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  1. Because we have two eyes and we see a rather large QB wearing the No. 1 on the ground fighting for the ball? He explicitly explained why he hesitated--- But last I checked, Newton did (after he made sure it was less likely he would sustain an injury) was on the ground. Now, should Newton have hesitated? Absolutely not. It is the damn SB. Go for the ball at all costs...but it is wholly incorrect to say he didn't try to make a play.
  2. I would take this seriously if both you, I AND Bill didn't know that this is who Newton is. Bill sat right through Newton's press conferences like the rest of us. Hell even more than the rest of us. Cam Newton has repeatedly said that this is who he is. You don't like it. Fug off.   So let me remind you and Bill again. Newton's highs are really damn high...Newton's lows are really damn low. It is what it is. It is what makes him, him. It is what allowed him to be a five star QB out of GA, to win a National Championship at Blinn and Auburn. It is also what allowed Newton to be a MVP and lead the No. 1 offense without his No. 1 weapon and in all likihood get this offense to a SB with Ted Ginn playing KB.   If the worst you can criticize Newton for is a bad attitude with the Media and being a sour loser, you probably should just stop criticizing altogether.
  3. Oh, and make no mistake about it. If Newton didn't like losing so much he wouldn't be an NFL MVP. You know who he would be: Jay Cutler. Matt Stafford. Ryan Tannehill. Again, if the worst about Newton we can say is that he really high when he wins but is a bad loser with a bad attitude when he loses, then we have a damn good QB both on and off the field.
  4. As I said the other day. You can tell who truly knows what they are talking about as it relates to Newton and the Panthers. All this talk abut Newton "changed" was 100% wrong. He didn't change a damn thing. And that is why he and everyone that is close to him got mad when the media started this nonsense about how Newton was "different." Again, Newton has NEVER accepted losing. NEVER once. He will NEVER accept losing either. He just STOPPED losing over the course of the last 3 years. That is why Newton "changed." As Newton said yesterday. He IS a sore loser. Always has been. The difference is this year, the Panthers weren't losing. And to a great extent it what drives him now. He doesn't like to lose and he doesn't like the feeling or how he feels after he loses--therefore he simply stopped losing altogether. It is a great trait to have. To hate losing so much that you do everything (in the offseason and in season) to prevent losing.   The only problem with this is that there a another young QB in TB that this also applies to. Winston is not about that losing life either. I believe like Newton he is going to do everything to prevent that feeling.
  5. "Show me a good loser... "

    Has anyone seriously gone on the Observer, our hometown paper, after the Panthers' win? The place is a ghost town as far as people posting about that week's win. The Panthers won 15 games in the regular season and for all the articles posted, there may have been 100 comments total for the season. Most of the comments coming after the Atlanta loss.   You go on there no, and suddenly there is about 1000 comments. 85% of which is negative towards Newton. I will say it again. There are some racists fan bases around the country, but at least they are always passionate about the local team. Philly is a prime example of this. But no fan base quite does racism as Charlotte does. Literally can give two dicks about the Panthers when they are on an historic run...but come running out with negative BS as soon as there is a lost. And people wonder why the Observer is willing to publish letters from angry mothers in TN about the star QB: the community in which the Panthers play practically roots against Newton.
  6. Big Congrats to the Carolina Panthers

    I know a lot of our players/coaches won't want to hear it now...but hopefully in the next few weeks as time passes they can reflect back on what an extraordinary and brilliant season they had. The work continues but I hope they at least pause and acknowledge what a successful season they had.
  7. Anyone greeting the team back home

    To add: I don't think Newton ever accepted losing. Even in his rookie and his second year. He never accepted it for one moment. Ultimately, he and the team got better, but Newton never learned how to lose and probably never will. It is a good trait to have if (as Newton shown) you are willing to use it as extra motivation to get every ounce out of a film study, practice session, or workout routine. 
  8. Anyone greeting the team back home

    God, on one hand I completely agree. I mean if you're going to be doing the Hulk impersonation during game and getting the fans hyped by directing the wave, etc. then you ought to at least greet, for a moment anyways, some of your fans. On the other hand, I think we should all understand by now who Newton is as a person. He has high highs and low lows. It is what it is and we should just take the good with the bad. And Newton has repeatedly said that he is not going to change because what makes him him (great) is his intense emotions. But at the end of the day, come on Cam you gotta at least acknowledge the crowd-- But this is Newton. This is who he is. And if this is the worse we can say about him: Then we have a damn good QB both on and off the field.
  9. Exactly. Lets remember: We had just scored a TD. The defense rises up and gets a three and out. We get the ball at our own 49. We end up losing 2 yards and have to punt. Our punter then completely screws up by only punting 25 yards. We then further f it up by not tackling the returner. Boom. Denver inside our own 10.  Thank God our defense rises up and gets only a FG. Series like that is why a team loses a really big game. You cannot be in prime scoring position and then f it up so bad that now the other team is in prime scoring position.  Especially in a game where field position and points are going to be at a premium. 
  10. Positions we need to upgrade

    I agree with a lot of this but my question is do you think this offense could use a WR/TE/RB that could get YAC? The Panthers, for about the 4th year in a row, ranked among the bottom in YAC. And if you do, do you think KB or Funchess (or anyone else on our roster) is capable of that?
  11. Positions we need to upgrade

    Thank you. What if KB goes down next year? Or Funchess? Like people do understand that we are not promised an injury free WR unit next year right? What if Olsen gets hurt? I understand you cannot just dump all your resources into the WR position, but we can get better in that area. And it doesn't have to cost a lot or much effort. Again, Andre Johnson or Boldin; and a second round WR/RB with the ability to make guys miss in one on one battles should do the trick.  We cannot continue to just rely on the right arm of Newton. We need YAC in this offense.
  12. Positions we need to upgrade

    Honestly Ginn is fine as a No. 3. Him and Brown are good for speed guys. What we need is a playmaker who doesn't just run fly routes but a WR that can catch shot passes and run. That could be solved by a RB or a WR like Harvin or Lockett in the draft. Cotch is the one that can easily be replaced by an Andre Johnson or Boldin.
  13. Positions we need to upgrade

      I would really be happy with a Andre Johnson or Boldin to replace Cotch and a dynamic/speed guy in the second at WR. Coleman might be too high of a pick tho. At RB we could use some speed. We need some new tackles.   On defense we should honestly just try to retain what we already have by cutting Allen, CJ, etc. This defense is dynamic and skilled enough to win a SB. It is our offense that needs the influx of new talent.
  14. Super Bowl 51 Is Ours

    Thank you. There is no guarantees in even getting back to the playoffs in the next 5 years. I am 100% sure that the Seahawks thought they would be in this game. I mean who in the hell in the NFC was going to stop them? I am 100% sure the 49ers thought they would be back to the superbowl. I am 100% sure the Packers thought with Rodgers they would be back by now.   You never get over a SB loss. Until you absolutely win one. And even then you still wonder what could have been.