I kinda like that when things look bleak, cam looks bleak. he knows he needs to get serious and block everything out to get the team back in the game. i'm sure he'll be a bit more active with the team and coaches when things go awry, but i don't want him to forcefully change how he handles the game just because it looks better for the media.
I get what you're saying, but a leader can't do that.
When Jake Delhomme took the field in Jacksonville on the first week of the 2003 season, he looked around the huddle at all the downtrodden faces and said "Hey, get your (bleeping) heads up. We're gonna win this game." That's what you expect from a leader, and that'll be Newton's job too.