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[b][color=#3399ff]This article also assumes Cam's post game presser influenced JR to fire Hurney. That is crazy. [/color][/b]


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[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]If [i][url="http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/24788"]Cam Newton[/url][/i] is wise, he'll take the following suggestion:[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]Shut your mouth and do your job. Popping off the way you did Sunday likely helped [url="http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/1-5-start-panthers-fire-gm-marty-hurney-154631708--nfl.html"]cost general manager Marty Hurney his job[/url] and, ultimately, that's not a good thing for Newton.[/size][/font][/color]

[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]Whether Newton's statements following the Carolina Panthers' [url="http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/recap?gid=20121021029"]19-14 loss[/url] to the Dallas Cowboys directly led to Hurney's dismissal Monday can only be answered by owner Jerry Richardson. However, it's hard not to draw the conclusion publicly that Newton's comments factored into Hurney's ouster.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]While there's plenty of fair criticism that can be lobbed Hurney's way following Carolina's 1-5 start, it's still a stunning reaction in light that Hurney helped bring a franchise quarterback to a team that has never really had one just 18 months ago.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]Theoretically, Hurney and second-year coach Ron Rivera should have been in the process of executing a plan to build around Newton for years to come. But when the quarterback starts ranting about opening a "suggestion box" and undercuts his coaching staff with complaints about the "script," it's obvious that the group is anything but in marching formation. Instead, Newton has intercepted the baton and started leading the band in his own direction.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]That's not good, particularly when Newton has the emotional leadership ability of a fifth-grader.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]Let's make one thing clear: Cam Newton is the most important person in the rebuilding of the Carolina Panthers. He is a stunning talent and a guy who has already proven at the college level that he can carry a team on his back (check how quickly Auburn has fallen since he left).[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4][size=4]Still, Newton has much to learn at the NFL level and that starts with his attitude. On Sunday, as highlights of his latest post-loss media session were played, CBS analysts Dan Marino and Boomer Esiason (two guys who have forgotten more about quarterbacking in the NFL than Newton knows) kept chanting, "You have to keep it positive."[/size][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]That's not a plea for Pollyanna. Rather, it's a push for moderation. In the face of frustration, Newton needs to persevere, not throw people under the bus. That's exactly what his comments did on Sunday and Richardson obliged by getting rid of Hurney.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]To wit, Newton said Sunday: "The past couple of games have been the same script, by the same director," Newton said. "It's kind of getting boring."[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]He went on:[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]"This taste, this vibe – I'm not buying it, man. And I don't know what it is, but something's going to have to change. Something's going to have to change real fast. … We just find a way to keep the game close just to see what happens at the end," Newton said. "I'm getting tired of it, and that's not a formula to win. Domination is a formula to win."[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]And then Newton offered an idea.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]"I'm going to bring in a suggestion box," Newton said. "And I want your suggestions in that suggestion box, because I sure don't know. I really don't."[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]While there is nothing wrong with letting out frustration, Newton hasn't learned that you do that in private. You don't undercut your team in public. It's tawdry and juvenile. It doesn't speak to true leadership.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4][size=4]Again, this is not some full endorsement of Hurney. Over the past five years, Hurney has made his share of mistakes. The latest was reportedly paying $48.2 million in guarantees for three running backs (Carolina signed Mike Tolbert as a free agent and extending Jonathan Stewart's contract this year after paying DeAngelo Williams in 2011). None of those backs has turned out to be worth the money in a league that has steadily de-emphasized the position.[/size][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4][size=4]But when it came to doing the single-most important thing a GM can do – finding a quarterback – Hurney appeared to have hit big a year ago with Newton. Despite Newton's myriad of mistakes thus far (he has nine turnovers in six games, including two Sunday), he is still a dynamic talent.[/size][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]At least that's how Hurney and many other people see it. The question now is whether the next GM will agree with that assessment. What Newton has done by undercutting those around him has been to open the door for a new set of eyes.[/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4][size=4]Whoever those eyes belong to may not see Newton as the hard worker that so many people in the organization believe he is. Whoever succeeds Hurney may not have much patience for Newton's post-loss histrionics.[/size][/size][/font][/color]
[color=#000000][font=Georgia, Times, 'Times New Roman', serif][size=4]In other words, be careful when you open the suggestion box. You might not like what people suggest.[/size][/font][/color]
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[b][color=#3399ff]Cam does need to grow up and be a lot less self centered. He needs to man up, quit moping, and be a true team player. [/color][/b]
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I love how the media chooses to treat his suggestion box comment as a serious statement.....

They talk about Cam's immaturity....treating that comment as serious must mean they have IQs of 3 yr olds
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lol Jerry wouldn't do something just because Cam said ...... or fans said.
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Haha Cam has all this power. If he had so much power wouldn't he tell Chud to stop running read option offense. The media ain't poo.
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Idiot article is made by an idiot

I'm tired of people yapping but don't know poo about our team at all

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[quote name='Marguide' timestamp='1351037238' post='1960251']
So no, I don't think the criticism is fair in any way.
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The Scam delusion is strong in this one.

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Again, if the Panthers organization wanted to stop Newton's comments in the pressers, they have the ability to do it.

Just like the HC has the ability to call him over to the sidelines when he does something stupid and say 'what were you thinking, what did it cause, do you udnerstand what it caused, don't do it again'.

None of that happens.

Sick to death of Cam Newton. He's mature, he's immature, he needs to be a leader, no he isn't a leader, if you criticism him you are racists, if you don't criticism him you have homer glasses on.

The bottom line in the NFL is the HC runs the team. If the HC doesn't run the team, you have this, or you have the NY Jets who WANT to have controversy.

The only thing that matters about Newton is if he helps to win games and not cause losing them. This is pro sports. The 'W's count.

The 'W's make a lot of behaviors possible. Ask Ben, ask Ray Lewis, ask Michael Irvin when he played.
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Stupid uninformed shallow article.

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More idiots attempting to weigh in on things they know nothing about. The press loves piling it on these days

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I was wondering how long it would take for someone to come up with this crackpot theory

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I vote that anyone calling Cam "scam" be banned.
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