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USAToday: Cam is "one of the NFL’s most electric players/took a huge jump last season"

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gettlemanjack    2,319

not all national sports media hates us:

"All eyes on Cam Newton in preseason debut...All eyes are always on Newton, one of the NFL’s most electric players, who took a huge jump last season in leading the Panthers to the NFC South crown."

http://q.usatoday.com/2014/08/17/nfl-carolina-panthers-cam-newton-ankle-surgery-kansas-city-chiefs/

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the butch    3,194

You are def new to the Huddle. Pessimism abounds. Expect 10 more negative threads to counter this one.

Good read, though. Pie.

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BountyHunter    438

I'm not sure I agree about the huge jump.

 

Cam has seen a constant steady progression of his game.

That progression resulted in wins last year.  I agree that he's steadily progressed but national media didn't notice until last year because they weren't winning before that.

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heelinfine    1,043

I'm not sure I agree about the huge jump.

Cam has seen a constant steady progression of his game.

I agree. Just more proof that most of the national media have no clue about the evolution of our team.

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Stroupe-a-loop    431

The defenses progression resulted in wins last year. Cam was never the problem.

Wasn't our defense top 10 two years ago? I think Cam did show improvement with game winning drives and fumbling this year, which was a big help.

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FootballMaestro    2,500

The defenses progression resulted in wins last year. Cam was never the problem. 

 

Funny, how the defense the national media touts so much now, could barely be mentioned Newton's first two years, when they were costing the Panther wins at the end of games.

 

Now, if the Panthers have another great year, and the offense produces, will Newton have/take another "huge jump" in consecutive years (or did the WR group last year REALLY Suck, unlike what the media told us)??

 

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FootballMaestro    2,500

Wasn't our defense top 10 two years ago? I think Cam did show improvement with game winning drives and fumbling this year, which was a big help.

 

Regardless of what the defenses overall ranking was in 2012, they cost the Panthers several games at the end, by not holding leads Cam and the offense gave them. So yes, they were the problem.

 

This is where, you have to actually watch or remember (in case you forgot) the games.

 

Note: I mentioned "watch" for the national media, not you.

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heelinfine    1,043

Regardless of what the defenses overall ranking was in 2012, they cost the Panthers several games at the end, by not holding leads Cam and the offense gave them. So yes, they were the

problem.

This is where, you have to actually watch or remember (in case you forgot) the games.

Note: I mentioned "watch" for the national media,

not you.

How dare you insult the national media by suggesting they do their jobs.
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Stroupe-a-loop    431

Regardless of what the defenses overall ranking was in 2012, they cost the Panthers several games at the end, by not holding leads Cam and the offense gave them. So yes, they were the problem.

This is where, you have to actually watch or remember (in case you forgot) the games.

Note: I mentioned "watch" for the national media, not you.

That's true. But Cam did struggle 4th quarter of close games in the redzone his first two years. I think his improvement there is notable and a plus. Also, the decrease in fumbling was a plus. I think there was notable improvement last year.

Also, my stat was off. It doesn't seem like we were top ten in any meaningful statistic in 2012 that I can see.

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jtnc    3,667

Wasn't our defense top 10 two years ago? I think Cam did show improvement with game winning drives and fumbling this year, which was a big help.

They ended the season with a top ten defense, they struggled mightily during the start of season. The Panthers went from 24th to 9th I believe, which was all thanks to Kuechly.

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Jmac    2,782

One thing they may have gotten wrong is I don't think Smith and Cam where close at all. I think that that Cam and K.B are tighter in three months then Smith and him ever where.Smith was never tight with anyone on this team that I can remember.....weird bird. Another media misconception from those who are not closely watching this team.

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gettlemanjack    2,319

Chief's blog lists containing Cam as the #1 thing they will be watching for tonight:

1. Contain Cam

The Chiefs are going to face some very mobile quarterbacks this season including Colin Kaepernick and Russell Wilson. It is important that the front seven contains Newton in the pocket, preferably without having to use Derrick Johnson as a spy. It will be a collective effort to get a pass rush while not allowing Newton to escape for ample yardage. In Bob Sutton's man-scheme, Newton will have room to roam should he run.

http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2014/8/17/5991681/kansas-city-chiefs-carolina-panthers-preseason-cam-newton

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