Carolina Panthers

Was Cam Newton told not to run?

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As the Carolina Panthers suffer yet another loss this season, questions are starting to form around Cam Newton and the change in his game. Namely, Cam no longer scrambles when under pressure. Instead, he is typically sacked, or at least hit as the Panthers offensive line gives way to the defense.

Cam was candid in today’s post game interview about why he is not running as much.

It just does not get much clearer than that. Newton has been asked not to scramble when things get tight. Instead, he is to stay in the pocket. Why would this be?

The Panthers coaching staff possibly could be concerned for Cam Newton’s health after numerous hits to the head this season. Although cleared medically to play after being on the concussion protocol, the coaching staff may not be comfortable exposing Newton to the same level of hits numerous times a game. The bad news here is by limiting what Cam can do to protect himself (ie running) it may have the opposite effect.

Ironically, the most exciting play of the day came on a Cam Newton run that nearly won the game.

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Ron Rivera stated during his post game press conference that the Carolina Panthers will be eveluating players, plays, and coaches as they enter the bye week. Lets hope that they realize handcuffing Cam Newton is not the answer.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Thanatos

    October 16, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Handcuffing him? How about protecting the face of the franchise for future seasons?

  2. golfballteez

    October 16, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    There won’t be a franchise left to protect if we go 1-15 every year

  3. Eric

    October 17, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Enough of this for the future shit.

  4. Willie Wiely

    October 20, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    The future is not guaranteed to anyone! it is the here and now that is important. Let Cam be who he is. No one can predict the future and not every QB is destined to play 10, 12, 15-20 years. You play as well as you can and as hard as you can and let the chips fall where they may!

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