Newton rolled out of the gate as a rookie in 2011, playing off of raw instinct to torch opponents and reset expectations for what a first-year quarterback could accomplish. Year two has seen increased indecision in the pocket and a lack of chemistry between Newton and his targets. He's appeared mortal, and so have the Panthers, but Newton hasn't lost hope ahead of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
"I think it's a big challenge for everybody to see what we can do because everything is still possible," Newton told The Charlotte Observer. "The season is far (from) a wash. It's time for us to prove it. There's a lot of expectations going into this season. And for us to get the vibe going, and pick up the vibe for this whole season, it's just going to have to start this game."
Lets get it Cam... The time is now, and we have to cease (edit: seize) the moment. I'm looking forward to seeing how we respond to injuries and a lackluster start to the season.
We knew that the first 5 weeks would be crucial when the schedule came out. Now it's time to see if we can bounce back and make history, or continue to falter... At 1 o' clock Sunday afternoon we'll see exactly where we're headed. With no expectations, I think I'm setting myself up to be surprised, one way or another.