Cam Newton’s not playing tomorrow, #asexpected

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Sometimes there is mystery about whether a guy will play in the preseason, specifically if he’s coming off an injury.

But when he doesn’t practice for a week, that’s usually a pretty solid indication that he won’t.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter passes along such word that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton isn’t going to play Wednesday against the Texans, but is expected to play at some point in the preseason. Panthers coach Ron Rivera confirmed the obvious after practice.

This was not a surprise, since Newton hadn’t thrown fully since working four straight days at the start of training camp and then coming up sore. That’s the kind of peaks and valleys you have to expect coming off any surgery, but it remains a bit of a concern, primarily since they’re tweaking their offense this offseason and he hasn’t run it in practice.

While Schefter didn’t mention him specifically, we can add second-round wideout Curtis Samuel to tomorrow’s inactive, since he’s only practiced once during camp because of a hamstring issue. Samuel and Newton played a little catch this morning, which appears to be the limit of their activity for the time being.

16 responses to “Cam Newton’s not playing tomorrow, #asexpected

  1. I’m going to the Panthers at Patriots game in early October and I can’t wait. Regardless of your opinion of Cam Newton, he’s a premier talent and I’m sure he’ll put on a show

  2. jstew0103 says:
    August 8, 2017 at 11:31 am
    I’m going to the Panthers at Patriots game in early October and I can’t wait. Regardless of your opinion of Cam Newton, he’s a premier talent and I’m sure he’ll put on a show

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    If by “show” you mean pouting and hiding his heard underneath a towel then yes, I expect you are correct.

  3. Do #’s really have to invade headlines now? If it’s a reference to something I don’t get it, and would at least expect it to be explained in the story…

  4. silvercrush33

    silvercrush33 says:
    August 8, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Do #’s really have to invade headlines now? If it’s a reference to something I don’t get it, and would at least expect it to be explained in the story…
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    the # has something to do with some website, faceplant or twitlover or buttchat or some such thing that lets you make a total fool of yourself before you think about it.

  5. Cam has raw talent and its up to the organization, they can either harness it or let it go to waste. I think the Panthers are doing the latter…(should hire a QB guru & a shrink).

    One game he’s playing like an MVP or (GoodCam) the next they go 3 & out the 1st two drives and then he goes into full pout mode or (BadCam), with that said to say that he sucks is just ignorant…say he’s inconsistent, lacks mental toughness, Cam likes Cam more than winning say whatever but at the end of the day are there 15 men on this planet that are better than he is at playing the position?

  6. raiderinva says:
    August 8, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Why do I get the gut feeling that the pinnacle of Cam Newtons career came when he avoided jumping on a fumble?
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    You get that feeling because you buy in to the garbage narrative that he got paid while in college, and therefore everything he says and does makes him more evil than anyone who ever lived. Problem is, the NCAA spent a year trying to prove that theory and could not, but that doesn’t stop you and all the other hate-filled people from pretending that Cam is the first person that ever made a stupid play in the Super Bowl, that he’s the first player to ever pout on the sideline, that he’s the first player to ever do end zone dances, and he’s the first player to ever show up to press conferences in stupid clothing.

    So yeah, go ahead and have that “gut feeling” while the rest of us move on from the past.

  7. While I respect he decision to protect Cam Cheating from harm in a meaningless game, I cannot help but contrast his lack of desire to risk himself in a game that meant the most.

    Until this jerk can start beating teams with winning records in the same season and put up great numbers and lots of victories, then his big game season shall forever remain one of the most overhyped years in NFL history – big whoop – he won 13 games against teams with losing records.

  8. Now that the likes of Newton, Luck, Tannehill, are all succumbing to age and infirmity, it’s time for a fresh,healthy, younger QB like Blaine Gabbert to step into the spotlight.

  9. Everytime someone mentions Cam I Am all I can think of is him declin8ng to try and recover his fumble in the Superbowl or making an arse of himself with his moronic dabbing and pulling his shirt open like Superman…..hey Cam guess what? Superman would have dove on that ball and saved his teams chance of winning.

    Cam Newton? More like Sham Newton.

    The guy quit on his team in a Superbowl, does he 3xpect his team mates to follow his lead now? Quitter is as quitter does.

    Too bad for Cam I Am, I Am Cam is a joke NFL qb.

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