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Training Camp 7-30-11

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I like that Cam is fun loving and such. But I want him to be serious about being a great QB too.

After his unfortunate stint at the U. of Florida, Cam got serious about being a QB.

The results were one JUCO NC and once BCS NC.

Oh, and he had a lot of fun both of those years.

So, yeah, I think Cam can handle having fun and working to become a great QB at the same time. :)

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The way they were grabbing and pushing out there looked like they were already in pads. Loved the practice definitely going back Monday. But the gas :( killing me

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Say what you want about Jimmy but he is not giving up. I hope he keeps it up cause he might not beat out Newton but he just might turn out to be the new Kevin Kolb. I hope both our QBs do well under a new coaching staff and a competent QB coach.

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Just got home from the practice, here are my impressions:

- Pretty good turnout, practice was held in Wofford's stadium instead of the normal practice fields.

- Cam made a few nice throws and a few bad throws. His throws clearly have another level of velocity compared to Clausen and Pike. He look very comfortable and smooth in his drops, no noticeable hitch in his motion. In particular, he made a really nice throw on an out route to Smitty... same throw he was sailing over receivers @ the combine, he also made several nice throws over the middle. I will say that his deep ball looked a little off, he under-threw it a few times and on one occasion overthrew it a bit, but the receiver made a nice catch on it (will get to that in a moment). In the 11 on 11 drills, he made a bad throw on a roll out (to escape pressure - not designed) that hit the ground about 10 ft in front of the receiver. Overall, I think he looked pretty darn good for a rookie QB in his first NFL practice. I think you could chalk his issues with deep throws up to timing and the pass the receiver made a nice catch on was thrown right to the pylon in a place where only the receiver could have made a play on it.

- Getting back to the nice catch on a deep route that I mentioned, the guy that made that catch was Armanti... it was a twisting and diving over the shoulder catch that he managed to make while dragging his toes in bounds. He made a few more nice catches, didn't see him drop the ball once. He also seemed to field punts very smoothly... if I had to name an "MVP" in this practice it would be Armanti, he seems to have come a LONG way.

- Right away you can tell we're going to run a different defense. Quite a bit of time was spent with the defensive line, linebackers and safeties working on a drill that was all about defensive line adjustments and blitzes with Godfrey dropping down in the box. McDermott stood at center and coached the defensive line on how to shift gaps so the linebackers could follow them into the hole. During the 11 on 11 drills, there was a LB blitz on almost every down.

- Willaims, Beason, TD and Gregg Olsen did not participate. They were dressed to practice and seemed to be fine - just didn't participate in any of the actual drills. Was impressive watching Olsen catch balls one-handed from the jugs machine standing only about 10 yards away.

- Noticed Shockey giving a lot of coaching to both QB's on where balls should be thrown to him.

- At one point they had the QB's do a drill where they had to throw the ball over a obstacle that was about 15 ft tall (it was the net thing they use with the pockets for QB accuracy drills). The only QB to clang one off the obstacle was Clausen.

- The is probably going to come out sounding like Clausen bashing but it really isn't intended that way... I was not impressed. He seemed to struggle with accuracy and in general looked very tight to me. Pike didn't look very good either, had a ball picked on an out route because he didn't put enough mustard on it, noticed Pike getting a lot of coaching from Shula... Shula had a comment for him on just about every play he made.

- Ended the day with a Cowboys fan in all his gear coming up to me and asking what # Cam was wearing (like it wasn't obvious which guy in the red shirt was Cam). Then he said "I would be watching my team but it's too far to travel so I'm stuck watching this" so I told him he wasn't stuck watching anything and he could go home... (I know, cool story bro). Just wanted to share this because it was such a stereotypical Cowboys fan story.

That's about all I can think of for now.

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If you do a write up I will bump your post count to 101be so u can post it :)

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Hwy catman make yourself a theead for that :)

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Anyone hanging around for tomorrow? I couldn't make it this evening but thinking about waking up early to head down for the 10:45.

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Hwy catman make yourself a theead for that :)

Will do!

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Also guys listen to this its only the first practice its not about who completed the most passes or threw the most TD's. Its all about our team getting better witch is something we all want. Our first pre season game is saturday after next. So in this upcoming week you are going to see the team get into the swing of things and the tempo will pick up.

Also real true panthers fans dont need to criticized none of the QB's weather its Clausen or Cam right is right and wrong is wrong they are going to make mistakes. We are young at the position and its going to take time to get in the swing of things. If anything we need to stay positive and try to encourage the situation.

Overall seems like a good practice and much credit to the fans who went to it.I wish I could but i know nothing about SC and I never been to charlotte maybe one day i can get there.

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Thanks a lot, I was waiting for some pictures.

Oh, well it was all Cam Newton

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I have a good feeling he hates Carolina thanks to the fans.

If Claussen hates Carolina because of a couple of dumbass fans, he hasn't got a very healthy attitude or perspective.

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