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Panthers punter is not amused by jersey number talk

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you fugers are ridiculous

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man the labor dispute needs to end.

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Tell our franchise punter to know his role... and shut his mouth! We've never heard a single word from him and now all of a sudden he wants to get all froggy? His opinion actually matters the LEAST.

boo

no, super boo

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People who say we should cut Baker over this and claim he is not a real athlete or football player are complete idiots. The dude can punt his ass off and the Panthers would be insane to let him go. Go back and watch some tape last year. The dude probably punted more than anyone in the NFL last season and did a hell of a job at it. The guy can punt with, if not better than, the best of them and therefore we need him. He will be instrumental in getting our defense the field position they need to win on downs Sunday after Sunday. Not to mention the dude was given MVP honors for a few of the games last season. I mean what punter ever gets MVP recognition lol?!?

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Baker was at a Bobcats game a couple years ago... and when the PA announcer said "We have some celebrities in the house!" they panned to Jason Baker... he looked into the videoboard and looked confused and said "Why me?"... lol apparently Baker isn't embracing his stardom. Maybe this is a new Jason Baker we're seeing...Sauerbrun part 2.

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nfl.com has a story about cam and #2 issue so it's dead now. cant post link right now.

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nfl.com has a story about cam and #2 issue so it's dead now. cant post link right now.

Here it is: http://blogs.nfl.com/2011/05/20/newton-wearing-no-2-not-a-big-deal-to-me/

Mercifully, it appears official. The “what number will Cam Newton wear?” mini-controversy is over.

After the Panthers drafted the Heisman Trophy winner No. 1 overall last month, talk turned to which quarterback — Newton or incumbent Jimmy Clausen — would wear No. 2 for Carolina. Clausen didn’t seem inclined to hand over the number, which Newton donned at Auburn, or his job.

During a Friday visit to NFL Network — he’ll appear on “NFL Total Access” at 7 p.m. ET — Newton set the record straight on the jersey-versy. Let’s just say he has bigger things on his mind.

“I really don’t care. It’s just a number to me,” Newton said. “Gossip sells, and I understand that with people hearing I wore No. 2 in college, and Jimmy has it right now, (but) it’s not a big deal to me. I just want to get that out of the way and throw it out there. It’s not the number. It’s the person wearing it.”

For the sake of Panthers punter Jason Baker, who also spoke out about the story, and many others, hopefully this whole thing has been put to bed. And if you’re wondering what number Newton will wear, he doesn’t know — or seem to care much.

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Someone asked Newton if he wanted the No.2 jersey WITHOUT mentioning Clausen and he said "Yes" the media and the HUDDLE are dragging this out to a non-story, so get your fugging facts straight! Cam has not commented on this matter any further, and Baker needs stfu and stop adding more fuel to the fire for the media.

JTG, some of these "haters" are astounding. Now we're gonna hate on the guy over a jersey #? GET REAL!!! :rolleyes:

If some of these guys actually took the time to listen to Cam's interview with Frank and Moose on WFNZ a few weeks back (right after the draft), they'd know that Cam didn't DEMAND the #2. In fact, he said that he's not worried about the jersey number at all. He was asked by a reporter which jersey # he wanted, and Cam told the reporter that he'd like the #2 (which happens to be the number JC has)...big deal, eh? Cam also mentioned he's alway worn that number b/c that's how his mother refers to him (as the #2 of her three sons), but he reiterated that he didn't care about the jersey number and wasn't coming in to step on anyone's toes or demand anything. Here's the link in case anyone of you "haters" care to listen and get the facts:

http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2011/05/05/panthers-qb-cam-newton-joins-bustin-loose/

Just in case that one doesn't work

http://tunein.com/radio/The-Fan-610-WFNZ-s28826/

And just in case you don't want to trouble yourselves, see the post just before this one ;-)

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pretty sure there are more "I'm disgusted at all the hater!" posts than actual "hate" posts. there's like one dude on page 3 saying Cam is a villain. that's it.

unless you consider it hate to say "He doesn't deserve to choose from any number, he should pick from what is available like anyone else."

yet there are a ton of posts saying either Cam deserves anything he wants or our punter needs to "learn his role" despite the fact he was practically our fugging MVP last year, lol. some of you guys are ridiculous.

srsly. you guys are all being fooled by the media and going crazy. this is a non-issue, and Cam doesn't really care either way. All he did was say "Sure I like the #2" basically and that turned into him deserving it, him bullying Clausen who is bullying Baker... I mean it's retarded. None of it is real. Cam is seeming more reasonable about all this than the fans. I guess that's no surprise.

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pretty sure there are more "I'm disgusted at all the hater!" posts than actual "hate" posts. there's like one dude on page 3 saying Cam is a villain. that's it.

unless you consider it hate to say "He doesn't deserve to choose from any number, he should pick from what is available like anyone else."

yet there are a ton of posts saying either Cam deserves anything he wants or our punter needs to "learn his role" despite the fact he was practically our fugging MVP last year, lol. some of you guys are ridiculous.

srsly. you guys are all being fooled by the media and going crazy. this is a non-issue, and Cam doesn't really care either way. All he did was say "Sure I like the #2" basically and that turned into him deserving it, him bullying Clausen who is bullying Baker... I mean it's retarded. None of it is real. Cam is seeming more reasonable about all this than the fans. I guess that's no surprise.

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For the record, I don't think anyone is in the wrong here. Cam just stated his preference for the jersey # based on a question from a reporter. And no, I don't think Baker or Clausen should give up their numbers to appease Cam, but based on several interviews, Cam isn't expecting them to nor is he expecting anything else to be just handed to him.

It drives me crazy when some of these posters try to spin this as Cam "demanded" a jersey # or some other foolishness. All you have to do is read or listen to the countless interviews to get the facts instead of talking out of your arse (not you, Mav). Sounds to me that some here will stretch anything that comes out this kid's mouth to justify their "hate' and it's beyond tiresome and ridiculous. Just stop already. Geez!

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This is the worst story in Panthers history. I think he has every right to see if Clausen will give up the number w/o it being a big deal and if he doesn't get it I doubt he is going to really care that much.

Some of that is Cam's fault he should have said from the get go "I'm not really concerned about that right now."

Instead he was honest and said "Sure I would like the number" and suddenly it is a big deal.

But flipside of this is... for all who were excited about the attention Cam would draw for the Panthers, this is some of the bullpoo that goes with it. Media manufactured controversies.

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also lol @ all of you who say that jason baker is just the stupid punter, cut his ass if he won't give it up, he's a bitch, blah blah blah.

obviously none of you have ever been in a position of authority over a group of people in your entire life if that's the kind of useless tripe you conjure up. thank you sweet jesus that ron rivera is the coach and not you

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