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Unpopular Newton received rough treatment from other players during Pro Bowl

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I don't particularly care if he rubs people the wrong way - newsflash kids are assholes sometimes and he's still a kid.

I care that he gets with a proper coaching staff and gets his mechanics under control. I care that he continues to improve.

Everyone who is offended by him somehow can get bent. Playing nice with others will come with age and maturity for him.

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I think teh Jimmez is the one who didn't sign the ball because they didn't want his signature to bring down the value of the ball.

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Love how Gantt said it:

Newton’s a big boy, and doesn’t need defending. But as the first pick in the 2011 draft, it’s been open season on the kid since he walked through the doors at the combine. And the fact he’s playing for a team in a tailspin only makes him an easier target.

He carries himself differently than some players, and he’s made some questionable decisions (“entertainer and icon,” unveiling a clothing line after a bad loss, etc.). But according to multiple co-workers with the Panthers, players and front office alike, he’s made a conscious effort to present a different image this season, even as coaches try to press him into a leadership role that he may not be ready for.

He’s also played more efficiently of late, not that you’d notice. He’s accounted for eight touchdowns with no turnovers the last three games, and 12 touchdowns and two turnovers the last five. So while there’s a perceived sophomore slump, he’s actually playing better lately, as the team sags around him.

The Panthers are in the middle of an avalanche that’s going to result in many changes in that organization, from top to bottom.

But guys taking shots at him for his behavior almost a year ago seems as misplaced as folks in Charlotte who were all in a bunch because he put a towel over his head earlier this year.

http://profootballta...-at-cam-newton/

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The diva football has been officially handed off from Smitty to Cam. And there are thousands of fans who care not how the superstar treats people because...well, he's a superstar, and Charlotte needs to learn how to handle one. Sad. Soon as he leaves for greener pastures every one of you will turn on him, too.

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really like that Gantt article

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The diva football has been officially handed off from Smitty to Cam. And there are thousands of fans who care not how the superstar treats people because...well, he's a superstar, and Charlotte needs to learn how to handle one. Sad. Soon as he leaves for greener pastures every one of you will turn on him, too.

yeah just like steve bailed on us right

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The diva football has been officially handed off from Smitty to Cam. And there are thousands of fans who care not how the superstar treats people because...well, he's a superstar, and Charlotte needs to learn how to handle one. Sad. Soon as he leaves for greener pastures every one of you will turn on him, too.

I won't. I don't think he'll leave, but Cam has become my favorite player. I don't bad mouth Peppers, and he left. In fact, he's still one of my favorite players. I won't bad mouth or turn on Cam if he leaves.

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I watched the Pro Bowl for longer than 3 and a half minutes last year particularly to watch Cam.

There is without a doubt in my mind that the defensive players were going after him. I noticed it from the get go.

This is just another reason to abolish the probowl. If he gets voted to it this year I'd be fine with him simply saying "no, thanks"

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I don't know about the Ray Lewis thing, but this definitely doesn't surprise me. It explains why the Defense seemed to kick it up a notch when Cam was in the game the 2nd half. I remember thinking to myself that they hardly even rush the passer in the Pro Bowl, but when Cam was in they were going all out.

Yeah with out a doubt

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You grow up. That's what happens when you get older.

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Who cares.

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Poundcake

French fries

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