Newton was forcing the ball because that it what the coaching staff wants him to do this year. Whenever teams drop back in coverage like TEN and DET did, Cam should punish them on the ground. Notice his 2 rushing TDs?
I hope that the coaches take Cam's leash off next year.
I don't think they are telling him to force the ball at all. That is his decision based on down distance and time on the clock. That is all part of the learning process. Don't you remember last week that Cam was talking about throwing the ball away and not forcing it. Obviously the coaches are telling him that but he is so competitive he tries to do things beyond his ability right now.