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#1 PantherBrew

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:37 AM

During the draft process, they did more research into Cam Newton than almost any other potential first pick ever. No stone was left unturned. Why many thought this was a smoke screen, or something. It was genuine hard work in scouting the most important decision this team has had.

They could have easily made the "safe" choice and drafted Dareus or Patrick Peterson, and would not have received nearly as much criticism, but no, they took a risk to be great. Its not a guarantee that Cam will be great, but it looks like he is well on his way. Can't wait to see what we have in a couple of years.

Fortune favors the brave.

#2 PantherBrew

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:58 AM

effing lurkers.

#3 footballisasport

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:00 AM

U are right and I really applaude Rivera and Hurney for not letting the media pressure them or scare them off from Cam. And contrary to what the elite talking heads wanted u to believe, if u guys didn't take Cam, he still would have gone off the board in the top five.

But I will say, the fact that Cam was treated that way speaks volumes of how far we really haven't come as a society. Here's hoping all the other athletes were as scrutinized but I doubt it cause they weren't made to look and sound like they belong in jail instead of a football field..I really thought the over-the-top behavior by the media towards Vick and Tiger was bad but DAMN....

It's really hard to believe that this is the same kid to top Andrew Luck in every area as a QB while he was in college. Yet he's constantly told he's not good enough to play on the elite level in the NFL and everything he does gets disected like a farm animal. But the NFL red carpet is awaiting the arrival of the "King and future QB" Andrew Luck..All I will say is WOW....

#4 Kral

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:03 AM

Barring injury Cam is guaranteed to be great. He will even be in the running for THE GOAT.

At least that's my hope.

#5 King Taharqa

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:47 AM

Props to the fans who believed in and endorsed Cam Newton as a viable option LAST YEAR when everybody was on the Luck train or the "anybody but Cam" train. It took a lot of guts to stand up for Newt back then on this board. I was called a racist for saying Cam was the better QB. Now hes OUR QB. Gotta love it!

#6 catfang

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:50 AM

Heard on radio this morning:

"Yes, he's a bad ass and he's our bad ass Panther fans"

Made me smile. :)

#7 PantherBrew

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:55 AM

Props to the fans who believed in and endorsed Cam Newton as a viable option LAST YEAR when everybody was on the Luck train or the "anybody but Cam" train. It took a lot of guts to stand up for Newt back then on this board. I was called a racist for saying Cam was the better QB. Now hes OUR QB. Gotta love it!


Yeah, I'll admit, I did not think Newton was even near to Luck's ability. I was flat out 100% wrong.

I was never on the anybody but Cam train. But I was on the Luck train, and I am honestly happy Luck didn't come out. Luck didn't want to be a Panther, and Cam did.

Nobody can say, "well no one knew Cam was gonna be this good".

Bullshit, JR, Hurney, and Rivera did

#8 smitty_89

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 09:58 AM

Nothing personal against Luck but it would be kinda funny if he turns out to be a total bust...

#9 Cracka McNasty

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:05 AM

Remember this thread?

http://www.carolinah...tion-today.html

the guy who started it was such a tool.

for serial though, Cam has gone above and beyond my expectations and I have never been so glad that I was so wrong in my entire life.

#10 bleys

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:07 AM

Remember this thread?

http://www.carolinah...tion-today.html

the guy who started it was such a tool.

for serial though, Cam has gone above and beyond my expectations and I have never been so glad that I was so wrong in my entire life.


look at all the tools who pied him.. :lol:

#11 The Faceless

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:10 AM

I wanted the so-called "safe" pick as well...did watch some Auburn games last year and thought then he had insane potential. I thought he would have been too much of a risk, so glad I was wrong. Luck can get fuged, glad we have someone who actually wants to be here.

#12 Cracka McNasty

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:10 AM

look at all the tools who pied him.. :lol:


seriously, that was my most popular post EVER, and we were all so wrooooooooong.

#13 tondi

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:16 AM

I'll admit wanting Luck and being pizzed when he decided to stay. I wasn't as sure about Newton but thought with the first pick in the draft and a potential franchise QB there he was the best pick since I wasn't in love with any of the other potential top picks. He performed about how I expected him to in the preseason and I was resigned to a season of watching him struggle early and hopefully developing as the season progressed while showing some glimpses that would give us hope. I never thought he would play the first two regular season games the way he has and neither did anybody else regardless of whatever crowing about how smart they are that they are doing today.

#14 Mr. Burgundy

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:17 AM

You think they wouldn't get criticized for picking darius or peterson when cams on another team throwing for 400 yards on another team?!

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:22 AM

I did my happy dance the day it was announced that Andrew Luck was staying in school, I came on the board only to read all the whiners talk about how hurt they were with Luck's decision; and I'm thinking to myself these guys have no idea what has just fell into our laps lol, I knew it was no way now that the Panthers front office if they were worth their salt could possibly pass over a talent like Newton at quarterback.

The funny part in all of this was after the Luck decision is how these analyst started "scrambling" no pun intended; to try to find a golden boy replacement to pump up over Newton and they came up with Blain Gabbert lololol!!! Kudos to all the Panther fans who weren't buying it, but especially kudos to the Panthers organization for getting it right as well along with us!!!


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