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As requested...Cam Newton Record watch

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apparently you do give "two squirts of hot steaming piss about whether [TRD] approve of him or not" or you wouldn't have written all that up.

I don't know why you think TRD is disappointed or looking for mistakes in Cam, he just speaks his mind. He's been pretty complimentary of the guy overall, but he isn't required to be as impressed by his number of rushing touchdowns as some are.

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OP has been updated. Please let me know if there are any errors or if I have left something out. I also took out some records that were no longer attainable such as pass attempts, completions, and completion percentage.

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I am embarrassed, but not ashamed to admit that when there was talk about drafting Newton I considered turning in my fan card based almost exclusively about what the media was saying about Cam at the time. I hadn't taken the time to properly research the young man and learn about him myself and it has taught me a lesson that you simply cannot trust the media to accurately portray anyone unless they fit some archetype of what a player is "supposed to be", on and off the field.

I am proud to admit that after being a vocal doubter, I turned the page on the first snap he ever took if not before that. He's the real deal in every meaning of the word and I am proud that he is a Carolina Panther. Despite what I thought about him due to the media pushing certain angles about his past, he is beyond doubt a pretty good dude. A little arrogant and a little self-important, but you have to have that in a quarterback. Those are traits that happen to coincide with winners in this game.

My blind non-support of Newton was just as bad as the blind support of those that had ulterior motives behind Carolina being interested in him. From a football standpoint, I respect the opinion of those that saw what we haters didn't but from a sociological standpoint I still think some of those folks fell into a diamond in the rough strictly by accident.

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newton is accurate, a qb has to take chances or he will be no good. you cant play SAFE ball and win in the nfl like some qbs. and qbs who play that style always have good defense to back them up when they are the ones "winning the whole game by themselves". lol

newton is a rookie and is still learing not force the ball in certain situations and to be more careful of dbs lurking around the area he's throwing the ball to. so many of his ints came from unlucky tips and a few td throws just missed the goaline by an inch.

only one time have i seen the ball sail on him but that was just a fluke in the alanta game. newton does throw high somtimes but, no one really can intercept the ball because it's so high. i dont believe he will end the seaon with more picks though.

and rushing does matter because it makes it harder for other teams to defend you when you can also throw just as good.

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Why you speak?

just as I may appear, I speak just as another point of view of yourself.

While you believe that it just might be as you think, you may have to consider what you sound like from another perspective.

You are entilted to think and express what ever you may find appropriate from your stand point, and I have no right to attempt to change that but just bring it to your attention, which is that there is a major amount of people that strongly oppose on your views about cam newton.

If you want to keep going with that small crowd that is skeptical about newton than be my guest.

And to the person who accused me of giving a damn about what trd said, I don't.

I plainly input the response that many may get from what trd said, which vanishes after carolina huddle session.

I also plainly explained that I drew a conclusion on trd's views and opinions about our qb, not trd as a personor poster regarding any other topic, which I don't doubt he has much contribuited and appreciated for.

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Naw, you pretty much sum it up with my opinions on Cam which you think I have but seem to be way off base but at this point it's no longer worth contesting.

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This post has found its way to the Auburn message boards where Cam is obviously already a legend...after all, we have a statue being built for him.

He was constantly ripped by the media for everything prior to the draft. The one criticism I thought was the most unfair and false is their claim he didn't work hard and wasn't a "student of the game." I think his play this season proves that THE MAN is willing to put in every bit of effort to keep getting better. He hates losing and he's voiced his frustration several times this season.

Another unfair criticism prior to the draft was he wasn't a good teammate. If you watched our 2010 season, he was the team cheerleader and THE MAN the team turned to when we were down. From all the reports I had read, he has great locker room charisma...admittedly, he's not the best when talking to the media, but who cares. personally, I could care less if my QB can talk like a politician as long as he can lead the team and earns their respect and trust.

The comparisons with The Golden Calf of Bristol are absurd. Cam is better in all aspects of the game. He's a better and more accurate passer, he has a stronger arm, a quicker release, and is a faster and more elusive runner than The Golden Calf of Bristol.

I've always watched college more than NFL and was once a soft Falcons fan, but am now becoming a diehard Panthers fan bc I gotta follow and watch my boy Cam!

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This post has found its way to the Auburn message boards where Cam is obviously already a legend...after all, we have a statue being built for him.

He was constantly ripped by the media for everything prior to the draft. The one criticism I thought was the most unfair and false is their claim he didn't work hard and wasn't a "student of the game." I think his play this season proves that THE MAN is willing to put in every bit of effort to keep getting better. He hates losing and he's voiced his frustration several times this season.

Another unfair criticism prior to the draft was he wasn't a good teammate. If you watched our 2010 season, he was the team cheerleader and THE MAN the team turned to when we were down. From all the reports I had read, he has great locker room charisma...admittedly, he's not the best when talking to the media, but who cares. personally, I could care less if my QB can talk like a politician as long as he can lead the team and earns their respect and trust.

The comparisons with The Golden Calf of Bristol are absurd. Cam is better in all aspects of the game. He's a better and more accurate passer, he has a stronger arm, a quicker release, and is a faster and more elusive runner than The Golden Calf of Bristol.

I've always watched college more than NFL and was once a soft Falcons fan, but am now becoming a diehard Panthers fan bc I gotta follow and watch my boy Cam!

You forgot to add how inaccurate he was at Auburn. Didn't he break the record for passer rating last year?...In the SEC mind you. Imagine if all those dropped balls last year were actually caught.

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