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#1 ladypanther

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:54 AM

Veteran leadership making a difference....helping Cam to learn to be a team player. Props to him for taking it in...and for giving them credit.


But Newton said it was the words of two of the team's offensive linemen before the game - not Newton's in the huddle - that had the biggest impact. Newton called tackle Jordan Gross and center Ryan Kalil the "real heroes" after they pulled Newton aside and told him he needed to improve his body language and keep his negative emotions in check during games.


Gross said the Panthers respect Newton's competitiveness but were not crazy about his comments to ESPN. "I can't imagine the way it was portrayed was the actual way that he wanted it to come across. I do believe that he thinks he's a winner, and he doesn't like that we've been losing," Gross said. "We've been teasing him about his comments now to let him know we don't necessarily like it, but we're still his teammates. And he's handling that well."


Good read.

http://www.charlotte...l#storylink=cpy

Edited by ladypanther, 22 December 2011 - 05:56 AM.


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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:12 AM

hmm i always felt that his teammates felt that way but didn't really believe it, the more you know!

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:37 AM

His teammates are lucky to have him.

We'd be staring at another 2 win season w/out

That being said..yea I agree his body language and comments needed some adjusting.

He's a kid. He's got a lot of maturing to do. But he's a dam special kid and will be the face of the franchise for a long time.

Of course I'm a bit biased.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:04 AM

Obviously being more positive worked in Houston. Lets see what happens the rest of the year. What I like is that Newton is fine admitting his mistakes annd the need for him to mature. I also like that he is willing to give guys credit for helping him along the way. I guess we know why Gross and Kalil are so well paid by the Panthers. They both have emerged as big leaders on the offense this year. Cam is lucky to have guys who care about the team and his development as much as they are lucky to have him. THe chemistry on tthe offense appears pretty god right now. Too bad it took 14 games to get there. I think they are just starting to realize their potential.

Hard to believe this is the Panthers offense after suffering through so many years of mediocrity at best.

#5 Donald LaFell

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:17 AM

Newton is 22 years old and it shows, but he is improving. TB is a good game to get some continuity with learning to be a leader.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:56 PM

There was never an issue of him saying statements that could be interpreted as "cocky" at AU. He definitely showed signs of frustrations when we were losing, but it seemed to usually be a motivating factor because he would start dominating games after letting frustrations show.

He doesn't like to lose, which is a great thing for our QB to have such an attitude. However, like other posters have stated, he is still basically a kid and has a lot of maturing left to do. He's not the best in front of the camera when talking to the media. Hopefully they'll get him some more help in the off season to teach him to talk more like a politician, instead of giving his honest opinion.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 06:58 PM

There was never an issue of him saying statements that could be interpreted as "cocky" at AU. He definitely showed signs of frustrations when we were losing, but it seemed to usually be a motivating factor because he would start dominating games after letting frustrations show.

He doesn't like to lose, which is a great thing for our QB to have such an attitude. However, like other posters have stated, he is still basically a kid and has a lot of maturing left to do. He's not the best in front of the camera when talking to the media. Hopefully they'll get him some more help in the off season to teach him to talk more like a politician, instead of giving his honest opinion.


always though it was pretty obvious that cam is cocky. never thought there was anything wrong with it, though, he's not a prick about it

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:00 PM

I don't think Cam needs to change at all, in front of the media. I don't want some practiced political garbage, i want Cam. People need to adjust to him, not the other way around.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:05 PM

I see gross getting cam the lion king for christmas lmao

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 07:13 PM

His teammates are lucky to have him.

We'd be staring at another 2 win season w/out

That being said..yea I agree his body language and comments needed some adjusting.

He's a kid. He's got a lot of maturing to do. But he's a dam special kid and will be the face of the franchise for a long time.

Of course I'm a bit biased.

you think?

he's just as lucky to be in this situation with these players.

don't be fooled. he could have landed in a much worse situation, with a much worse coaching staff forcing him to fit into some mold that he doesn't, and with a team full of douches.

the situation is ideal for him and the cast of coaches and players he has been surrounded with are going to have a huge impact on his growth as a player and a leader.