 AM

    The Denver D is what made him look average.

  8. hawk944 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:01 AM

    Second worst Super Bowl EVER! Frankly I was rather glad to see Carolina lose, so much posing and dance! All flash no substance.

  9. jmd1959 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:01 AM

    Watched the replay many times. he’s looking right at the ball. No way he did not see it. Business decision. Plain and simple

  10. ninjapleazee says: Feb 8, 2016 8:01 AM

    Maybe he was getting ready to dab.

  11. cardsfann1 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:02 AM

    It just looked like he quit on his team last night. First time I’ve ever seen that from him. Didn’t care for him to much before last night, surely don’t now…

  12. dinozzo27 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:02 AM

    Think he was deciding to jump on the ball or do the dabbing dance and got caught in between.

  13. Kelly's Chronicles says: Feb 8, 2016 8:03 AM

    You’ve got to win with grace and lose with grace especially on the world’s biggest stage. He has not mastered either.

  14. tooz72 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:03 AM

    no class cam, press conference was a joke, cry baby can’t handle losing but dabs like a hood rat when they win, face of the NFL my azz

  15. artvan15 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:04 AM

    Cam the scam. Enjoyed seeing his smug look disappear off his face through out the game. What a chump!!!

  16. stevedenetz says: Feb 8, 2016 8:04 AM

    In a early regular season game risking a hand injury fighting for a fumble may not be advisable for a qb. But there is no tomorrow in the playoffs. That fumble was the game. Quit pouting and fight for the damn ball.

  17. 12coltsfan12 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:05 AM

    Boo hoo. Enough crying. It was pathetic!

  18. tankthis says: Feb 8, 2016 8:05 AM

    He’s a baby. Just like all the Panther fans complaining that they lost because of the refs.

  19. sidepull says: Feb 8, 2016 8:08 AM

    Cam had a MVP season that’s for sure. I bet he learns from this. Denver D stopped him from dancing. He has been saying it all year, that if you want to see him stop, then make him. Not falling on the ball was one thing, falling on the ground in the end zone acting petulant, it just seemed kind of funny to me see a big dude like that act childish. It just didn’t fit the picture.

  20. patriottony says: Feb 8, 2016 8:09 AM

    YEAH…and this is the freaking Crowd that BOOED the GREATEST QB of ALL TIME..3 TIME SB MVP,,who has 4 rings…

    The crowd cheered superman…(Newton),,cheered a convicted felon RAY LEWIS and Booed Brady…

    But as for Cam…he is a narcissist he loves himself and cannot accept blame…PERIOD!!

  21. n0hopeleft says: Feb 8, 2016 8:10 AM

    On the biggest day of his career – we saw who Cam really was. When things started getting tough in last night’s game, you could see the weakness, immaturity, and old Cam shining through. Falling on the sidelines when things didn’t go his way, the baby faces, etc.

    The press conference says it all – no losing SB quarterback has ever acted like that. He celebrated every single first down all season long – you MAN UP when it doesn’t go your way, or you get harshly criticized.

  22. mborz says: Feb 8, 2016 8:10 AM

    There is absolutely no doubt that he saw it. The ball was rolling around on the turf, initially with no one around it, and he was running toward it. He pulled up when it became a scrum.

    Watch the replay.

  23. wattambor says: Feb 8, 2016 8:11 AM

    He’s not mentally tough. The Uruguay is a poser, when he makes a 2 yard gain he preens and prances. When the going gets tough, he ducks out. They will never be back to the super bowl with him, he’s been exposed. And, let’s stop throwing the word “great” around. Cam isn’t and never has been great. He’s been good, nothing more.

  24. misunderestimated1 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:11 AM

    Maybe if you weren’t having so much “fun” when you were winning, people would be more forgiving of your antics after a loss.

  25. billh1947 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:11 AM

    The ball was at Cams feet laying on the ground,any quarterback in that situation desperatly looks around at the ground to find it and jump on it but not Cam,he backs away from it like he didnt want to get in the scrum.it was a fit ending for a qb who against Arizona numerous times acted like a three year old before the camera hamming it up,well he wasnt hamming last night thats for certain.maybe one day he will act professional after he scores a td but thats doubtful.

  26. harrbenj says: Feb 8, 2016 8:12 AM

    The only thing I could think of after watching that is its possible, since he was attempting to throw, that he thought it was going to be ruled an incomplete pass instead of a fumble. Obviously it was and should have been a fumble, but he may have thought he was further in his throwing motion than he really was.

  27. ducknichols50 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:12 AM

    I’m not a Panthers fan-Im a Bears fan- and i live around 100’s of Panthers fans…….I’ve not heard 1 of them complain about the refs. I’ve heard them complain about their offensive line protection in this game (most say its been really good all year long).

  28. nflfan62 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:12 AM

    KRYTONITE

  29. billsbackto81 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:13 AM

    Hey Cam!
    Ed Hochuli just called.

    He’s says you’re not old enough or mature enough to win a Super Bowl.

  30. ravensfan56 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:14 AM

    I can’t wait for next season to start. Maybe the Ravens will finally be good again.

  31. wensink18 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:15 AM

    Cammie looked very concerned as Denver drove the field on their initial drive. The stage was too big for him and he will never recover from that disgraceful performance last night.

    Lets face it, it was a very boring game to watch and will go down as one of the worst Superbowls yet. But as a Pats fan, I tip my cap to that Denver D and Wade Phillips. They were exceptional all season and down the stretch and certainly were deserving of the Lombardi.

    Manning was a shell of his old self and will always be associated first, with the Colts. And while he definitely has been pampered and given free pass after free pass with his shortcoming and off-the-field indiscretions, he was a good character in this packaged soap opera known as the NFL.

    Congrats Broncos nation..

  32. collectordude says: Feb 8, 2016 8:15 AM

    Whiny baby, Cam.
    Never thought he was a championship QB.

    Remember this is basically the same team that went 7-8-1 in 2014.

  33. jbarr1 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:17 AM

    Bottom line is Carolina is very good on D. but their offense is a typical “high fiving jivin” team that looks great when things are going their way, but turn soft the second things aren’t. My only surprise about them is it took Cinderella, AKA Cam, until the SB to wake up.

  34. thefootballgodssay says: Feb 8, 2016 8:17 AM

    Cam is a punk

  35. edelmanfanclub says: Feb 8, 2016 8:18 AM

    The panthers werent getting helped by the officials on some calls but that denver D was insane, 15-1 and you get dominated in the SB. If Peytons arm resembled anything like 2013 Peyton it would have been a seattle/denver like massacre.

  36. adelphos33 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:18 AM

    As a Cam fan, first to admit he had a bad game and bad press conference. The poor body language returned a bit as he was frustrated all game. He’ll learn from it and win a SB eventually.

  37. truthfactory says: Feb 8, 2016 8:19 AM

    This is why I don’t like him. He’s just a front runner. Last year when they were losing he’s pouting on the sideline with his head down and not talkin to any teammates during the game.

    This year he’s winning and it’s- hey everyone, look at me!!!

    Then they lose last night and has the attitude of “get that camera outta my face!”

    He’s a bad winner, and a worse loser. Thats why I don’t like him. Nothing to do with race

  38. Patskrieg says: Feb 8, 2016 8:20 AM

    You can argue “elite” or GOAT until your face turns blue. But Brady dives on that fumble. Manning dives on that fumble. Any QB worth anything dives on that fumble. There are 2 types of quarterbacks you need to concern yourself with:

    A quarterback who would dive on a fumble to save his Super Bowl, and Cam Newton.

    I hate the Broncos but I was glad they won after that.

  39. jackbassett says: Feb 8, 2016 8:21 AM

    For the past 2 weeks, we’ve been asked to accept that Cam is a “different” type of QB. Well, his sore loser act confirms he is, in fact, different. The greats win and lose with grace.

  40. dirtybirdnation says: Feb 8, 2016 8:21 AM

    Cam Newton is still very immature… sad that he can’t lose without showing the world how petulant and self absorbed he truly is.

    Act like you’ve been there before.

    Grow up Cam!

  41. jgedgar70 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:21 AM

    He won’t be defined for that one play. Given how well Denver’s defense played all night, what makes anyone think we would have driven for the game-winning TD? I think the result would be the same.

  42. 4thqtrsaint says: Feb 8, 2016 8:21 AM

    When you show out & act like a kid all year, ripping down opposing teams’ banners, running across the field in pregame just to aggrivate your opponents, celebrate every 1st down, etc… You get your karma back. Enjoy.

  43. craze32 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:21 AM

    cam newton is tough??why cause he runs? toughness is shown in the bad times not the good u prove youre tough by taking hit after hit and still driving your team down the field toughness is shown by diving on a loose ball with 4 minutes left and youre down by 6 points toughness is shown by facing the media taking the questions as they come and just doing all you can to get better next year toughness isnt shown by running around at best thats physical toughness and who cares about that all nfl players have that im talking mental toughness and only the great ones have that

  44. laserw says: Feb 8, 2016 8:21 AM

    Cam Cheating is an undisciplined, unprepared, and mentally weak player. I’ve been saying for most of this year that Cam crumbles when pressured, and I am rewarded today with that observation. Teams fear his legs – well, when he isn’t prepared to run the ball, he is easy to slam to the ground. He is not mentally sharp and does not have the ability to adapt to pressure.

    I hope more teams see him for what his – a big lunk that can be sacked if you are committed to getting him.

  45. phootballphorever says: Feb 8, 2016 8:21 AM

    ESPN and their “white guilt” are going haywire this morning. How could this happen to Cam Newton, the greatest QB in the history of the NFL?

  46. mlenenski says: Feb 8, 2016 8:22 AM

    My guess is that he was already hurt. Left shoulder. Didn’t want a 300 lb tackle diving on him. Definitely a business decision…

  47. RegisHawk says: Feb 8, 2016 8:22 AM

    Didn’t see it? He was heading for it until the defender reached out for it, then he backed off.

  48. seahawks80 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:23 AM

    Lol, did you see how he got scared and didn’t attempt to recover his own fumble? Superman would have at least tried to recover it.

  49. leatherface2012 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:23 AM

    the ball was underinflated I bet

  50. steves11 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:23 AM

    Oh, Newton saw the ball, alright. He was looking right at it. It seemed like he backed away because he was afraid of getting hurt if he dove into the pile.

  51. Della Street says: Feb 8, 2016 8:23 AM

    The Pats, in Denver, without an O Line, put up a better fight. Disappointing game.

  52. lscottman3 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:24 AM

    its not how you behave in victory, its how you act in defeat that defines you.

    sad

  53. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Feb 8, 2016 8:24 AM

    He sees it – he’s going after it then lets up. Can’t say why but it’s a fast hesitation. On replay it looks like he’s unwilling to jump into the pile, but only he knows.

  54. cb3313 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:24 AM

    Come on…Lay off Cam. He is just following the lead of the Emperor Goodell. Pose and grab the headlines when things are going good. Run, hide and play dumb when things get tough.

  55. maverick0 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:25 AM

    And people wonder why nobody likes him…He has no problem posing for pictures on sidelines before games end and hamming it up for the cameras when things are going good, but when things are not going so well (losing in 4th Q, having to face press after a loss), the “towel” comes back out and covers his head/face and acts like a punk!

  56. REDSKINSFOREVER says: Feb 8, 2016 8:25 AM

    To me, it looks like he thought ware was going to hit him in the knee and jumped back to avoid taking a shot to the knee. Can’t blame him for jumping away, it’s instinct at that point. I do always find it funny that the media will find one play that “defines” the losing qbs game and questions if he was all in. Happens every year.

  57. 4sacroc says: Feb 8, 2016 8:26 AM

    He wanted no part of that humble pie … No, sir.

  58. steves11 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:26 AM

    “Well, people are still questioning the pass from the 1-yard line in last year’s Super Bowl, so what makes this play any different?”

    Last year, it was just a stupid play call. This year it was cowardice on the part of the league MVP. Huge difference.

  59. armchairqb says: Feb 8, 2016 8:26 AM

    “emerging as a run-pass threat the likes of which we’ve never seen in the history of football.”

    Um … Steve Young?

  60. psj3809 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:26 AM

    I’m no Carolina or Newton fan but I thought his press conference was fine. Obviously devastated. Would rather he act like that then be all smiles like he doesn’t care

    It’s like when the pro bowl was after the superbowl and the losing QB is all smiles whereas the fans are still devastated

    Thought more of Newton due to the way he acted after the loss

  61. armchairqb says: Feb 8, 2016 8:26 AM

    “emerging as a run-pass threat the likes of which we’ve never seen in the history of football.”

    Hm …. Michael Vick?

  62. billsbackto81 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:27 AM

    Hey Cam!

    Oikos just called.

    They want you to promote their new yogurt flavor. They call it “Sour Grapes”….:)

  63. kirburnicus says: Feb 8, 2016 8:27 AM

    He does like to wear velvet slippers.

  64. juice08 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:27 AM

    hot taek machine firing up boys

  65. aintasinner says: Feb 8, 2016 8:28 AM

    Cam didn’t bring his best skill set to the game; stealing computers. If only he could have gotten his hands on those Surface tablets Denver was using on the sidelines….

  66. skippynj says: Feb 8, 2016 8:28 AM

    Hey Cam, dab the tears out of your eyes and then, dab this.

  67. timtheenchanter1 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:29 AM

    When I look at it, he clearly did see it. He was running right at it, and it seems like he thought he would have room to scoop it and run, but then Ware lunges at it right as Newton is getting there.

    Because he wasn’t already going to the ground, the ball is practically at his feet when Ware lunges. If he tries to fall on it at that point he’ll overshoot it. So, it looks like he resets himself, looking for it to get knocked around some more, setting himself to react to another bounce. In fact it WAS knocked around further, but it just happened to go shooting past him. He tried to dive on it as it scooted past, so it’s not like he’s unwilling to get in there and dive on the ball.

    But then Simms, in his usual quality of analysis, starts going off repeatedly with his “Weeyelll, I guess he didn’t think it was worth it’ and the narrative was set.

    It was a definitely a bad play on Newton’s part. He clearly should have just dove on it from the start and if he had he probably would have gotten to it first. But this narrative that he was “afraid” or “not tough enough” is in part the silly aftereffects of CBS continuing to employ one of the worst analysts in football on its number 1 crew.

    And I’m not a Carolina fan and have no rooting interest for either side. That’s just how I see it when I watch the replays.

  68. gmangg65 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:29 AM

    Not a fan of his but maybe he thought it was an incomplete pass. But this is the SB … You have to go get it!!

  69. devildog911 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:30 AM

    The most physical runner of any qb in the NFL? Newton might be big but he is soft. I’d give that title to Luck who is not afraid to tackle any runners.

  70. therealhazer says: Feb 8, 2016 8:30 AM

    Please. He looked right at it and pulled up. I love how people try to convince us things in plain sight didn’t happen…

  71. harrisonhits2 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:30 AM

    He spent the whole week acting like the spoiled, immature child he is. Rolling his eyes and making snarky comments over and over again to the media when he knew very well that intense media days are part of the SB deal.

    Until he grows up he’ll never win the big game.

  72. themiamidolphins says: Feb 8, 2016 8:30 AM

    He’s not a leader and he proved it yesterday. Aside from not diving on the fumble, he looked lost out there and moping when things weren’t going his way.

    Brady kept coming two weeks ago and he took as bad (if not a worse) beating. He wasn’t moping on the sidelines, but studying instead.

    The rest of the Panthers folded yesterday because their “leader” lead by example.

  73. rjpats says: Feb 8, 2016 8:30 AM

    He just doesn’t have it. Call it drive, passion, determination, whatever, but he’s a front runner and he doesn’t have it.

  74. Mo Pro Babble says: Feb 8, 2016 8:31 AM

    He saw the ball, didn’t want to get hurt and visibly backed away.

    He also tried the Manning slide/get up and run but he should have known, that’s a one player deal. This year only to complete the narrative.

    and that would have been a much better game if the Pats were there. True, the Broncos have a better defense but this was a giant clunker from thee git go. And it WAS a catch. It was an AMAZING catch. Carolina was robbed.Changed the whole complexion of the game.

    But I didn’t wan’t Dancing Harry to win either. Nor did anyone except Denver fans want HGH to be the legacy.

    And the halftime show was a total mess. What was up with the audio?

    Pretty sad result for a ‘signature” game.

  75. waldoampere says: Feb 8, 2016 8:31 AM

    I’m not certain who had a worse weekend, Cam Newton or Marco Rubio.

  76. bobleblah says: Feb 8, 2016 8:31 AM

    Cam probably would have had his arm broken if he stuck it the path of those diving football helmets.

    I give him a pass.

  77. fwippel says: Feb 8, 2016 8:32 AM

    It was an inexplicable play, and there are no excuses he can offer that would explain it away.

    That said, this does not have to define his season or his career. The Broncos defense literally beat up the Panthers offense in this game. The Panther offense played like it was in a state of shock, and when that happens, players don’t do the things they know they’re capable of and supposed to do. That wasn’t just true of Newton, but of the entire Panther offense. When the Broncos weren’t beating them, they were busy beating themselves with penalties and unforced errors.

    Perhaps Newton still has some maturing to do, but one bad game, where you get outplayed by the other team, and one bad press conference, is not reason enough to label any player or team a loser or an immature malcontent.

    The Broncos won because they played better football last night; it’s really not any more complicated than that.

  78. stinkymcmulligan says: Feb 8, 2016 8:32 AM

    Cam Newton is who we thought he was…. a flipping disgrace with no backbone. Newton folded like a cheap suit. He’s the epitome of classless.

  79. crawfish2011 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:32 AM

    It’s the Superbowl and you have to lay it all on the line. If Cam can recover the fumble they would punt and possibly get the ball back to win the game.

  80. midenginerearwheeldrive says: Feb 8, 2016 8:33 AM

    I’ve seen a lot of comments about Camera Newton’s behavior at the press conference. We all know he sulked and was a sore loser with one word answers and then left.

    What is lost is the words he actually DID say. He said ‘We lost the game. We dropped passes. We gave up sacks. We made some errant throws’

    Yes, he said ‘we’ but notice, he called out his teammates first – he called them out for giving up sacks and dropping passes (which they did) before he got to his own errors. True leaders put it on themselves. How about saying ‘I played my worst game of the season’. He overthrew at least 4 open receivers. He failed to get the play off resulting in a delay of game twice. He gave no effort to get on top of a fumble with 4 minutes left down 6′

    I came into this game not liking Cam Newton much. I like him less today.

  81. oiler1980 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:33 AM

    Ladies and Gentlemen I now would like to introduce the reigning MVP and current face of the NFL….

    Cam Newton..

    Nevermind the fumble, learn to be a gracious loser. What kind of example is that setting for children.

  82. ikeclanton says: Feb 8, 2016 8:33 AM

    cardsfann1 has it right–him not diving on that fumble was a direct result of him already having quit on the outcome of the game. he was mentally beaten–Denver’s D frustrated him to that point. He’s got maturity issues to get over. That post-game press conference proves it and if you’re a leader you have to act like one no matter what.

    It’s fun to play with a massive lead but you really see what you’re made of after losses like this one.

  83. skinsgal4life says: Feb 8, 2016 8:34 AM

    It’s unbelievable. Cam will hurl himself into players to cross the goal line, yet won’t fall on a fumble (his own) in the Super Bowl. I didn’t think it was possible for any NFL quarterback to out-pout and out-crybaby Jay Cutler, but Cam did. I’m so glad that Denver won. His post-game behavior was pathetic, too. Cam needs to grow up–big time.

  84. Youknowimright says: Feb 8, 2016 8:34 AM

    Cam is the biggest fraud in football.
    They made him be a qb tonight and he couldn’t do it. No touch and a one read qb. And him not going for the ball on the fumble tells you all you need to know about cam. When things go south he is the first guy to check out. You Can’t lead just when things are going well. The press conference took you back to the days when they would lose and he would sit by himself on the end of the bench with a towel over his head pouting. Guys like that ultimately rip teams apart at some point. People get sick of that non-sense. Keep watching Carolina fan, It will eventually happen.

  85. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Feb 8, 2016 8:34 AM

    I don’t know if he didn’t see it, froze up or what, but if you think Cam Newton isn’t tough enough to dive on a fumble then yesterday’s game must be literally the first Panthers game you’ve seen in your life.

  86. midenginerearwheeldrive says: Feb 8, 2016 8:34 AM

    Consider the source of those defending Cam Newtown. Consider the age. The people defending his showboating and goofiness most likely post 50 meaningless pictures to their Instagram accounts in a shameless yearning for attention and validation.

  87. mykpfsu says: Feb 8, 2016 8:37 AM

    “Newton is the most physical runner of any quarterback in the NFL, and he has played through injuries many times. He’s been a tough player throughout his career. Why would he lose that toughness in the Super Bowl?”

    Doesn’t mean he is mentally tough as this Super Bowl has shown.

  88. bradygirl12 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:37 AM

    Cam showed his true colors in many ways yesterday. I’m sorry that I praised him the week before. He is a baby ,just like tankthis said.

  89. sb44champs says: Feb 8, 2016 8:37 AM

    Panthers weren’t battle tested… They played weak defenses all year and barely beat the Saints when we had Luke McCown starting at QB

  90. charger383 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:38 AM

    He showed the world what he really is

  91. yooperman says: Feb 8, 2016 8:38 AM

    It doesn’t matter what Cam does the rest of his career. I will always remember the play where superman became chicken-cam.

    “Too bad they don’t make band aids for feelings”

  92. steeelfann0155 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:38 AM

    First of all, Cam was staring at the ball and Ware is just being the good Christian he is, by throwing out some possibilities. If he saw Ware coming to ball on ground, he also saw the ball. It was obvious, but sounds like a Hillary answer.

    Second, he wears gold shoes, with MVP on them and his superman shirt warming up. How pathetic for your supposed leader to be so full of himself. Can you imagine Brady, or Manning, or Rogers, Russell Wilson, Roethlisberger doing anything like that? No.

    All his yacking about how his skills scare people, his attention-grabbing persona. Please.

    Finally, his behavior at the after game media interview was tragically pathetic. Can you imagine, again any of the above QB’s acting like that? Please don’t use his age either. He turns 27 in May and has plenty of experience.

  93. handsatlanta says: Feb 8, 2016 8:39 AM

    I think he won’t be defined so much by the fumble as he will by the press conference. It’s easy to lead when you’re winning but a true leader shows up and takes the heat when you lose. Today, he’s not a leader. We’ll see if he ever becomes one.

  94. anonymousnevermindfishdeath says: Feb 8, 2016 8:39 AM

    It takes experience to win the championship, Cam has some now and he’ll use it going forward. I think Cam was thinking the lineman had handle on the fumble recovery, and that’s why he didn’t dive in and potentially knock the ball out again, Cam’s great when he’s on the winning end, not so much on the losing end. Great defensive game! I’m glad for Peyton

  95. hgamatt says: Feb 8, 2016 8:39 AM

    He is a playmaker. If he falls on that ball, they have a 4th and long situation and probably punt. It looks like he was trying to grab the ball and run with it. By stepping back, he kept his legs away from Ware, and was hoping for a luck bounce. Hindsight is 20/20, but if he makes a play there, he is getting praise. Obviously it doesn’t look that way now, and he’d probably do something differently if he had a chance.

    This guy lowers his shoulder to hit linebackers every week. A ‘business decision’ doesn’t make sense.

  96. bass1717 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:42 AM

    Like him or not, let’s call it like it is…..he was scared, simple as that.

  97. johnnyballsack says: Feb 8, 2016 8:42 AM

    When Cam came out to warm up in Gold shoes with MVP written on them I knew Karma was going to smack him in the face sooner rather that later. Looks like karma decided to smack him around all day long.

    Everyone talked about how much he has matured, but that was obviously a misnomer. Cam is going to act professional and have fun when he wins and be the worlds poorest sport when he loses. That is Cam being Cam. His body language all day long was not what a leader exhibits. He can not stay positive when things are going badly and that is why he will never be mentioned with the all time greats.

  98. mogogo1 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:42 AM

    Ware was nice to give Cam an out but from the replay it seems almost impossible he didn’t see it. He even took a couple steps towards it before pulling up. He’d been hit hard all game and probably was thinking about getting hammered at the bottom of the pile.

  99. jim699 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:44 AM

    People enjoy watching showboats lose. That was a great game for the haters!

  100. jagsfan1 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:45 AM

    If you put yourself out as The Man….you have to be The Man at all times – good and bad. Cam was not The Man during the game…and he was definitely not The Man after the game as a leader.

  101. homeofthebravens says: Feb 8, 2016 8:46 AM

    I lost alot of respect for Cam last night.How do you pull up and not fall on the ball after the fumble in the territory at that point in the game??????????And then have the nerve to be rolling around on the ground like a fool 2 or 3 plays later when Denver is about to core.That play alone is the reason the panthers lost.Cam not being willing to fight for that fumble lost them the game.That’s not something a champion would do.

  102. pixelito says: Feb 8, 2016 8:46 AM

    It looks like he actually thought about kicking it away.

  103. mccarthyisamoron says: Feb 8, 2016 8:47 AM

    I believe that he thought Kalil was just about to scoop in the ball and didn’t want to crash into his arm.
    Just like when a punt is about to be downed at the 1yd line and some guy clumsily comes skidding in and ruins the play for a touchback.

  104. NRG Stadium's Wonky Grass says: Feb 8, 2016 8:47 AM

    The replay doesn’t lie man. He definitely saw the ball (it was his fumble after all) and literally backed away from it.

  105. homeofthebravens says: Feb 8, 2016 8:47 AM

    I meant “that territory” and “when Denver is about to score”.

  106. margoadams says: Feb 8, 2016 8:47 AM

    Cam looked more Donavan McNab than Russ Wilson.

  107. whatjusthapped says: Feb 8, 2016 8:48 AM

    Here’s my theory, he was hit and hit hard at night. He simply didn’t think it was worth the pain to jump into that pile and go after the ball. By doing so, he showed the world what kind of teammate he really is.

    Here’s the real backlash, forget his teammates and what they might think, Cam Newton left about $50 million on the field in lost endorsements and while that single play isn’t the sole reason, it is the cherry on top for a pitiful performance. Hey Cam, dab that!

  108. gjperch says: Feb 8, 2016 8:48 AM

    The manchild is obviously tough. Denver’s defense punished him all game and he hung in there. My guess is that it was simply a brain fart at a really bad time. You see him pull back and then start to move forward again. He probably heard his coaches’ voices in his head to not jump in the middle of a scrum and it caused his brain to lock up for a split second. The most damning aspect of his maturity and toughness was the presser.

  109. accipiterq says: Feb 8, 2016 8:48 AM

    People keep forgetting that he had been absolutely cremated by Denver’s D all game. When you take that kind of beating you have to muster up the will to jump on the ball and take another hit in that situation. The thing is, it might only take a 1/2 second to mentally say “alright, it sucks but I gotta do this…again”, but by the time you’ve done that the play is over because these things happen in split-second intervals.

  110. bhindenemylines says: Feb 8, 2016 8:48 AM

    He had a bad game. He lost the Super Bowl. He’s still a kid. He acted like one during his press conference. It was his first time in that situation. Does he need to mature some? Of course. He’ll get better. Cut him some slack.

  111. geezohman says: Feb 8, 2016 8:49 AM

    didn’t really care who won, except I don’t like Peyton long ago… his stupid sitting ‘nude’ on a female ‘trainer’ etc etc..

    for Cam… he resorted to a human reflex… hang back while others beat each other up on a fumble… I get it..

    now I really don’t like him…

    …if a 3rd string running back didn’t fumble, the Steelers would have been in this game…

    & just like John Fox got let go with winning seasons & Dungy… so should have Tomlin !!!

    yeah.. I know… lol, lol

  112. realdealsteel says: Feb 8, 2016 8:50 AM

    By that point in the game, Cam was battered and bruised. Clearly he was shying away from any additional contact at that point in time.

    That’s what the purpose of a good pass rush is suppose to do; batter you to the point of submission. Defense is about pounding you into submission of that team’s will. That’s football.

    They pounded Brady so bad a couple of weeks ago, that he didn’t’ look for Gronk at a key point in the game. That’s what hitting a QB repeatedly will do.

  113. artvan15 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:50 AM

    The only reason the NFL lets Scam Newton get a way with acting like a jerk after he scores is because he is giving kids footballs which makes him and the NFL look so wonderful. Now you see what he is really like. The guy is so immature and his post game actions showed it. Thats some MVP you have there NFL.

  114. bigblue431 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:51 AM

    His demeanor during and after the game, when suffering a big loss, is why people don’t like Cam.

    Commentators, including Cam himself, like to trot out the idea that it’s because he’s black.

    That’s ridiculous – nearly all the skilled positions in the NFL are played by African Americans. We have black or minority QBs that are superb and respected, like Wilson, Tailor, Marriota, Winston (well, maybe Winston’s not respected yet).

    The difference with Cam, and the Panthers this year, is that they are bullies and sore losers. It’s not the dumb dancing, it’s the attitude they display only when they’re winning.

    They like to rub their opponent’s nose in their defeats. But the moment the tide turns on them, they become petulant cry-babies. Cam is the worst of them. Throughout his career, the moment he senses loss is inevitable, he mentally falls apart and pouts – he provides no leadership to his team.

    Look at other polarizing QBs like Brady. He may get pissed and scream (and I am no Brady fan although you have to respect the talent), but then after the game he always takes the high road and speaks very highly of the opponent that just beat him.

    With Cam and the Panthers, it’s always about them. When Cam lost to Atlanta this year, it was about how he felt, not how good Atlanta played them.

    I don’t expect Cam to be happy he lost, but act like a mature adult.

  115. friarjack61 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:54 AM

    The Denver defense took care of his ego !

  116. camdenyard says: Feb 8, 2016 8:54 AM

    Let’s see…he looked tired and out of it at the end of the first half when urgency was required…he didn’t have it.

    His passes were wild high most of the day – clear sign of nerves. I thin he yakked all over himself ala Donovan McNabb.

    Not trying to secure the fumble was alarming. The postgame presser was embarrassing.

    Funny, when he came out for pregame warmups in gold shoes with “MVP” written on them, at that moment I decided I wanted Peyton to win.

  117. jsavage58 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:55 AM

    That was a fight or flight reflex… you saw what you are going to get out of Cam. Give him all the kudos he deserves about being and amazing athlete, but when it came time to go by instinct, he quit.

    Pulled up short rather than dive in hard for a fight.

  118. billsbackto81 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:55 AM

    Oikos has a new tag line for Cam.

    Zero Sugar. Zero Fat. Zero Heart.

  119. thirdand43 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:56 AM

    It was funny when, after the game was over and he had been such a jerk to the press, he emerged from the locker room wearing the headphones and that pizzed off scowl, and accessorizing it with an absurd clown jacket and a pair of silver fairy dust slippers. I enjoyed a nice chuckle.

  120. jr4real says: Feb 8, 2016 8:56 AM

    He deserves all the piling-on that’s coming. Completely selfish baby.

  121. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Feb 8, 2016 8:56 AM

    If he’s smart he would say that he thought others were going for the ball and the ball usually squirts out and he was going to be ready to jump on it then. Beats the alternative “explanation”.

  122. 34defense2014 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:57 AM

    Hey Cam: YouTube Scott Norwood’s Post-game interview! You may learn what it takes/ means to be a Real-Pro and show some respect to the guys that played before you! How about YOU show a little respect to the better Team? YOU are the MVP of the NFL?! Defense gets payed too! Cam= Bush League! Oh wait-what, that was the BEST game I’ve watched in years! Finally’ 2 good Defensive teams, playing a great Defensive game! Much rather have a game like this then “fantasy” all Touchdowns! No Defense= “NO Fun” League!

  123. goraidersgospurs says: Feb 8, 2016 8:58 AM

    “All the people that were rooting (CAM) to fail, at the end of the day they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They have the same personal problems they had today. (CAM) is going to continue to live the way he want to live and continue to do the things that he wants to do with him and his family and be happy with that. 

    -Lebron

  124. JaminJake says: Feb 8, 2016 8:58 AM

    People are jumping on the hate Cam bandwagon, but this D also shut down Aaron Rodgers. Give some credit to Denver’s D, but Cam did not handle himself to the standard of an MVP. Manning answered questions after taking a 43-8 shellacking.

  125. tavisteelersfan says: Feb 8, 2016 8:59 AM

    Honestly, I think he thought it might still be ruled a forward pass so diving into a scrum with those big beasts was foolish.

    Myself, I am surprised it wasn’t a debate on fumble versus incomplete given the stakes. Tom Brady gets that call.

    My view on the game is two extraordinary pressure defences dominated the game, and Manning’s experience and maturity carried the day. I heard the Bronco’s won with the lowest offensive output in Super Bowl history. Beating on Cam is a mistake. He will bounce back like Manning did from his losses.

  126. ratsfoiledagain says: Feb 8, 2016 8:59 AM

    Cam has always been about Cam. It was all about him in college, and now the NFL.

    It wasn’t the first quarter of the first game of the season. It’s the damn Super Bowl. Fight for the frickin fumble!!!

    This just adds to the list of reasons I do not pay attention to his actions or words.

    Humility in life will take you farther than bravado!

  127. musicfootballprogramming says: Feb 8, 2016 8:59 AM

    My theory is that he thought his teammate was going to get it and didn’t want to knock it away (you see that happen all the time). The problem is he should have at least tried to block the Bronco who was diving in.

    Odd moment. Not that it likely would have made a difference.

    Also: are there Panther fans blaming the refs?? It was a pretty well officiated game, I thought, if anything slanted slightly against the Broncos.

  128. bullcharger says: Feb 8, 2016 8:59 AM

    I don’t think the play is very meaningful. He wasn’t avoiding jumping on the ball, he was trying to look where it was.

    In any case, he does need to learn how to handle himself better after a big loss like that. Of course that’s how he feels, but to avoid a field day by the media and NFL watching public, he should just accept it with grace publicly. He will learn.

    In any case, nobody likes to lose the Super Bowl. I’m sure it’s the worst thing ever.

    As the Sun Tzu quote goes, all battles are won before they are ever fought, and I just think that Carolina didn’t respect the Denver D enough after trouncing two great defenses.

    I know I didn’t. I thought Carolina were a cut above after those two games, but Denver’s D was amazing.

  129. peytonwantsaflag says: Feb 8, 2016 9:00 AM

    the NFL gets the MVP (and new face of) it deserves.

  130. TheDPR says: Feb 8, 2016 9:00 AM

    I thought it was a fairly well officiated game. A few mistakes but far from the worst ever.

    Cam just played poorly. He had no touch on any of his passes, right from the beginning. He never settled down. Never got into a rhythm. That was mostly because the Denver defense wouldn’t let him. They were by far the best defense the Panthers had played all season long, and Cam’s not a great passer, anyway.

    It was a good game to watch if you like football and great defense. The Panthers defense was pretty good last night, too. Just not as good as Denver. The better team won, as it should be.

  131. TebowedOutOfThePostSeasonAndNeverToReturn says: Feb 8, 2016 9:01 AM

    This is no worse then Roethlisburger pretending to be injured when he throws an interception or coming back into the game when he really is injured and throwing a pick in the end zone after his back-up has marched the team down the field.

  132. whodatgirl504 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:01 AM

    Easy schedule all year. I knew Broncos would win. Underdogs won and best defense just like Saints did when no one gave us a chance. Humble and classy Peyton deserved to retire on top, so happy for him.

  133. DerekCarrsGoldenArm says: Feb 8, 2016 9:01 AM

    Panthers lost because or 3 turnovers, false starts on 2nd and 3rd down with manageable distances that pushed them into long situations, a missed field goal, and an unwillingness to run the option in the 2nd half. Not because their QB didn’t fall on the ball.

  134. bu2b1970 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:02 AM

    I remember when Cam came in this league. He claimed he wanted to be a “rock star” and a showman, and it was obvious that he held that above being an NFL QB for a few seasons. He’s never been graceful in winning or losing, and has always been a spoiled brat. His press conference was completely unprofessional. Wearing his hoodie over his head and the way he handled himself was not becoming of him, and it showed that he is not ready to become a true team leader.

  135. dabillshateme says: Feb 8, 2016 9:02 AM

    I wanted the Broncos to win and I’m not a Panther fan but I thought it looked like maybe he lost his balance. I’m sorry but I can’t believe this guy was afraid to jump in there.

  136. tqaztec says: Feb 8, 2016 9:03 AM

    There was a lot of holding on BOTH sides of the ball that was never called. The last Cam fumble you can clearly see Miller being held with no flag.

  137. TS Johnson says: Feb 8, 2016 9:03 AM

    It wasn’t that he didn’t see it, he couldn’t get it at the angle he was in. The play happened in all of a second.

    The slowmo makes it look dramatic, when the reality was the ball is at his feet, he’s reaching down…Ware and his teammate get a hand on the ball, he jumps back and then dives in from a different angle.

    Anything Newton does gets magnified. So now, the guy who runs over, through and around defenders. Who throws blocks for his teammates, and is as fierce a competitor as anyone playing any sport…is making business decisions with the Super Bowl on the line?

    Really?

    SMH.

  138. mickton says: Feb 8, 2016 9:03 AM

    Maybe cam was thinking about his unique skill set& the race card he was playing leading up to the Super Bowl Denver burned cams superman persona to the ground way Togo diva.

  139. joetoronto says: Feb 8, 2016 9:04 AM

    He was looking right at it, made a move towards it, and then decided to pack it in.

    That’s the truth.

    With the Super Bowl on the line, he packed it in and quit on his teammates. What we saw last night is the real Cam Newton, “he’s changed” my arse.

  140. rocketmcstonebreaker says: Feb 8, 2016 9:04 AM

    Overwhelmed by the stage… Cam showed to be the immature, front-running baby that many thought he was.

  141. bassplucker says: Feb 8, 2016 9:06 AM

    Sad to say but moments like that are what define a QB’s career. His teammates will never look at him in quite the same way again.

  142. midenginerearwheeldrive says: Feb 8, 2016 9:07 AM

    Cmon, let’s give him a break. He was tired after playing the entire game and dancing on stage with Beyonce during Halftime.

  143. fc187 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:07 AM

    I don’t question his physical toughness.
    It’s his mental toughness I question.

    Sulking like a child after the game. And we’ve seen this before.

    He’s a front runner. As long as it’s going his way he’s fine. once it goes bad he turns into a pouting child.

    Look at the top QB’s and how they handle a bad game or loss. They’re not happy, they get upset but they handle it like men.

  144. 400marios says: Feb 8, 2016 9:07 AM

    This sounds a little bit like why Ricky Waters will never be in the hall of fame. He alligator-armed a pass over the middle and then, when called out for it, said “for who….for what?”
    All the great things Newton did and these are the two things everyone will talk about all off-season

  145. durkland says: Feb 8, 2016 9:07 AM

    I disagree, I think his post game interview defines his Super Bowl. THIS IS WHY PEOPLE HATE HIM. HE IS A CLASSLESS PILE OF TRASH.

  146. SlapMaxwell says: Feb 8, 2016 9:07 AM

    It’s easy to deconstruct this when you’re not having to react as it happens. I personally think he was maybe trying to stay on his feet and get the ball to make something happen on that play, but of course that’s speculation.

    He’s a running QB and not afraid to take hits- to say this was some failure of nerve is ridiculous.

  147. leatherface2012 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:08 AM

    refs were stupid the whole game

  148. packmanfan says: Feb 8, 2016 9:08 AM

    That shows how the Denver D really got to him and scared him like that.

  149. boobsanders says: Feb 8, 2016 9:09 AM

    People are going to complain no matter what. He jumps on the ball and breaks his wrist or thumb (like Andy Dalton did this year) he’s the idiot, QB’s should never do anything like that, just get out of the way, yadda yadda. He doesn’t do it then he’s soft, selfish, he doesn’t care.

    I’m not a Cam fanatic or even a Panthers fan but he has shown the entire year that he’s willing to take big hits just to get an extra yards, no other QB has shown that toughness so it’s ridiculous to say he’s not tough or that he doesn’t care. Again, look at Andy Dalton and how that turned out. Cam would not have been of any help had he injured his hand there, whether the Panthers would recover the ball or not. They would have lost the game regardless. He gambled, hoped they’d recover the ball, it didn’t work out. That fumble didn’t lose them the game, they just weren’t good enough that day. Period. P-U-R-E-O-D. Puried.

  150. wheels579 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:09 AM

    I don’t like Cam but I’ll defend him here. I think he thought the ball was moving. Whatever you think you saw, you weren’t looking at it from his angle at the same speed. What Cam should be criticized for today is how he handled the post-game. Don’t be loquacious all week and then duck out early after losing the game.

  151. subzero05 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:10 AM

    The game was pretty much out of reach at that point. People just need one more additional reason to hate the guy. People really were rooting for this guy to fail, fascinating

    Also, whether it is Peyton storming off the field after losing to the Saints without shaking hands. Or Tom Brady storming off the podium after losing to the Dolphins. Or Tom Brady cursing out refs after the game is over when he lost, let’s at least be fair in our criticism.

  152. packergator says: Feb 8, 2016 9:10 AM

    Why didn’t he go hard for the ball after his fumble? He quit and began sulking. THAT is what will define Cam’s SB – his spoiled, selfish attitude that shows no sportsmanship or class.

    This is who he is when he doesn’t win – real men are gracious in both victory and in defeat.

  153. marty2019 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:11 AM

    It was a split second decision. It’ll be up to him whether this defines his career. He needs to grow up, quit the post-TD antics, and act like an adult.

  154. corduroy88 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:11 AM

    We’ve seen that he is not such a great QB when his team is struggling. It is well documented that he has childish tendencies and lacks maturity (forget his celebrations — see his behavior when things aren’t going his way). It works both ways. No one expects you to be happy you got your ass kicked in the SB, but don’t act like a 5 year old who just had his video games taken away.

    With that said, he deserved the MVP this year, there’s no doubt about that, and he is a special player. While he got better throwing from the pocket, he reminds me of McNabb. He can make all the throws, but he misfires far too often. What’s going to happen when he gets dinged up and running isn’t a primary part of his game?

  155. codythao35 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:11 AM

    If that was Rodgers, he would have pretended to be injured and standing straight looking at it rather than diving for the ball. At least Cam tried but just got beaten up physically and can’t do much.

  156. packmanfan says: Feb 8, 2016 9:12 AM

    I wonder if Cam will continue with his celebration antics next season or if he will cool it and be humble as it is for Aaron Rodgers who doesn’t do the title belt as much as he used to.
    Either way, I’m fine with him having fun but what will this loss do for him? Maybe if he takes the game a bit more seriously then next SB, if he gets there, he will win.

  157. mancave001 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:12 AM

    I never had a problem with Cam’s behavior…until now. The fact that he wouldn’t take his helmet off post-game while talking to Peyton was eyebrow raising. The PC was totally unacceptable. Immature A$$.

  158. kate773 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:12 AM

    That moment and the press conference were not good for Cam. If he was trying to prove to people this year that he’s any kind of leader, he did not do so with his behavior.

  159. tindeaux says: Feb 8, 2016 9:13 AM

    all these talks about cam changed so fast after the superbowl LOL…
    where were your dab yesterday, cam?

  160. packmanfan says: Feb 8, 2016 9:13 AM

    How come people are not OK with Cam showing he is having fun and celebrating when they were OK with BrINT Favre when he did it?
    Maybe it does have to do with skin color after all.

  161. melikefootball says: Feb 8, 2016 9:16 AM

    Self absorbed player, me attitude. Act like a MVP, act like a leader, act like as in his words a black QB everyone is scared of, in the end we all saw on TV his actions, a baby hiding under a hoody giving nothing answers, his true self.

  162. chadsmith013 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:17 AM

    you people are so bright..

    so he didnt simply jump on a ball because he was scared….

    yet he plays the toughest position in all of sports and routinely takes on 250 pound line backers head on…

    i think its very safe to say he didnt see it.

  163. touchdownelvis says: Feb 8, 2016 9:17 AM

    timtheenchanter1 says:
    Feb 8, 2016 8:29 AM

    When I look at it, he clearly did see it. He was running right at it, and it seems like he thought he would have room to scoop it and run, but then Ware lunges at it right as Newton is getting there.

    Because he wasn’t already going to the ground, the ball is practically at his feet when Ware lunges. If he tries to fall on it at that point he’ll overshoot it. So, it looks like he resets himself, looking for it to get knocked around some more, setting himself to react to another bounce. In fact it WAS knocked around further, but it just happened to go shooting past him. He tried to dive on it as it scooted past, so it’s not like he’s unwilling to get in there and dive on the ball.

    But then Simms, in his usual quality of analysis, starts going off repeatedly with his “Weeyelll, I guess he didn’t think it was worth it’ and the narrative was set.

    It was a definitely a bad play on Newton’s part. He clearly should have just dove on it from the start and if he had he probably would have gotten to it first. But this narrative that he was “afraid” or “not tough enough” is in part the silly aftereffects of CBS continuing to employ one of the worst analysts in football on its number 1 crew.

    And I’m not a Carolina fan and have no rooting interest for either side. That’s just how I see it when I watch the replays.

    Yeah, that was pretty much how I saw it as well. CBS crew was awful – there was one point, where the Broncos tipped the ball at the line of scrimmage, where they pretty much outed themselves as openly rooting for the Broncos.

  164. midenginerearwheeldrive says: Feb 8, 2016 9:19 AM

    Peyton Manning: ‘I’m gonna drink a lot of budweiser tonite Tracy, I promise you that’

    Cam Newton: ‘I’m gonna eat a lot of humble pie tonite, local Charlotte reporter, I promise you that’

  165. jjeastwald says: Feb 8, 2016 9:19 AM

    Cam Newton found out what a lot of us already know.

    Greatness isn’t 1 statistically good year it’s something you earn over your career.

    He’s got a lot to improve on if he wants to be considered great, and maturing is a good starting point.

  166. calvinisthobbesian says: Feb 8, 2016 9:20 AM

    I can see the thrust of reporting Newton’s inaction on the fumble is that he didn’t want to dive into the middle of a pile of players. The problem with this is there wasn’t a pile of players to dive into. The ball was on the ground, nobody was on it and Newton was the closest one to it. There was a Denver player diving for the ball ,but had Newton reacted immediately he should have recovered it. It was either a brain fart or being scared, but it shouldn’t have happened.

  167. jbravo2312 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:22 AM

    My god people, he got his ass kicked on biggest stage of all! He was dejected, beat up. It is not indicative of him as player/person. I’m a Bills fan, trust me. I’ve seen HOF players look beaten in Super Bowls, it doesn’t define them. Cam is great and will continue to be great

  168. conormacleod says: Feb 8, 2016 9:23 AM

    Young kid. Didn’t handle the loss well. But he will be back. And the Panthers may end up in SB next year too. Plenty of great QB’s didn’t win the big one on their first try.

  169. bspurloc says: Feb 8, 2016 9:24 AM

    .
    “And yet quarterbacks are remembered for what they do in the Super Bowl”

    Be sure to not forget those words…
    Marino did ZERO in super bowls…
    Peyton did ZERO in this one…
    what he do in the other?

  170. pftfan says: Feb 8, 2016 9:25 AM

    Let’s dispel once and for all with this fiction that Cam Newton doesn’t know what he’s doing!

  171. scmems07 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:28 AM

    This game was entertaining, defenses played great and made it exciting. I’m a fan of watching a Superbowl when the two teams participating actually deserve to be there, much better than lasts years joke of a game where one team are known cheaters and the other is just a joke of a franchise who beats backup qb’s and bad teams and their luck ran it.

  172. vikingdoode says: Feb 8, 2016 9:28 AM

    Jeff George did that when on the Vikings vs the Rams in the 1999 playoffs. Wasn’t on the team the next year!

  173. bdunham2369 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:28 AM

    He has room to grow and needs as far as being a gracious after losing. Denver dominated him, knew all his tricks… great adjustment by Denver. To say Cam won’t be great is ridiculous he just learned a valuable lesson. First none of us were on the field for the fumble, so who knows what going through his head… panic, where is the ball, reaction slow. Will he be defined by that? No. This will give him the summer to mature and added pieces. This was a defensive game much like the Super Bowl XXXV when the Raven dominated the Giants 34-7

  174. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 8, 2016 9:30 AM

    This is about as bad as the choke job by Russell Wilson in last years SB!

  175. craigruby20 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:31 AM

    I had a bet on Denver so I remember thinking “get the football!” but the Denver player was on the ground reaching with one arm and I just felt like Cam was right there to scoop it up and all the sudden he jumps back and I was like “yes! What the heck did he bail out for?!”

  176. mrlaloosh says: Feb 8, 2016 9:31 AM

    The NFL MVP is a coward.

  177. jcavalier70 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:31 AM

    Cam has a baby face and almost looks like an big kid. He gets excited like a kid, shows off like a kid and yesterday – somewhat pouted like a kid. He will grow up with time and yesterday was just a learning experience.

  178. unnamedxsource says: Feb 8, 2016 9:32 AM

    Whatever the reasons for him not going after the loose football, what he did at the press conference was a b**ch move. Maybe his counterpart in the game can teach him a thing or two about leadership and responsibility.

  179. tortorellasucks says: Feb 8, 2016 9:32 AM

    No Dab, No Smiling that fake smile, No Class. He is the same punk he was at Auburn, a scam artist who has pulled the wool over the fans and the leagues eyes. But the truth shall set you free. Go DAB!

  180. booboo31 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:33 AM

    i can’t stand newton as much as the next guy but give him a freaking break with the post game interview. he just lost in the biggest disappoint of his career not even hours before that press conference. take a hike. give him a day at least.

  181. downgoesbrady says: Feb 8, 2016 9:33 AM

    Enjoyed Cam’s new dirt dance he did 11 times with the prompting of the Denver D !!

  182. asseenonokra says: Feb 8, 2016 9:33 AM

    Too bad they don’t make band-aids for feelings, huh Cam?

  183. istateyourname says: Feb 8, 2016 9:36 AM

    Jim Nance is a first class a-wipe so I am sure how he saw it was wrong. Cam was going in to pick it up and run. It didn’t work out. His whole body position was wrong for a dive, that’s the job of the big fat oafs on the o-line, he’s the pick it up and run with it guy. Nance always always gets it wrong and he was first to want Cam to dive in…

  184. wahoo21 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:36 AM

    He has always been a frontrunner and when it’s good he is the first to the camera but when it gets tough…..he sulks and disappears.
    He wanted no part of that fumble……he broke and quit
    Thats why people don’t like him

  185. beastmode5150 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:36 AM

    Man, it would suck to have a complete quitter for a quarterback. A guy that wears cleats with his stats on them, should actually make effort in a game where he has two teammates with broken bones playing their asses off. Cam newton is a joke.

  186. golions1 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:37 AM

    Newton was looking for a way to keep the play alive. Falling on the ball on third down means a change of possession. The ball didn’t bounce his way. Oh, and screw you Phil Simms.

  187. railcarcowboy says: Feb 8, 2016 9:38 AM

    He’s a bum and it was a waste of an MVP award.

  188. keem513 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:38 AM

    America Is very happy.

  189. rabidbillsfan says: Feb 8, 2016 9:39 AM

    I’ll give him a pass on the fumble. If you question his toughness or drive based on that one play, then you didn’t witness Von Miller suplex him on the sideline in the first half (or remeber he was in a car accident and played with bulging disks in 2014). Most RBs dodge that hit and step out of bounds, Cam did not. However, the post game presser will sting for a longggggg time. That was embarrassing. He didn’t endure the butt whooping that Peyton did against Seattle, yet he stood at the podium. Russel Wilson and Carson Palmer stuck it out after being dominated by Cams Panthers, what makes him any different? I’d be embarrassed to be his teammate, and the NFL should be embarrassed for giving him the MVP. The biggest problem with that press conference is Cam Newton IS the Carolina Panthers. Denver has guys besides Manning that draw the spotlight, as did Seattle, New England, Arizona, etc. All post season it was Cam Newton this, Cam Newton that, rarely in the context of being on a team. Your biggest, brightest stars response to adversity is that? Seriously? I’d be embarrassed to be a Panthers fan today, not because of the game, but what transpired after.

  190. tangotwo22 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:41 AM

    A spoiled child in a man’s body. So Cam is the new face of the NFL and Brady is booed….mainly for what the NFL has done to him. It is difficult to understand how screwed up the league is under Goodell. Watched in amazement at Cam’s conduct at the post game interview. How will the NFL spin this one? Litigate Brady and make excuses for the new NFL MVP. Congrats to Denver for exposing this fraud and congrats to Denver for allowing Peyton to exit a winner.

  191. jwcarlson says: Feb 8, 2016 9:42 AM

    It might sound ridiculous, but Cam losing the Super Bowl like that might have been the best outcome for the future of his career.

    If he’d have gone out and throw for two TDs, run for one, and no turnovers he likely would have been the “same old Cam”. How he handles it between now and September is REALLY what matters. Not that he ran out on his post game presser… who cares about that?

    Cam seems like a decent guy… he’s not beating women or driving drunk/stoned. This is a good opportunity for a 26 year old to grow-up a little bit. Either he will or he won’t, that much is entirely up to him. I hope for him (and for the sake of the league having horrible QB talent on average) that he does.

  192. badbabyjane says: Feb 8, 2016 9:44 AM

    Johnny Football would have dived on that fumble!

  193. cma1973 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:47 AM

    Poor business decision

  194. tavisteelersfan says: Feb 8, 2016 9:49 AM

    BTW, the phrase “Fall on it” is unfair, harsh, etc . The choice he made was not to dive in to the scrum, which I believe was Demarcus Ware as a start, to fight for possession of the ball. I did not see the ball lying there waiting for him to “Fall on it”.

  195. secretbonus1 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:50 AM

    Cam Newton is still awesome though…. Unfortunately superman was kryptonite’d.

  196. greg2geez says: Feb 8, 2016 9:51 AM

    Not-so MVP.

  197. secretbonus1 says: Feb 8, 2016 9:52 AM

    Eli Manning did a good Cam Newton impersonation while he watched his brother win…

    Does ELI secretly hate his brother, or is he just an emotionless drone?

  198. sbchampsagain says: Feb 8, 2016 9:53 AM

    Gettleman’s gamble of getting rid of Steve Smith Sr. did NOT go well last night.
    Those Carolina WRs disappeared.

  199. newpairofsox says: Feb 8, 2016 9:53 AM

    I think we all saw the real Cam Newton last night.

  200. dolfan220blog says: Feb 8, 2016 9:56 AM

    I’m thinking Cam was injured or sick. When there were close-ups of him you could see it in his face from the start of the game.

  201. myspaceyourface says: Feb 8, 2016 9:56 AM

    Hey kids:

    Cam has a bad attitude
    Cam throws fits
    Cam throws himself on the ground
    Cam doesn’t dive on his own fumbles
    Cam points fingers
    Cam uses the Lord’s name in vein
    Cam walks out on interviews

    Be smart, don’t be like Cam.

  202. bordner says: Feb 8, 2016 9:57 AM

    In the end, the game was much too big for him.

  203. bucs_fan_4_redskins_name says: Feb 8, 2016 10:00 AM

    Cam played like he had money on the game. Maybe part of the late money being bet on Denver.

  204. newlydead says: Feb 8, 2016 10:00 AM

    he may be tough in some peoples eyes but you could tell that he was hurting towards the end of the game. after one big hit you could see him holding his left shoulder area and his left arm looking like he is ‘holding’ is gingerly in the huddle. that would have been the same side of his body that would have taken the hit if he did dive for the fumble. that could have been going through his mind at that moment though honestly, i can not imagine anyone making it to the NFL without the desire to do anything it takes to win. why he didn’t go for the ball i don’t know.

  205. weepingjebus says: Feb 8, 2016 10:01 AM

    Bad game, bad refs, bad commercials, bad halftime show, and even bad postgame conferences. The Parity Bowl is a grim harbinger of things to come.

  206. RedStateDave says: Feb 8, 2016 10:03 AM

    Coward!

  207. ggagne66 says: Feb 8, 2016 10:07 AM

    Cam’s plenty tough. He’s shown that. But he’s also immature, and a spoiled brat. And now you can add quitter to the list.

  208. zeke2517 says: Feb 8, 2016 10:09 AM

    Cam this, Newton that. The game was fixed.

  209. Wisconsin77 says: Feb 8, 2016 10:11 AM

    Cam is a fraud. I can’t wait for his inevitable Vince Young fade.

  210. daytontriangles says: Feb 8, 2016 10:12 AM

    The feeling Cam has now in the pit of his stomach…

    He’s going to remember that next season as playoffs approach. He’s not going to want to risk feeling it again.

    And that’s bad news for Carolina fans.

  211. Frum Slum says: Feb 8, 2016 10:12 AM

    He’s still going to be fun to watch for the next 10 years.

  212. frozenrope15 says: Feb 8, 2016 10:13 AM

    Just wondering, did the panthers take a team photo on the sidelines last night? Bc I saw a lot of crying wasn’t sure if they wiped away the tears and re-applied their make-up for the loser photo!

  213. jaxon51 says: Feb 8, 2016 10:14 AM

    Cams poor play and Brady getting booed louder than Ray Lewis made the SBowl entertaining

  214. pettsmagee says: Feb 8, 2016 10:14 AM

    Panthers were rarely tested with mental toughness given all of their blowout wins…especially Cam. That was obviously evident with Cam at the end of the game. Dude looked like he gave up.

  215. annes22 says: Feb 8, 2016 10:15 AM

    Well the Denver defense certainly showed up Cam last night.
    A wonderful performance and maybe Cam needs to be taught how you speak after the event That was a disgrace, in his hoody and not answering the questions properly, and then walking off.
    Next time learn some manners, and how to conduct yourself when you get beat. He should be ashamed of himself, and apologize to his team for that nonsense.

  216. midenginerearwheeldrive says: Feb 8, 2016 10:15 AM

    boobsanders says:
    Feb 8, 2016 9:09 AM
    People are going to complain no matter what. He jumps on the ball and breaks his wrist or thumb (like Andy Dalton did this year) he’s the idiot, QB’s should never do anything like that, just get out of the way, yadda yadda. He doesn’t do it then he’s soft, selfish, he doesn’t care.

    I’m not a Cam fanatic or even a Panthers fan but he has shown the entire year that he’s willing to take big hits just to get an extra yards, no other QB has shown that toughness so it’s ridiculous to say he’s not tough or that he doesn’t care. Again, look at Andy Dalton and how that turned out. Cam would not have been of any help had he injured his hand there, whether the Panthers would recover the ball or not. They would have lost the game regardless. He gambled, hoped they’d recover the ball, it didn’t work out. That fumble didn’t lose them the game, they just weren’t good enough that day. Period. P-U-R-E-O-D. Purred.
    _________

    Dalton tried to tackle a guy after throwing a pick in a middle of the season game.

    Cam failed to go after a fumble with 4 minutes left in the SB with his team down 6 points. Landing on that fumble would have kept them the ball with the chance to go down and score a TD. To. WIN. THE. SUPERBOWL.

  217. dryzzt23 says: Feb 8, 2016 10:15 AM

    Cam “Choke” Newton is what his new persona is.

  218. bowltr says: Feb 8, 2016 10:16 AM

    As a Patriots fan I’ve never much supported Peyton but I am soooooooooooooo glad the Broncos won. We do not need this loser Newton parading around as the next big thing ever again. What a total fraud.
    Where’s the team photo Cam with 3 minutes left in the game? No not the one where you fumbled and LET Denver recover. You know the photo where you rub it in the face of the opposition you just beat? That one.
    That’s right it’s nowhere cuz you lost. Good.
    One hit wonder. Cam Newton meet Tommy Tutone!

  219. wallabear says: Feb 8, 2016 10:16 AM

    You don’t compose a nearly-perfect season, then pillage through two (2) high-quality teams like Seattle and Arizona, only to score ten (10) points in the Super Bowl. Like I said, and I’ll say it again, this game was RIGGED. By Big Bro Manning winning, this all but drowns out the noise emanating from Big Bro’s alleged HGH use. Ask Roger Goodell for a refund, peeps. Big Bro: “I’m gonna drink a lot of Budweiser tonight.” — hmm — a “sheriff” publicly endorsing alcohol consumption? SMH

  220. ljstud1o says: Feb 8, 2016 10:17 AM

    He clearly saw the ball after the fumble. He did not want to get hit again, it’s that simple.

  221. crossdamon says: Feb 8, 2016 10:17 AM

    Look at the play again, it’s obvious that Cam was looking to pick the ball up and not dive on it. Cam is a quarterback and playmaker, instinctually he wants to pick the ball up and make a play. Diving on the ball ends the play.

    When he recognized that he wouldn’t be able to pick it up, and it squirted out of the pile, he did dive for it. It is not in the instincts of playmakers to simply give up on a play. That’s why Favre threw left-handed, underhanded passes. That’s why Steve Young didn’t slide. Instincts say make a play, not give up on a play.

  222. nflnfl13 says: Feb 8, 2016 10:18 AM

    That fumbled football was properly inflated however it was found later to have kryptonite in it.

  223. schreinco says: Feb 8, 2016 10:18 AM

    Funny….. I take Ware’s comment another way. I think it is a veiled way to take a shot at Cam. Nobody in their right mind would think that he didn’t see the ball. Saying that is really a way of taking a shot at him without doing in direct.

    Saying something in defense of someone when nobody buys in, is another way of condemning them.

  224. R.J. says: Feb 8, 2016 10:18 AM

    There’s a difference between physical toughness and mental toughness, and Cam doesn’t have the latter.

  225. aavengern7 says: Feb 8, 2016 10:19 AM

    Craze32 had the best comment referring to displaying toughness in the midst of adversity.

    Dead on comment. The majority can handle when it’s always roses and people are singing your praises. What about the bad times and when everyone seems to be against you? GREAT insight craze32. That’s wisdom there.

  226. brooks33blog says: Feb 8, 2016 10:19 AM

    When he took that shot in his own end zone and then was whining for a flag on a legal hit, that said it all. When you play QB, you’re going to get hit.

    Wish Hochuli was there to tell him like he did before, when you go out of the pocket, you lose the protection buddy

  227. secretbonus1 says: Feb 8, 2016 10:21 AM

    As a SB QB
    Trent Dilfer > Cam Newton > Peyton Manning

    Funny.

  228. heymister24 says: Feb 8, 2016 10:23 AM

    Maybe newton can come up with a dance called the “no dive jive!” Bwahahahhaa!!!!!!

  229. pftmaniac says: Feb 8, 2016 10:25 AM

    Carolina fans think Cam Newton is the second coming of John Elway, but he’s really the second coming of Jeff George.

  230. killitandeatit says: Feb 8, 2016 10:26 AM

    Cam : Yeah,you shoulda dove for it. I think Newton would benefit from some counseling in the long off season. When you constantly show boat and taunt your opponents you are putting pressure on yourself and motivating every defense in the league . The Denver D was not going to watch “The Dancing with Cam Show “.

  231. bchap17 says: Feb 8, 2016 10:26 AM

    I knew going in, the only way Denver had a shot was if their defense showed up and they did! In a major way! Wade Phillips deserves a lot more credit than he’s getting.

    Cam had a bad game, but none of his teammates did him any favors. Dropped passes, turn-style blocking by the line, fumbles, untimely penalties…it just wasn’t their night.

    Congrats to Peyton and the Broncos!

  232. FoozieGrooler says: Feb 8, 2016 10:26 AM

    lscottman3 says:
    “..its not how you behave in victory, its how you act in defeat that defines you…”

    This. All day.

  233. mikermiker says: Feb 8, 2016 10:29 AM

    This will be washed away when Brady gets suspended in a month.

  234. heymister24 says: Feb 8, 2016 10:30 AM

    Lady Gaga was the star of the show, newton was the bum of the show.

  235. midenginerearwheeldrive says: Feb 8, 2016 10:30 AM

    The guy came out in pre-game warm ups wearing a gold Superman jersey and gold shoes with ‘MVP’ on them.

    That’s enough to hate any human being.

    Poster child for ‘new sports’ – the loud, hip hoppity, selfie stick, Instagram sports culture. I hate every bit of it.

  236. thebirdofprey says: Feb 8, 2016 10:31 AM

    I thought Cam Netwon unfairly got his dings in media but that has changed for me. He kept his helmet on when saying congratulations to Manning in the center of the field. When Cam wins, his helmet is off and he is smiling and dabbing all over the field. The Panther defense kept getting upset with Broncos simple cheers on big plays.

    All QBs have to give that post game talk. You can do it with class. He was pouting, his body language was disgraceful – nothing like you expect from a professional.

    As for the diving on the ball, I thought he misjudged the ball and got caught in between because it looked to be free and moving forward. He should have dove on it regardless. Even thought it may not be it fully looks like a business decision.

  237. xxpoisoniveyxx says: Feb 8, 2016 10:32 AM

    Panther’s O was soft…Between Cam not diving on his own fumble and Ted Ginn leaving 10-15 yds on the field every time he sprinted out of bounds. Also the dozen or so holding penalties that never got called. The better team won.

  238. kiddshilo says: Feb 8, 2016 10:33 AM

    Having just won NFL MVP for the season Cam came to the game expecting to wipe the field with 39 yro Manning. I think his behavior after the game was more from shock and humiliation than it was from poor sportsmanship.

    With everyone raving on The Denver D I have to ask, what happened to Carolina’s defense and what happened to Cam’s blockers? He didn’t lose that game by himself.

  239. joenash72 says: Feb 8, 2016 10:33 AM

    Cam is Soft

    Don’t squeeze The Charmin😉

  240. witchrunner says: Feb 8, 2016 10:33 AM

    I’m trying to figure out why they are saying Cam is a great player. Although time will tell, this year’s Panthers comes across as a one year unexpected surprise. Cam is more of a Trent Dilfer, but without the ring.

  241. jjackwagon says: Feb 8, 2016 10:34 AM

    Mentally weak.

  242. skinnylegspeytonmanning says: Feb 8, 2016 10:39 AM

    Big Bro: “I’m gonna drink a lot of Budweiser tonight.” — hmm — a “sheriff” publicly endorsing alcohol consumption? SMH
    _____________________________________
    Nothing illegal about drinking beer. You must have missed the beer ads during the game.

  243. bebopa says: Feb 8, 2016 10:42 AM

    Cam is still an immature player just like a lot of todays athletes. His behavior will be the talk of the offseason. But the guy is a good player but a sore loser, like a lot of other players.

  244. The_Hooded_Guest says: Feb 8, 2016 10:44 AM

    No longer Superman. He has become The Incredible Sulk. Big cry baby. Karma came home to roost.

  245. rabidbillsfan says: Feb 8, 2016 10:46 AM

    Btw, every year there is a team with a “cakewalk” schedule, yet Carolina is only the 5th team in NFL history to win 17 games in a season. So, please, continue telling me how “fraudulent” the Panthers are. Let’s go to a BCS style seeding and see how that goes I guess…

  246. blu4l1fe says: Feb 8, 2016 10:47 AM

    To the Cam-Apologists, if you will argue that this game, this loss for that matter, should not define Newton’s career (so far), then it goes the same with the Panther’s almost perfect season.

    YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS!

    Of course, a mature qb, or just a mature person, would recognize that.

    That’s the least of your concerns though, as it stands at the moment, Newton’s career is being defined left and right by his lack of character after a humiliating loss. He can win with the best of them. Anybody can do that. But throw a bone in his program and he’s all out of whack.

    Don’t believe a certain QB who threw an interception to lose a game in the previous SB pouted and acted so immature like Cam did last night.

    Make excuses all you want for this so-called grown man. Bottom line, he’s making millions, living the life but cannot handle a loss. Most of us don’t have the luxury to run into our mansions when we lose a business deal don’t make our quota at work.

    Listen to yourselves, you’re worse than groupies all up on his jockstrap.

  247. truckinmack says: Feb 8, 2016 10:50 AM

    Please. Cam goes to dive on the ball and sees two freight trains about to collide. He sidesteps the train wreck and then actually does try to jump on the ball. Twice even. Because he sidestepped the first collision, he put himself in position to grab the fumble – though, unfortunately, he did not.

    His decision to avoid the train pile up was the right one. Why the haters have to dump on the man is silly… I mean stupid.

  248. lolololsteelerhaterzzz says: Feb 8, 2016 10:50 AM

    Cam is an immature and spoiled Diva who needs to “Dab” himself into maturity and humility. What a big let down to his teammates and the Panther fans with his “all about me when I am winning” attitude.

  249. gopblows says: Feb 8, 2016 10:50 AM

    At least Matt Ryan can say he would never perform that poorly in a Super Bowl.

    Because he will never see one…..ha ha

  250. levanderwilliams says: Feb 8, 2016 10:50 AM

    I’m not buying “he didn’t see the ball.” If you watch the play, he clearly starts moving toward the ball, and then jumped backwards. My opinion is this: He was about to jump on the ball, but when he saw a bronco helmet and shoulder pads headdress big directly at he knees, he jumped back in instinct. I don’t Daly Cam for this, a

  251. vegasgreek says: Feb 8, 2016 10:59 AM

    KING KONG CAM GOT KNOCKED OFF THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE BY VON MILLER & DEMARCUS WARE . THIS PAST SEASON PROVES THAT JORDY NELSON IS THE REAL MVP . IF HE PLAYS THE PACKERS ARE IN SB 50 AND NOT SPEAR CHUCKER CAM & HIS PANTHER PISS CHOKERS .

  252. maestro1899 says: Feb 8, 2016 11:00 AM

    How come Cam wasn’t dabbin or taking team pictures during the 4th quarter?

    It’s funny what happens when the bully meets their match.

    And without Cam signaling for a first down EVERY SINGLE TIME, I was totally confused as to what down it was.

    And no smiling Cam?

    LOLOL

    Cam = fake bully

  253. ravforlife says: Feb 8, 2016 11:02 AM

    He was beat down physically & mentaly. Take your beating like a man, and don’t pout like a little girl. You got your butt handed to you, doubt you will get back to a Super Bowl with that attitude.

  254. ronin36 says: Feb 8, 2016 11:02 AM

    I don’t have a dog in this race.

    I tuned in with about 6 minutes to play, so I did see the play in question.

    In Cam’s defense…. the only thing I can think of, was a Panther lineman was jumping in there too. He saw that and hesitated.

    Either way.. he should have jumped in.

  255. jaturso says: Feb 8, 2016 11:03 AM

    If Newton wins a super bowl, this will be a little-read footnote in his career biography. If not, this will be the defining moment in a career full of what-ifs and under-utilized talent.

  256. dman6015 says: Feb 8, 2016 11:03 AM

    Simple. He didn’t want to get injured. Newton is all about Newton. *Bleep* the team.

    As for the alleged “didn’t see the ball” experts on here, you’re all nuts.

  257. captainwhodat says: Feb 8, 2016 11:03 AM

    shame it doesn’t have the same degree of commitment as Thomas Davis…thought Carolina would win in a close low-scoring game…I was wrong…

  258. glac1 says: Feb 8, 2016 11:04 AM

    The way he addressed the media after the game is shameful. I expect more out of a “MVP”. Character should also be considered. It’s time to quit “arrogant dance practice” and take some “people skill” courses.

  259. howiehandles says: Feb 8, 2016 11:07 AM

    Cam’s a front runner. Nice guy, probably. Good for the community, yes. But he strikes me as a player who when you’re winning, he’s awesome as a teammate, but when things get tough, fingers get pointed. A leader would have dove for that ball and tried to get it. He probably wouldn’t have come up with it, but he didn’t even try to.

  260. chrispy0515 says: Feb 8, 2016 11:08 AM

    Two words on Cam: selfish diva.

  261. sasch2014 says: Feb 8, 2016 11:10 AM

    If you watch the replay closely – after he appears to step away and falls it clearly looks like he flicked the ball away and towards the in-zone.

  262. slatereport says: Feb 8, 2016 11:13 AM

    Cam was like a Middle School player. He has a lot to learn and I think it’s to late to teach him. Give it up Cam and move on with your life. The NFL isn’t for you.

  263. anythingbutyanks says: Feb 8, 2016 11:16 AM

    I’m a career long fan of Manning so I don’t feel sorry for Cam or the Panthers at all. With that said, I do think it is possible that he thought he had started his forward motion and expected it to be ruled an incompletion rather than a fumble.

  264. dallasdominates says: Feb 8, 2016 11:16 AM

    The saying I live by daily is, “The pride comes before a fall.” All week long, I’ve heard and seen Cam on interviews saying why can’t I be compared to Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Big Ben, Russell Wilson, etc. etc.. well Cam, now you see why.. You can’t be a “look at me player when you’re winning, dabbing, dancing, and prancing around like you run the world when you’re winning, and then whine and pout because you didn’t have your way when you lost. That my friend is not leadership. I know a lot of people can’t stand Peyton, but that is a guy I want my sons to model their life after. When it’s going great… humbled… not so great…. humbled….. even in his latest feat….. humbled… Even on the biggest stage of his life, where he could’ve made it all about him, and announce his retirement, he refused to do so, because he didn’t want to make it all about him. That guy is class. Cam, you should pay attention to that. Because if you want the praise when you’re great accept the criticism when you’re not.

    Learn from this.

  265. ratsfoiledagain says: Feb 8, 2016 11:19 AM

    At least we don’t have to read the ‘keep pounding’ BS anymore.

  266. vegasgreek says: Feb 8, 2016 11:21 AM

    MARK MY WORDS : BRETT HUNDLEY WILL BE A BETTER AFRO AMERICAN QB THAN CAM NEWTON. IN GREEN BAY HE WILL LEARN FROM THE BEST. HE IS SMARTER THAN CAM & WENT TO UCLA A FAR BETTER SCHOOL. THE PACKERS WILL TEACH HIM THE RIGHT WAY AND NOT TO MAKE A SPECTACLE & FALSE MESSIAH OF HIM SELF ON THE NATIONAL STAGE .

  267. jsrdc says: Feb 8, 2016 11:23 AM

    Way to go on promoting you and your brand, Cam.

    Dab all the way to the SB, all the while basking in that fair weather. Then the conditions changed, you ran into a dominating defense, and oh how the immaturity came to play.

    You don’t get it both ways, Cam. When you win, you should say little (which certainly isn’t you). When you lose, you should say even less (which you absolutely did, in addition to leaving the interview).

    This is a maturity issue, and Cam showed his true character . All is good when you win (which is always as a team), but then it is all about you and your immaturity when you lose as a team?

    Cam showed exactly how a true pro SHOULDN’T act after a loss. He should have taken the loss as an adult, and not a pouting, butt-hurt little boy, but adversity brings out character, and character is what defines you, not wins or losses.

    I feel for Coach Rivera. Cam’s HC showed what you do after a loss, and that is speak openly to the media regardless of the disappointment from the loss. It is the professional thing to do.

    Cam needs to learn that “greatness needs no self-promotion”, in the words of the great Steelers LB Jack Ham. Cam was promoting himself ALL SEASON, and now that he and his team lost the SB, he has nothing to say, especially when he decided not to go after a fumble?

    Grow up, Cam. There is no place for sore losers in football, and only maximum effort will get you respect in a loss. You are both a sore loser AND didn’t display maximum effort after your team was dominated by a swarming defense.

  268. bigbluefan1 says: Feb 8, 2016 11:24 AM

    Bad plays and his post game was just sad

    This man needs to grow up
    Win and party
    Loss and face the music
    Simple way to address the post game
    Congratulations to Denver they played on heck of a game
    We got out played the D was all over us all night the better team won today.

    We have something to work on but look forward to coming back again next year.

  269. Brinke says: Feb 8, 2016 11:25 AM

    tough to watch that press conference appearance, all minute and a half of it. win with class, lose with class. see staubach, roger or montana, joe, cam. they were both there.

  270. motsuret06 says: Feb 8, 2016 11:25 AM

    Total beat down of the Panthers in this game and it wasn’t just Cam Newton. It was the entire team. One of the most terrible performances in Super Bowl history.

  271. thetruthinyourface says: Feb 8, 2016 11:27 AM

    Ok here is my trumpertantrum:

    At crunch time with the pressure on Cam Newton got exposed for what he really is at heart – a selfish primadonna diva drama queen who was initially lunging to grab the fumble then pulled away because he didn’t want to take a chance on getting injured even though it was the only thing to do to try to save the game.

    The press conference mumbling pouty little melt down and walking away unable to face the press and fans after a loss was icing on the cake that demonstrated again what a selfish little man child he is

  272. johnnybaggadonuts says: Feb 8, 2016 11:28 AM

    Let’s say that Cam thought he would be able to claim a forward pass on the play.

    Trouble is they blew both of their challenges in the first half. One on the catch that hit the ground and another on what amounted to a confirming a sack for a 3 yard loss and a longer 2nd down attempt for the Broncos.Big ole challenge FAIL Ron.

    Cam lost his composure after their first drive and never got it back. His eyes looked like saucers from the middle of the first an beyond.

  273. madmike66 says: Feb 8, 2016 11:28 AM

    One of the reasons he’s getting crucified over this is built up perception. Panthers spent the entire year talking about how tough he was, and unlike other read option QBs they aren’t afriad for him to get hit because of his size. You heard it 6 times a game every game they played, how tough he is, how physical, how the Panthers aren’t afraid of him getting hit. THAT makes the no-dive fumble recovery so criminal. If Peyton did the exact same thing, epople wouldn’t question it as much, because Peyton and the Broncos don’t try to make Peyton look like a physical beast…the entire planet knows Peyton is a hit away from being done and he isn’t trying to break his neck. The team doesn’t pretend, rather they concur with that image and portray it as a long term concern…don’t get hurt on this play because we need you the next. Big Ben would get crucified too, because of how he’s portrayed and how he plays the game. It has zero to do with race, or anything. It has to do with the fact that Cam and the Panthers pretended all season like Cam is too badass to worry about hits, and on the biggest stage…he got worried about a hit and let a fumble slip away. It isn’t as much about the act as it is spending a season writing checks your body was unwilling to cash in the Super Bowl.

  274. playsanity says: Feb 8, 2016 11:31 AM

    Cam & Stewart were the only ones to show up on offense. Cam was repeatedly let down by his receivers when he placed perfect balls to get them into scoring positions and by the zebras who refused to call pass interference and even picked up a holding call for no reason. Not to mention the ridiculous non-reversal of the cotchery CATCH. Carolina’s defense was the better one on the field too. Watch the game again without blinders.

  275. granadafan says: Feb 8, 2016 11:34 AM

    Anyone see how upset Eli was when the Broncos scored the last TD? The whole Manning suite erupted in cheers but Eli looked pissed. He can no longer wave the two rings in Peyton’s face.

  276. sportnorcal says: Feb 8, 2016 11:38 AM

    That DEN defense was fierce.
    Congrats on your victory.

  277. jspirit20671 says: Feb 8, 2016 11:39 AM

    “You ain’t Russell Wilson, bro!!”

    -Clay Matthews

  278. spiritbearparanormal says: Feb 8, 2016 11:39 AM

    Broncos fan here. Not interested in reveling in Newton’s disgrace, here. The Carolina fans have to deal with their guy; we’ve finished with him. And harboring no illusions that Denver is a dynasty team, with Manning having foot out the door. I hope we can keep Osweiler, but even if we do, playoff’s next year will be a challenge.

    Alot of people say the game stunk. I think, in some ways, it was very old-school football. Grinding defense, forced errors, muted and shaky offense. Was it fireworks? Nope – it was a turf-face brawl, and we were the better team in the trenches.

    Most showboats get their serving of humble pie sooner or later. It was Newton’s turn this year.

    Glad we won. Props to the Pats fans who offer their congrats.

  279. jsrdc says: Feb 8, 2016 11:40 AM

    This from Newton in the post-game intereview:

    “It wasn’t nothing special that they did. We dropped balls, we turned the ball over, gave up sacks, threw errant passes. That’s it, they scored more points than us.”

    Uhhhhhhhh, they did “nothing special”? Really? 7 sacks, 4 FF’s, a very important interception by Denver in the 3rd quarter? This was a BEATDOWN on defense the likes of which your team didn’t see in 16 regular season games, yet they did “nothing special”?

    I beg to differ, Cam. Defense wins championships, and it was very evident whose Defense was up to the task last night. And it was also very evident whose character was NOT up to the task after the game.

    You could learn a few things from Peyton Manning, Newton, namely how to win AND lose as a professional.

  280. davefromtheburgh says: Feb 8, 2016 11:40 AM

    I am particularly looking forward to the Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC this Saturday because she will bend over to find excuses and microagressions that account for Cam’s poor play and selfish press conference. She will argue that criticism before the Super Bowl relating to race was so soul-crushing he couldn’t perform; that he was trotted out to take questions about the game in defiance of his black humanity; and that fans are so hateful of a black quarterback, they judge him extra harshly. Never will she make Cam take responsibility for his actions or indicate that he fell short and needs to improve. We have a textbook example of a quarterback who fell short both personally and professionally, and the ‘blame someone else’ mentaility that defines the Melissa Harris-Perry show will again make us all poorer.

  281. truckinmack says: Feb 8, 2016 11:43 AM

    Anyone see how upset Eli was when the Broncos scored the last TD? The whole Manning suite erupted in cheers but Eli looked pissed. He can no longer wave the two rings in Peyton’s face.
    ___________________________________________
    I saw that, but thinking about it I decided that more than likely Eli was just letting his stress show. He wanted his brother to do well and he didn’t want him to get hurt, and he wanted him to get the most wins ever, and he wanted him to win the SB and… and all of those wants were stressing him out.

    I’ve had similar looks on my face when my kids were playing sports.

  282. ajames35 says: Feb 8, 2016 11:44 AM

    Cam really didn’t play that poorly outside the 2 forced fumbles. Put up 310 total yards, not including 5+ drops from WRs/RBs. The lone INT was on Ted Ginn more than Cam – should have been caught. Outplayed Manning. Cam can’t block and catch though.

    Unfortunately the fumble hesitation and postgame antics will indeed define the day for him.

  283. bonitalocal says: Feb 8, 2016 11:44 AM

    “emerging as a run-pass threat the likes of which we’ve never seen in the history of football.”

    —————————————————

    Uh……..Steve Grogan!

  284. truckinmack says: Feb 8, 2016 11:47 AM

    playsanity says:
    Feb 8, 2016 11:31 AM

    Not to mention the ridiculous non-reversal of the cotchery CATCH.
    ___________________________________________
    The ball clearly, ‘probably’ hit the ground, and right after it ‘probably’ hits the ground, it shifts in the receivers hands – making it more likely than not having it the ground. That makes it incomplete.

    There was certainly not enough evidence to over rule the game officials.

  285. nhpats says: Feb 8, 2016 11:47 AM

    realdealsteel says:
    Feb 8, 2016 8:50 AM
    By that point in the game, Cam was battered and bruised. Clearly he was shying away from any additional contact at that point in time.

    That’s what the purpose of a good pass rush is suppose to do; batter you to the point of submission. Defense is about pounding you into submission of that team’s will. That’s football.

    They pounded Brady so bad a couple of weeks ago, that he didn’t’ look for Gronk at a key point in the game. That’s what hitting a QB repeatedly will do.
    —————-

    Brady took twice the pounding that Newton took (20 hits compared to 10) and kept getting back up and had his team in a position to tie the game at the end. Newton showed zero heart…..and it culminated with his lack of awareness on the final fumble. Cam has a long way to go to be considered really good….let alone great.

  286. curmudgeon13 says: Feb 8, 2016 11:48 AM

    Hey Kaepernick, make room on the scrap heap for The Incredible Sulk……..

  287. vancouversportsbro says: Feb 8, 2016 11:52 AM

    This guy reminds me of lebron James. It all makes sense. Just amazing physical talent and so joyful when he’s on top but when he loses its all sulking from there.

  288. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Feb 8, 2016 11:52 AM

    Cam needs to stop following in Rodgers’ footsteps.

  289. Silver and Black attack says: Feb 8, 2016 11:53 AM

    Cam is just another Dwight Howard. Winning is cool, but only if I can have fun doing it and act like a fool, and draw lots and lots of attention to myself.

    Cam, just like Dwight Howard is very talented, but will never be taken seriously.

  290. squidlips82 says: Feb 8, 2016 11:53 AM

    I was waiting for Newton to cover his head with that towel on the sideline, as he has in the past. I was thinking that maybe he has matured a bit…… Then the post game presser…… NOT

  291. magnoliasimms says: Feb 8, 2016 11:54 AM

    spiritbearparanormal says:
    Feb 8, 2016 11:39 AM

    Glad we won. Props to the Pats fans who offer their congrats.
    ___________________________________

    Congratulations from this Pats fan. It was a well earned victory. The Broncos’ defense did exactly what they needed to do to win, which was contain Cam Newton. They made him look ordinary.

    This game was a bit of the “lesser of two evils” for me, but I was rooting for the Broncos. I think Newton needed to be humbled a lot, and this game did that. He was talking a lot of smack, and he needed to learn the “any given Sunday” rule we’ve all seen at some point with our favorite teams.

    Nice win by the Broncos’ defense. The old adage of defenses winning championships lives on.

  292. benfranklinshat says: Feb 8, 2016 11:55 AM

    Payton, with his neck issues, would have dove on the ball.

  293. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Feb 8, 2016 11:55 AM

    Aaron taught Cam to only go to the turf when you’re faking a face mask penalty, unless it’s for all the marbles. Cam did what he was supposed to do, according to Packer philosophy.

  294. bobsnygiants says: Feb 8, 2016 11:57 AM

    He’s a wimp

  295. nhpats says: Feb 8, 2016 11:57 AM

    truckinmack says:
    Feb 8, 2016 10:50 AM
    Please. Cam goes to dive on the ball and sees two freight trains about to collide. He sidesteps the train wreck and then actually does try to jump on the ball. Twice even. Because he sidestepped the first collision, he put himself in position to grab the fumble – though, unfortunately, he did not.

    His decision to avoid the train pile up was the right one. Why the haters have to dump on the man is silly… I mean stupid.

    ————
    I don’t know what game you were watching but in the one I saw Newton backed away from the fumble and frankly looked afraid.

  296. avahsite says: Feb 8, 2016 12:02 PM

    Honestly, are you Cam Newton?….. No so I don’t understand why everyone is saying “oh he saw the ball blah blah blah.” How do you know if he saw it were you on the field at the game? .. no. I’m not defending his post-game actions, but I find it ridiculous how y’all are talking about role models, yet your bashing him and pointing out his flaws. Wow, your a great role model. shaking my head. He may not be a great example for kids, but neither are you. Take my advice and grow up, you pointing out his flaws doesn’t make you any better. It’s really sad that y’all are giving him more attention by bashing him. Are you making millions, no. Do you personally know Cam no. So take my advice and mind your own freaking business. It’s kinda hypocritical of some to say he’s not a great role model, yet their actions make them look just like him.

  297. ajames35 says: Feb 8, 2016 12:04 PM

    “Defense wins championships, and it was very evident whose Defense was up to the task last night”
    ___________________

    Actually, we just saw 2 of the top defensive performances in Super Bowl history.

    Carolina’s defensive effort was epic and alone would have won ~47 of 49 other Super Bowls. In fact, Broncos had fewer yards/play, rush yards, and pass yards than Panthers. Panthers also had a higher sack *rate* (sacks/dropback). Broncos had the worst offensive game statistically of any SB winner ever.

    The key difference was Denver opportunistically caused & recovered 2 more fumbles.

  298. csb28 says: Feb 8, 2016 12:04 PM

    ducknichols50 says:
    Feb 8, 2016 7:58 AM
    I agree with Ware-He didn’t see it. The dude clearly wants to win and is tough and its sad that a media circus is going to turn that into him not being tough enough or competitive enough. If he’d known where the ball was, then he’d jumped on it.

    I think it is you who doesn’t want to see it. Sometimes we are blinded by our own desire to make things look good for our teams,

  299. granadafan says: Feb 8, 2016 12:04 PM

    It’ll be interesting to see how many endorsements and sponsors Cam loses because of his temper tantrum in the Super Bowl. Players have bad games, that’s understandable. It’s his behavior that will cause sponsors to flee: not diving to save the ball, pouting, throwing himself on the ground like a toddler, storming out of the press conference. I wouldn’t want a coward and immature moron endorsing my products. I will laugh at any company willing to sign him.

  300. yssksports says: Feb 8, 2016 12:05 PM

    Cam Newton is a rare talent and whether you like him or not, this should be respected. Recognize that he is an emotional, immature person who despite his fame and fortune, has a lot of pressure on his shoulders. Yes, he needs to handle it better and hopefully, he will get his chance to redeem himself. However, I am saddened to see the posts that are rooted in hate, envy and negativity. He may represent the face of the NFL but you who hide in anonymity behind your computers represent a much bigger group, humanity. What do your comments say about you?
    Congratulations to the Broncos, very impressive defensive showing! Manning gets his storybook ending. I hope Carolina gets to come back to the big show and grow and learn from this set back. We can all learn from every experience, good or bad. How we personally react has a ripple effect on others so even if the person next to you does not react in the best way possible, you have the choice to make your own positive mark on this world. It is not fair to judge someone else for not being gracious when your own words are rude and unkind.
    This may define who Cam Newton is now but does not dictate who he will become. He has already come a long way and his journey will hopefully continue on for many years ahead. Football fans are lucky to have someone of this athletic ability in the league. He is not perfect, no one is, not even Superman.

  301. kissmysandwich says: Feb 8, 2016 12:05 PM

    Newton is what we thought he was. Immature with an entitled attitude. Just look at his presser. If Manning would’ve lost by 100 points he would’ve been there answering questions like a man, not pouting like an entitled baby.

  302. charger383 says: Feb 8, 2016 12:10 PM

    like he said about the lucky tank” you brought this on yourself”

  303. badmoonrison says: Feb 8, 2016 12:10 PM

    When I saw the reply I thought the reason he didnt fall on it was because he was making space to allow his teammate (who was right there) to get it. But after hearing his answer to this very question asked at the press conference I guess that wasnt the reason. He just simply froze and choked. Heck, he looked like a deer in the headlights all game long, its so easy to see. His eyes looked totally glazed over, no fire whatsoever. Like a child lost at the mall.

  304. jonathankrobinson424 says: Feb 8, 2016 12:11 PM

    ….The better team won last night…glad to see it didn’t come down to stupid coaches call. The Broncos D was stifling and Peyton managed the game pretty well. Also, lets not forget McManus who in his 1st full year as THE placekicker booted 3 FG’s. Congrats Denver.

  305. jmethane says: Feb 8, 2016 12:11 PM

    This is about as bad as the choke job by Russell Wilson in last years SB!

    ——-

    No, this much much worse. Last year a bad play got called and an interception was thrown in crunchtime.

    Russell, as crushed as he must’ve been sat up there and took all his questions with class and congratulated Tom Brady and the pats.

    This year the so-called NFL mvp showed everyone the real cam by having ZERO heart in crunchtime after he himself fumbled the ball and then rolled around on the ground like my four year old. Then he pulls the immature press conference?

    Yeah, nice try but cam and what happened this year is much much worse.

    You know, cam threw an interception as well yesterday. As did peyton. That happens in games and mentally strong qb’s are able to shake it off and forget it happened. Cam doesn’t appear to be in that catagory.

  306. smitty113 says: Feb 8, 2016 12:12 PM

    Hello Kitty

  307. lemmetalkwouldya says: Feb 8, 2016 12:12 PM

    Newton was looking right at the ball, in fact he actually started to move towards it, before suddenly jumping back.

  308. djvh2 says: Feb 8, 2016 12:13 PM

    For anyone who saw Manning’s non-chest, the HGH argument should be settled. No way he could take HGH and look like that.

  309. inozwetrust says: Feb 8, 2016 12:14 PM

    nhpats says:
    Feb 8, 2016 11:57 AM
    truckinmack says:
    Feb 8, 2016 10:50 AM
    Please. Cam goes to dive on the ball and sees two freight trains about to collide. He sidesteps the train wreck and then actually does try to jump on the ball. Twice even. Because he sidestepped the first collision, he put himself in position to grab the fumble – though, unfortunately, he did not.

    His decision to avoid the train pile up was the right one. Why the haters have to dump on the man is silly… I mean stupid.
    ————————–
    Dude this is the Super Bowl. You go after a fumble even if you think a brick wall is going to fall on you. He let his teammates down by, in effect, saying to them “you guys can risk life and limb to try to win the game, but not me”
    What a wimp

  310. Lucky82 says: Feb 8, 2016 12:19 PM

    NFL Baby of the year – THE nfl MUST BE SO PROUD!!
    Take it from Bobby Vee

    Cam back when you grow up, girl
    You’re still livin’ in a paper-doll world
    Livin’ ain’t easy, lovin’s twice as tough
    So Cam back, baby, when you grow up
    You’re lookin’ real good like a woman now
    Your mind hasn’t gotten the message somehow
    So if you can’t take it and the goin’ gets rough
    Cam back, baby, when you grow up

    Cam back baby when you grow up…

  311. jsrdc says: Feb 8, 2016 12:21 PM

    “Cam really didn’t play that poorly outside the 2 forced fumbles. Put up 310 total yards, not including 5+ drops from WRs/RBs”.

    Uhhh, did you watch the same game the rest of us watched? Cam was rattled ALL GAME. He only had 265 passing yards out of that 310 you mentioned, but he completed only 18 of 41 passes. Let’s say that 6 passes of those that were dropped were catches. That would still put him at just over 50% completion percentage Cam played poorly, as did their O-line, and Cam was even more disappointing after the game with his butt-hurt display of immaturity.

    Cam overthrew receivers on several occasions, and really threw errant balls all game. They never got their run game on track, and performed poorly overall on offense. Yes, there were passes dropped, but if that is all you have to point at as Cam’ downfall, you obviously hit the Budweiser hard and heavy, and much earlier than Peyton did.

  312. einherjer00 says: Feb 8, 2016 12:22 PM

    If Cam were to dive for that ball, he’d have had to lead with his banged up left shoulder, slamming into Ware or whichever Bronco recovered just to have a fighting chance to get the ball. He decided not to, a very bad look.

  313. nflpoker says: Feb 8, 2016 12:22 PM

    Cam Newton’s pouting >>>> Jay Cutler’s pouting

  314. johnnybaggadonuts says: Feb 8, 2016 12:23 PM

    “Cam really didn’t play that poorly outside the 2 forced fumbles. ”

    I think what you are missing here are his incompletions. Not only did they sail over his intended WRs but they often happened at the exact time when the Panthers needed a big play. This was especially true early. You could see how rattled he was. He settled down and had a solid 3rd quarter..but given the hype (self and media generated) this was a terrible game for him.

  315. kissmysandwich says: Feb 8, 2016 12:24 PM

    Cam Newton had a chance to prove his critics wrong. He had a chance to face the music like a man, thank his team for a great season, and promise to be back again. Intead…

    He mopes like a child, refuses to answer any questions, and storms off like a 14 year old girl.

    He deserves every criticism he gets. Pathetic.

  316. stairwaytoharvin says: Feb 8, 2016 12:28 PM

    Cam Newton folds faster than superman on laundry day

  317. Calasade says: Feb 8, 2016 12:36 PM

    They should have given Cam the MPP.

    Most Petulant Player award.

  318. magnoliasimms says: Feb 8, 2016 12:41 PM

    jmethane says:
    Feb 8, 2016 12:11 PM

    This is about as bad as the choke job by Russell Wilson in last years SB!

    ——-

    No, this much much worse. Last year a bad play got called and an interception was thrown in crunchtime.
    ________________________________

    I don’t think the play call was that bad last year. It was just a great read by Browner and Butler. Butler had been burned on that play in practice, and the Patriots have used that short screen pass successfully on the goal line many times. The Seahawks needed at least one play to be a pass play to stop the clock (or score).

    Butler and Browner read the play immediately and made a great play. I don’t see that play as Wilson choking. He marched them down the field (on that incredible catch by Kearse) and got them to the goal line.

    Russell Wilson played to the last minute. Cam Newton never seemed to get it together completely. He looked really flustered, and his backing away from that fumble showed it.

  319. blu4l1fe says: Feb 8, 2016 12:42 PM

    avahsite says:
    Feb 8, 2016 12:02 PM

    Honestly, are you Cam Newton?….. No so I don’t understand why everyone is saying “oh he saw the ball blah blah blah.” How do you know if he saw it were you on the field at the game? .. no. I’m not defending his post-game actions, but I find it ridiculous how y’all are talking about role models, yet your bashing him and pointing out his flaws. Wow, your a great role model. shaking my head. He may not be a great example for kids, but neither are you. Take my advice and grow up, you pointing out his flaws doesn’t make you any better. It’s really sad that y’all are giving him more attention by bashing him. Are you making millions, no. Do you personally know Cam no. So take my advice and mind your own freaking business. It’s kinda hypocritical of some to say he’s not a great role model, yet their actions make them look just like him.

    ——————————————————

    Ummm… “Honestly,” I’m not Cam Newton nor do I know him (or would I want to know him) personally.

    I am not one of the folks who are “judging” him because of what he did and did not do on that particular fumble. Rather I am “judging” him by what I know of him, which is how most of us know athletes, superstars, and public figures. I am not claiming to be a role model neither but see, here’s another difference between Newton and, let’s make it easy, most of the folks posting here, we are not highly paid personalities. When you become one of these, whether you like it or not, you become a role model. You can deny and say you don’t want to be one but you really have no choice. It is a part of being paid millions and being in the public eye. I am not one to say I am a good example to kids, but then again, my kid is the only one really exposed to my actions and words. Newton, as with, again let’s make it simple, ALL the other NFL players out there have the eyes, ears and attention of thousands, if not millions, of young children out there. Yeah, I ultimately have control if I want my child to be exposed to someone like Newton or someone like Manning. But at the end of the day, I can’t control everything. Kids are going to do, follow and emulate whomever they want to. Additionally, I am judging Newton because I used to be one of the millions of hard working Americans that spend money on the NFL and contribute to his salary. Now if you’re going to deny us fans the simple luxury of criticizing Newton. Someone who’s mansion, cars, and exorbitant lifestyle is dependent on the same fans who spend money to make sure he can afford these things, then this is where you and I have a problem. You can make excuses for your short commings, but making excuses for a so-called “grown” man who celebrates by dancing carelessly when he scores a TD then cannot stand the heat when he loses, is downright pathetic. When the season was going well, all we heard from him is, “if you don’t want to see me dance in the endzone then don’t let me score a touchdown.” When he fails to score, and ultimately, loses a game, he acts as if the world has no right to say anything about anything. AGAIN, CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. You can say whatever you want to everybody regardless if it offends them or not but when the shoe is on the other foot, you suddenly turn into Mr. Sensitive?

    It’s simple… it’s called growing up. Look it up, it’s on Wikipedia. It may even have pictures of people like Russel Wilson or every other SB losing QB who manned up and took their loss like a pro.

  320. horsepedlr says: Feb 8, 2016 12:42 PM

    mr. no class. he is what we thought he was.he was. lol

  321. metalman5150 says: Feb 8, 2016 12:50 PM

    Unless you’ve played in an NFL game – you have not an ounce of say into what being tough is.

  322. aragorn1391 says: Feb 8, 2016 12:50 PM

    Cam might be twice the athlete but I still would rather have ‘Tiny Hands’ Teddy over ‘Crybaby’ Cam on my team. Every single day of the week.

  323. silverhat78 says: Feb 8, 2016 12:54 PM

    Denver’s D played lights out and won the Super Bowl for them.
    Cam is upset, I understand but he did not play that well.
    It must have been insult to injury to Cam when Denver revealed that they wanted to make Cam throw the ball, kind of like a passive aggressive way of saying that Cam cannot beat us when he throws.

  324. sdffa11 says: Feb 8, 2016 12:54 PM

    Cam is a fraud! He had every opportunity to have the haters to shut up and he cries like a sore loser in the press conference. You don’t see other leaders like Peyton, Brady, Rodgers, Russell walking out of a press conference like that if they lose the super bowl.

    Once a baby = always a baby

  325. boss81hogg says: Feb 8, 2016 12:57 PM

    Cam made a business decision

  326. whispersd says: Feb 8, 2016 12:57 PM

    djvh2 says:
    Feb 8, 2016 12:13 PM

    For anyone who saw Manning’s non-chest, the HGH argument should be settled. No way he could take HGH and look like that.

    ===

    Nobody is arguing that Manning is taking HGH now. The NFL has been testing for it the past two seasons. The argument (right or wrong) is that he used it in 2012-2013, during his miraculous recovery. When, you know, it was being delivered to his house.

    Manning doesn’t dispute that it was delivered to his house, his argument is that his wife was using it.

  327. leatherhelmets says: Feb 8, 2016 1:14 PM

    Cam Doh Cam!

  328. TheWizard says: Feb 8, 2016 1:21 PM

    Butler and Browner read the play immediately and made a great play. I don’t see that play as Wilson choking

    Exactly. Most people want to act as if Seattle did something wrong, that’s just their way of ignoring New Englands preparation paying off.

  329. mrhojorisin says: Feb 8, 2016 1:21 PM

    Funny… he was fine with hitting the turf when one of his teammates extended a Broncos drive by making a costly penalty on third and long…

  330. tommyribs says: Feb 8, 2016 1:25 PM

    I am just here to pile on – LoL!

    Dab-a-Dab-a-Dab-a-Dab-adoo

    It was great seeing that (Phony) Smile wiped off Cam’s face!

    I will say this though, as much as he rubs me the wrong way, I don’t question his toughness. He is a tough dude, and a hell of a QB, he really is.

    But he needed to be taken down a notch if he is ever truly going to be great, and boy, was he taken down a notch or what?

  331. sbchampsagain says: Feb 8, 2016 1:31 PM

    “Yes we Cam?”
    No. More like, “Cam’t win the big one.”

  332. dohczeppelin says: Feb 8, 2016 1:32 PM

    Maybe after watching the film of Denver’s defense for the last 2 weeks he decided to put a million or two on the Broncos winning the SB? Hard to come up with another explanation for how helpless he looked all night.

    Seriously though, I’m not a Newton or Panthers fan, but from the angle I saw it looked like another Panther was about to dive on the ball. He probably thought his teammate was going to recover and he didn’t want to jump in and collide with his own guy, potentially causing them both to miss ball. He only had a split second to make a decision there so that seems plausible. By the time the Broncos were on it, it was too late for him to act.

  333. perfect1stranger says: Feb 8, 2016 1:34 PM

    Of course Newton saw it, he was looking right at it. RUSHING RIGHT TOWARD IT, and at the last second, he simply made a business decision.

    Cam Newton, in the biggest game of his life, showed his heart and character when he fumbled, and instead of trying to recover the fumble, he backed away from it because he was afraid of getting hurt.

    In 40+ years of watching football from peewee to the pros, I’ve never ever seen that happen before. Not in a peewee game, not in a preseason NFL game, and definitely not the Super Bowl.

    Cam Newton was a #1 overall draft pick in 2011. A guy like Tony Romo, who was not drafted by anybody, would have been endlessly criticized if he had done something like that, even in a preseason game.

    Cam Newton quit on his teammates and fans.

  334. rlpftt says: Feb 8, 2016 1:36 PM

    Cam “Alligator Arms” Newton

  335. badmoonrison says: Feb 8, 2016 1:42 PM

    Look at their schedule. Outside of GB, SEA and maybe the eagles they played nothing but bunk teams. Paper Champions. Id be surprised to see them get back to just the playoffs next year.

  336. immafubared says: Feb 8, 2016 1:45 PM

    My take of Cam for what its worth. As a college player it was all about him. In the Nat Champ game at the 5 yard line I knew, no way he gives the ball to the running back, he is keeping it this is all about him and always will be. Sure enough he runs around end and scores winning td.

    Problem down the road with that. If he screws up its his teams fault: dropped balls, poor blocking, etc. Fact he will never except is he dropped two balls, 14 points to the D and he lost that game not his team. It was all on him.

    Yes his guys dropped some passes but those were rifle shots, some low, some high but I think he was pissed his guys weren’t wide open for him like the previous 16 games. How could they not be open. How could his line not protect him. Going forward, I don’t know.

  337. immafubared says: Feb 8, 2016 1:49 PM

    After the hype, all the plays, 3 hours of game, it came down to two plays that basically determined the outcome.
    Denver’s offense was the worst performance in sb history.
    Manning did not win the superbowl, his d did and took him along for the ride. Pathetic performance.

  338. 32brown says: Feb 8, 2016 1:49 PM

    Those of you who remember John Elway’s first Super Bowl win remember a QB that who played like he was willing to risk his life to win the game.

  339. ragnarthemagnificent says: Feb 8, 2016 1:51 PM

    There is no way Peyton is fighting for that ball either. These Qb’s are coached not to get in the middle of stuff like that unless they can fall right on the ball. This is a non issue.

    The Panthers lost the game for many other reasons than this. Cam was the better QB out there but Denver was the better team. -Vikes fan

  340. rootpain says: Feb 8, 2016 2:00 PM

    I know how easy I find it to sit back and criticize guys who actually suit up and get on the field. And from the comments Ive read so far, I’m not alone. But I do feel sorry for Cam this morning. He happened to play a bad game last night. And many of the players on his team played poorly as well. In fact, many of the players for the Broncos also played poorly. Unfortunately for Cam, he didn’t handle the post game interview well, inviting a lot of criticism. But that’s not easy to do. Under the circumstances, it requires a lot of maturity. And I have every confidence that Cam will mature and will be leading the Panthers back to the SuperBowl in the future.
    Cam, do yourself a favor and drop the Dab. The only thing that does is set you up for failure and ridicule.

  341. rlpftt says: Feb 8, 2016 2:03 PM

    Cam couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn in the SB. Denver made him a pocket passer and his accuracy was exposed .

  342. rideforjesus says: Feb 8, 2016 2:15 PM

    this is your MVP????

    Come on……biggest game of his life and he falls apart..

    Give me Brady, Rodgers, Rottenburger, Wilson… all better

  343. toolkien says: Feb 8, 2016 2:25 PM

    I can accept that Cam’s enthusiasm when things are good is “child-like” if he’s not “childish” when things are bad. If I want crowing while winning and whining while losing, I can go to my nine year old son. And I’ll guarantee that I am not patting him on the back and winking when he’s crowing, and swabbing his brow when he’s all “human” when whining.

  344. xxpoisoniveyxx says: Feb 8, 2016 2:30 PM

    Steph Curry, beatin the drum…Another reason to hate the panthers.

  345. philtration says: Feb 8, 2016 2:38 PM

    armchairqb says:
    Feb 8, 2016 8:26 AM
    “emerging as a run-pass threat the likes of which we’ve never seen in the history of football.”
    ===================================

    He is just Daunte Culpepper but with a lot more crying.

  346. keylimelight says: Feb 8, 2016 2:51 PM

    It doesn’t help that the two announcers pointed it out and made an issue of it as the fumble replayed several times in Slo-mo.

    Even the casual watcher at home is going to remember that play after having it pointed out to them while the network replayed it. In slo-mo. Repeatedly.

  347. jimmysee says: Feb 8, 2016 2:54 PM

    badmoonrison says:
    Feb 8, 2016 1:42 PM
    Look at their schedule. Outside of GB, SEA and maybe the eagles they played nothing but bunk teams. Paper Champions. Id be surprised to see them get back to just the playoffs next year.

    ———————————————————–

    Is Arizona a bunk team?

    Not to me.

  348. mauijim805 says: Feb 8, 2016 3:02 PM

    Cam clearly saw the ball,simply pussed out.If you’re going to play a man’s game,you have to be a man…

  349. fufuni03 says: Feb 8, 2016 3:27 PM

    The Super Bowl is not just another game. A team must be prepared in all aspects, mentally as well as physically. The coach allowed the players to follow Newton’s lead with regard to their celebratory antics under the guise of them “just being themselves” because they were winning. Excessive celebrations are taunting a d disrespectful regardless of their intent and take away from a teams focus. Newton and company learned a lesson the hard way that their coaches should have taught them.

  350. acehawk55 says: Feb 8, 2016 3:41 PM

    Hey Panthers fans, stop using the previous Super Bowl as some sort of excuse. Cam failed to give his best effort on that play and you can’t deny that. Say what you want about Russell Wilson, but never question his effort. Oh and remember he actually has a Super Bowl ring.

  351. ajames35 says: Feb 8, 2016 3:52 PM

    “Uhhh, did you watch the same game the rest of us watched? Cam was rattled ALL GAME.”
    ______________________

    Some of you guys are bad at comprehension. Didn’t say Cam was great, just that he wasn’t THE reason Carolina lost.

    People are busy lighting up Cam’s play, but all things considered he had a more impressive game than Manning. Against an “All World” D, with myriad drops, Cam had higher yds/attempt and fewer sacks/dropback…despite facing more frequent pressure and negative game script. Also easily the highest rush avg (7.5) in the game.

    Did he miss throws? Obviously… Also easily clears 300 yds passing without half the drops. If he’d completed over 50% against that DEN D – using ^^ this guy’s example – it would certainly be considered a reasonable game. But Cam can’t block and catch too.

  352. xenova1 says: Feb 8, 2016 3:55 PM

    His initial reaction was that it might be ruled as a forward pass. Bad reaction. I am not making excuses but when things happen unexpectantly and quickly, you can make the wrong initial reaction.

  353. Youknowimright says: Feb 8, 2016 3:59 PM

    Cam is McNabb without the vomit.

  354. 6superbowls says: Feb 8, 2016 3:59 PM

    All these tough guys behind their keyboards calling Cam out? What a joke? 90% of you probably never strapped on a helmet, let alone played at a level anywhere near the professional level. No one knows what was going through Cam’s head during that play, yet you sit behind your keyboards judging him?

    That dude just went through 3.5 quarters of getting ABUSED because his o-line ABSOLUTELY STUNK!!! Sacked 6 times and knocked down a boat-load of others…. That dude was under more pressure than any other QB we’d seen all year (w/ the exception of maybe Tammy Brady).

    On top of that dealing with an officiating crew (Clete Blakeman’s a joke) that went out of its way to ensure Peyton’s road to the promise land was easily paved. Guarantee not one of you criticizing Cam would have lasted longer but a few plays.

    Kudos to Denver’s defense. Great game plan! Peyton’s career’s over. This game was proof.

    Before accusing me of being a Cam supporter? think again. I was one of those who thought he and his old man were dirt-bags for the scam they tried pulling at Auburn by demanding money in college.

  355. brian32556 says: Feb 8, 2016 4:02 PM

    Hey, I am not a Cam fan. I do not like his Superman routine and continually trying to be the center of attention. But I’ll cut him some slack. It’s possible that after giving it his all through a very tough game, the weariness just made him think too long and hesitate long enough that the moment passed and it was too late. I give him kudos for congratulating Manning at games end. And maybe, his early departure was out of the human weakness called embarrassment. He’ll be back next year – hopefully a little more humble.

  356. bullcharger says: Feb 8, 2016 4:05 PM

    He’s probably upset because he knows he has to face Jerry Richardson, who hasn’t smiled since 1936.

  357. campgiants63 says: Feb 8, 2016 4:11 PM

    It looked like he was just beat by that point. He hadn’t been under attack like that all season. I don’t believe it was a conscious “business decision” he just had the fight beat out of him.

  358. Teddy BH20's House of Noodles says: Feb 8, 2016 4:16 PM

    Cam was a coward at the worst possible time, ensuring that his team had no chance of winning. They should strip him of his MVP and his Superman T-shirt.

  359. swagger52 says: Feb 8, 2016 4:28 PM

    Did you see him take a quick dive to the ground when the camera’s were rolling and he was on the sideline?

    Exactly..That is all you need to know.

    He plays in a soft division, that gives him more playoff appearances than he deserves.

  360. djaehne says: Feb 8, 2016 4:30 PM

    Its fate. Pure and simple. Likely Cam comes back next year and plays better.

  361. Mo Pro Babble says: Feb 8, 2016 4:41 PM

    I sure didn’t want to see the dancing clown getting a ring but the tone was set when they called Cotchery’s amazing catch incomplete. Changed the game, completely.

    Talib should have been ejected. Any face mask or similar penalty inside the 10 should be an ejection or at least 15 yards AFTER the end of the kickoff.

    And Peyton, you were great, now just embarrassing. Tim tebow could have done better.

    But this is how it is when the league decides before game 1 who will win the Super Bowl. Starting to feel like I’ve been a fool thinking these games are fair.

  362. doctormantistoboggan says: Feb 8, 2016 4:49 PM

    Cam is a simpleton.

    Can we really be angry at him given this limitation?

  363. thedingo8 says: Feb 8, 2016 4:52 PM

    “great”…? seriously? the only thing great is the personal hype..when stewart score and didnt give him the ball…that said it all about cam.. btw fran tarketon was a much better scrambling qb than “cam” will ever be even with the extra size

  364. punksinplay says: Feb 8, 2016 4:56 PM

    In that split second, Cam quit. Plain and simple.

  365. fahqnfl says: Feb 8, 2016 5:13 PM

    Cam certainly left a lot of money on the field from endorsements by losing SB50

    He could have saved grace by standing tall(like a MVP should) at the press conf, say he had a bad day, the DEN D made him have a bad day, and they had a lot to build on for up coming years.

    Instead, we all saw what we got. He should know better.

  366. lordofthepings says: Feb 8, 2016 5:18 PM

    I think he thought it was kryptonite…..

  367. bastardfromhell says: Feb 8, 2016 5:43 PM

    Cam Newton is the “Ronda Rousey” of the NFL

  368. rockymountaingumbo says: Feb 8, 2016 6:14 PM

    Cam doesn’t have class when winning so why is it a surprise that he acts like a punk when losing?

  369. taintedsaints2009 says: Feb 8, 2016 8:01 PM

    yeah it was a weird play but i don’t understand the constant ripping of cam for the press conference. it’s like you all either A.) want the same re-hashed answers they all give that are completely fake and show no honesty or B.) you’ve never seen a player angry after losing a big game.

    most of you are over reacting, big time. calling for cam to lose sponsors over a presser? a fumble he didn’t jump on for only reasons that can be speculated? calm down.

  370. varangia says: Feb 9, 2016 1:03 AM

    I broke it down frame by frame, Cam is looking right at the ball. He had a beat on the ball and could have definitely recovered the ball. He just didn’t want to fall on it, and have everyone else crash down on top of him.

  371. varangia says: Feb 9, 2016 1:09 AM

    rlpftt says:
    Feb 8, 2016 2:03 PM
    Cam couldn’t hit the broad side of a barn in the SB. Denver made him a pocket passer and his accuracy was exposed .
    _______________________________________

    Yeah, I smell another Kapernick fiasco coming. Same chain of events.

  372. sullijo1 says: Feb 9, 2016 4:58 AM

    Dear Cam,

    Don’t worry….one play won’t define your career.

    Sincerely,

    Bill Buckner

  373. gizzmonic says: Feb 9, 2016 6:44 AM

    Check out this dudes friggin ears!!! NO WONDER he spends ALL his time with a towel over his head He don’t want us to notice his crazy birth defect. Dem ears look like balloon knots!!!

  374. silvernblacksabbath says: Feb 9, 2016 9:30 AM

    Over 70% of the public took Carolina. VEGAS WOULD’VE LOST A TON IF CAROLINA WOULD’VE COVERED….

  375. paulieorkid says: Feb 9, 2016 11:40 AM

    I have never in my life seen an NFL player that close to the ball actually shy away from recovering the football — and I’ve watched a LOT of football.

    Making it worse. This was where the game and season were on the line — it was the freaking Super Bowl, and the Panthers had a chance to take the LEAD in the game late in the fourth quarter. Instead, Newt punk’d out – and the Donks marched to the clinching touchdown.

    Now Newt is saying that play is not why he lost the game. The man does not get it.

  376. avahsite says: Feb 9, 2016 11:59 AM

    I’m not defending Cam all I was saying was bashing at him won’t help anything. Yes he isn’t a good role model, but neither are you if your going to decide to bash him simply because you don’t think he’s worthy. Yea Cam gets paid money and SOME people don’t want their money going to him, but if your providing money to the NFL then that money is going to a member of the NFL, regardless if you like who the money is going to or not. If you don’t want your kids to look up to Cam Newton, then simply don’t watch him. Tom Brady acts immature, did he get out of the NFL? No… So why bother with all of the negativity. Cam’s not reading the comments, so who are you trying to get your point across to? Cam’s still making money, you can complain all you want, but at the end of the day he is the one making money and living luxuriously. Cam obviously doesn’t care about the fact that his actions lead to consequences. So why should you? He’s only getting more attention, then he was before, yea it’s negative attention, but he still gets paid for it. Cam isn’t going to change, just like Tom Brady hasn’t.

  377. silvernblacksabbath says: Feb 9, 2016 2:38 PM

    ^^^^^^Brady would never shy away from a fumble.. Carry on with the excuses though..

  378. padronebradfather says: Feb 9, 2016 3:50 PM

    this was not one of the worst Super Bowls in recent memory. That would be the 43-8 Broncos-Seahawks game. I don’t really want the faux sympathy of Patriots fans. The Broncos were the better team and this was a magnificent game, except for spoiled millennial brats who are addicted to Fantasy Football and therefore aren’t real fans.

  379. socalcpa7 says: Feb 9, 2016 7:22 PM

    Sore loser or no sore loser…bottom line u are a LOSER!

  380. rainsarge says: Feb 10, 2016 8:48 AM

    Cam did dive in. His left leg was extended he pulled out of the way of the DT and his lineman and then dove into the pile. He nearly had it but the ball squirted out and Denver recovered.

  381. ajames35 says: Feb 10, 2016 11:25 AM

    “Yeah, I smell another Kapernick fiasco coming. Same chain of events.”
    _______________

    I get that they’re both “running QBs”, but this is a poor comparison…

    Both drafted 2011. Kaep’s BEST statistical year (2014) barely beats Cam’s WORST year – and Cam missed 2 games that season. Kaep was deemed a backup by 2 different coaching staffs.

  382. silvernblacksabbath says: Feb 10, 2016 3:32 PM

    The genius known as Cam will tell you that “Hindsight is always 50/50”. lmao That guy….

  383. trollhammer20 says: Feb 10, 2016 6:47 PM

    I don’t think he was afraid, for a second.

    What I do think is, he was too busy having a “why me” tantrum after fumbling in a critical situation to keep his head in the game.

    This illustrates the stigma over being labeled mentally soft: A big, tough football player would rather say he was concerned over not getting physically hurt rather than admit “I was angry and upset and it kept me from doing what I should at the time.”

  384. fufuni03 says: Feb 11, 2016 2:40 PM

    Cam did not go after the fumble because he hadnt choreographed the dance to tecover it yet.

  385. patsfiend says: Feb 13, 2016 11:23 AM

    Watching how Cam, his coach, and that team reacted in the 4th Quarter made me damn happy to be a Patriots fan. Almost 4 minutes left to go and he’s got a towel on his head, sitting alone on the bench, staring into space. Are you KIDDING ME?

    Brady would have his head in the playbook, be talking to all the coaches and players, and be dead set on scoring a TD immediately on getting the ball back. Cam’s got a lot to learn.

  386. blu4l1fe says: Feb 13, 2016 8:00 PM

    avahsite says:
    Feb 9, 2016 11:59 AM

    I’m not defending Cam all I was saying was bashing at him won’t help anything. Yes he isn’t a good role model, but neither are you if your going to decide to bash him simply because you don’t think he’s worthy. Yea Cam gets paid money and SOME people don’t want their money going to him, but if your providing money to the NFL then that money is going to a member of the NFL, regardless if you like who the money is going to or not. If you don’t want your kids to look up to Cam Newton, then simply don’t watch him. Tom Brady acts immature, did he get out of the NFL? No… So why bother with all of the negativity. Cam’s not reading the comments, so who are you trying to get your point across to? Cam’s still making money, you can complain all you want, but at the end of the day he is the one making money and living luxuriously. Cam obviously doesn’t care about the fact that his actions lead to consequences. So why should you? He’s only getting more attention, then he was before, yea it’s negative attention, but he still gets paid for it. Cam isn’t going to change, just like Tom Brady hasn’t.

    —————————————————————-

    You’re right, bashing him won’t help, especially his attitude. However, and like I was trying to point out, if he has no care nor empathy to anyone, let me reiterate that, ANYONE, that may be offended by his showboating, well, why should I care if I point out certain things about him that I don’t necessarily like or agree about?

    And, I am sorry, but I don’t see the reason people keep comparing Cam to Brady? First off, Brady’s a proven winner. He may be a cheater, he may have a jacka$$ for a coach, but he’s won, in the big stage, more times than Cam. And when Brady lost, I believe a couple of times, he’s been nothing but a gracious loser about it. NOT pouting like a little child.

    Cam has a lot of growing up to do. But again, this would not have been an issue, ALL OF THIS, would not have been an issue. He would have had a pass from the press, everyone out there, and everyone commenting in here, if he DIDN’T act and spoke the way he did when he referred to his TD celebration when his team was winning.

    See, what Cam fails to understand is, you certainly can be egotistical and not care about the world when you’re winning and everything is well. But when things go south, EVERYONE can and will act the way they want to act as well, so YOU can’t get offended just as you’ve told people that “if you don’t like to see my TD celebration dance, then don’t let me get into the end zone.”

    So, if I offended you for giving my opinion about someone in the public eye who believe he’s entitled to everything including ALL the breaks, well, I really don’t know what to say.

  387. concretejimmy52 says: Feb 15, 2016 8:26 AM

    There were plenty of other things besides that fumble that defined Cam in the SB.

  388. jonwill57 says: Feb 15, 2016 12:34 PM

    Mike Tolbert’s fumbles defined his Super Bowl…Jerrico Cotchery dropping passes defined his SB. The O-line’s failure to pass protect defined their SB.

    Lost in all of this is the defense played well enough to win probably 49 of the 50 Super Bowls.

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