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About raleigh-panther

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  1. I don't mean to inflame anyone as I know how passionately we all view the presser situation but here is a different view. The Panthers PR Dept and management have done a bad job with Newton related to dealing with the media.  it isn't about being a bad loser it is about being an adult in communication and obligations.  It comes with the territory of representing a franchise  The  PR Dept and the coach,,could have:   given him a hr to prepare himself for having to face the press, could have come out with him and said 'limiting to 10 questions' or just had him say, 'I can only answer a few questions now and congratulations to the Broncos'. That's it  They  did not prepare him and left him alone out on an island and that was a mistake.  His body language dismissive   He can do better  and needs to be advised to do better  it comes with 110 million dollars and being the new face of the NFL Cam cannot have it both ways, seeking the camera and the spotlight when things are going well and then feeling put upon and striking out at people who had nothing to do with his performance but bought into the hype.  Cam can be very special not just on the football field but  he needs a little help in presentation  not a big deal but the Panthers do him no favors by not giving it to him it isn't the first time   They need to step up now or some of the fan base is going to grow very tired  of the show.  Wearing a shirt that says 'I win my way'  really  the issue isn't with how you win Cam and I believe a team wins, not one player Of course while all the focus is on Newton's presser, no one asked ole Ron about that abysmal offensive game plan and btw Ron, saying 'I wish Cam had handled the presser differently' after the fact is a little too late.    
  2. Peyton Manning's Sexual Assault Case

    Stupid stuff ?  For real?  If it were your Mother, or your sister, or daughter?  Would you still call it 'stupid stuff'? 20 years old is plenty old enough to know you do not place your genitals on someone's face, male or female and no, I don't think he is a great person because he didn't own it and didn't apologize for it. He tried to cover it up. Who knows what else he has done.
  3. Peyton Manning's Sexual Assault Case

    Yes I agree.  For me too and honestly it took a lot of joy of getting to the Super bowl away from me and other fans   Bad enough to lose but to then spend a week listening to everyone and their opinions on Newton one point with cam newton and I lay this at the Panthers PR Dept and Rivera part of the 110 million as face of the franchise is dealing with the press. The Panthers organization clearly knows how Newton is after losses and as best I can tell, they did absolutely nothing to prepare him and protect him from what they absolutely should have known would have happened  they did nothing. They did not limit the questions. They didn't limit the time. They didn't give Newton time to get himself ready. All things that a seasoned PR dept would do it was not just Newton who was unprepared for the glare of the big time spot light of the Super bowl
  4. Let's talk about Ted Ginn Jr.

    Newton needs another weapon with speed as his slit receiver  he also needs another younger running back  watch gurley hit that opening and tell me we have ever had anyone who could do that and sorry the answer isn't in the roster 
  5. Ron Rivera " QBs don't practice jumping on fumbles. "

    The truth is i would like next year to be a lot more about the Carolina Panthers and a lot less about Cam Newton i am taking the approach that if  Cam does what he does with no correction than there are no concerns from the owner, the general manager and the coach. Richardson pays him.  I don't and frankly the buck stops with JR and his GM and coach  to set the tone for their employees and that is what Cam is Perhaps,  the press criticism is misdirected  btw. While Newton faced those questions there were no tough questions about that putrid game plan 
  6. Bill Voth: "Panthers Are Allowing Cam To Look Like A Baby."

    Wait.....the Browns have fans ?  
  7. My take on the Cam Newton fumble.

    I am just sharing a different perspective  i have spent the past 3 days deflecting criticism of him  it's ok for us to criticize but not the non Panthers people 
  8. My take on the Cam Newton fumble.

    I understand.  We all have things we can work on and we would not like the spot light on us either constantly but we are beholden to certain obligations and Cam is no different  he has greatness in him not just athletically but as a change agent for good things. Let people see that but if all people see is that performance at the press Conf. Not good. People will stop listening  it is not the first time either   Some of his press conferences in Charlotte are not great either  this is not about him being Ghandi up there and singing Kum ba ya or uttering  platitudes and cliches...it is about him finding words to express himself    a simple 'I know you all want to ask me questions but I cannot answer too clearly now congratulations to Denver' would have been enough to have changed the whole narrative     Effective Communication is a learned and teachable skill as is body language  and he needs polish with both ias the face of the franchise   It comes with territory or people will stop caring and watching       
  9. My take on the Cam Newton fumble.

    IMHO They exist because he feeds it  unintentionally or intentionally  it is not easy to be who is and what he is We all get that he is a 26 year old millionaire QB  and there are only 32 of them in the world so yes from an athletic stand point he is special  ...from all accounts he works very hard at his craft .... he does kind things  ....he is not evil  However, part of that craft and job responsibilities are dealing with the press.  accept it and improve it or the same people defending him now both teammates and fans are going to grow very wary of the continued dialogue  including the people who buy tickets and Newton jerseys  if dealing with the press is something he needs to get better at in defeat, then the Panthers do him no favors in not helping him as defeats happen in life and on the NFL field   Ron needs to go through with his suggestions to the NFL post super bowl as well Again I mean no disrespect to him or anyone in the board  I understand this is a hot topic.      
  10. My take on the Cam Newton fumble.

    Everyone has an opinion and is entitled to it   I respect yours as well  you may very we'll be right and frankly it is more concerning if you are None of us know what is or is not said within the Panthers management and ownership  we have no idea  losing poorly  ok  I get it     The bottom line is the Carolina Panthers and what their brand represents  they pay Cam not the other way around if they were ok with anything that went on in that press conference and post that's the end of it         
  11. My take on the Cam Newton fumble.

    It does not follow that someone who willingly puts himself at risk for TDs or first downs  makes no attempt to recover his own fumble in the biggest game of his life.  In fact, stops the effort  one day the narrative is, Cam does things other QBs dont next day, cam is like every other QB and didnt go for the ball for reason x i have  spent 3 days trying to explain why Superman was not So Super. no excuses anymore. He didn't play well. The panthers didn't play well. Our QB should have handled the press conference better and the same coaches who stand with him afterwards had to know what would happen sending him out to the media ....maybe they wanted to deflect questions from themselves and that putrid game plan, who knows.  the flip side to it is Cam loves the photo ops with the media when he is winning. He needs to learn the camera is always on him, it's what he wants, when his son  grows up,  is what he showed, what he wants to be his legacy? If so, maybe the Broncos are right, there is  no Easter Bunny or Santa  and there is no Superman  He needs to grow up  I hope he does. people won't like what I say here but over three days of reflection it is how I feel about it all,  and quoting cam you know, 'no band aids for feelings' and all...unless its Cam's feelings. 
  12. My Last Thread - On Cam and Conformity

    He is a superb athlete  he is also the face of the franchise and paid handsomely to be such   That comes with obligation no different than any of us at our jobs   Sometimes cliches are called for out of respect   Respect for the game   Respect for others and yourself and for your organization  I don't know how I feel other than fatigued from explaining and being baited into defending the face of the franchise  its sad actually to hear the out and our hatred from other players more so than the media   one of the sports reporters actually made the point about backlash from his own fans being possible from the fatigue of defending him  I think that is possible  in the new world order of media access and entitlement, Newton can't have both ways, love the camera for his dabs and hate the camera when there is nothing to dab about       
  13. video of Cam responding to criticism

    I don't know how I feel  if cam only represented himself fine.  He doesnt. He represents the Panthers and the man who pays him i have to assume that the Panthers  are ok with the behavior or they should have made sure it was handled the way they wanted in the media room  Just tired of it all I guess 
  14. Defend the dumbest things being said about Cam

    Wow. Cardiac  was about to make the same post  I have done the same thing today  i am really tired of it its taking the joy off of the season i don't know who Cam Newton really is and I honestly don't know why I feel the need to respond.  I just feel the unfairness of it all. Since when does a bad press conference equate to someone being  a thug
  15. Has anyone else not watched anything sports related today?

    Me either. i saw the game and I don't need to hear someone else's view of it rehashed i also don't care to hear about Cam's behavior or to feel the need to justify it to the people who hate him.   going into my life beyond the Panthers mode to regain my life. coming to the huddle is safe because at least most of the people here actually care about the team.