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Cam Newton silences his critics

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I thought it was for using the ball as a prop, but I could be wrong.

I'm pretty sure it was for going to the ground, but I think it only applies to the person that actually scored the TD, not a passer.

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Lately it seems that Cam starts the game really strong, goes into a little rut, then picks it back up again. Seems like every game he'll start 8/10, then go 2/8, then finish 9/12 to be around 60% for the game. I don't know if its Chud over thinking the play calling, Cam not recognizing the defensive adjustments, or Cam getting amped up and sailing balls high. Maybe a combination.

I personally think that at this stage of his career, the game hasn't completely slowed down for Cam yet, so he gets into mini-funks during the game where he isn't planting his feet correctly or reading the D correctly. The good thing is he seems to adjust after a couple of series. He only played one year of real college ball, and is only in year two of the pros, but I feel like he just now might be starting to turn the corner. Guys like Rodgers got to sit behind Favre for three years before getting thrown in, and Eli didnt get it down til year four or five.

So Cam had a lights out rookie year and everyone expected that to be the bar set. He's gonna be just fine, and the past 4-5 games has been his best stretch as a pro by far. He is progressing exactly as anyone should/could hope that he would.

Newton's always been streaky, but that really shouldn't surprise folks. It's a common characteristic of gunslinger QBs. They're all like that.

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As to the topic, I would never place bets on members of the sports media being 'silenced'.

That's about as likely to happen as peace and harmony in The Tinderbox.

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I'm pretty sure it was for going to the ground, but I think it only applies to the person that actually scored the TD, not a passer.

Nope, it was for using the ball as a prop. I'm pretty sure that I remember that as well.

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Nope, it was for using the ball as a prop. I'm pretty sure that I remember that as well.

When I get home from work I'll go back and watch to confirm one way or the other :)

I recall "going to the ground" is why Hester got penalized for his triple flip against us last year...

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This was by Michael David Smith, not Florio. MDS has always been pro cam, never got off the train. It would have meant more from that dolt Florio; who was trying to start an agenda that Cam was going to be released and an available a free agent this offseason, etc., traded, lol

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I think a lot of the hate comes from SEC fans pissed that Cam didn't go to their school and he subsequently won the National Championsip at Auburn basically by himself.

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I'm pretty sure it was for going to the ground, but I think it only applies to the person that actually scored the TD, not a passer.

You can kneel to the ground as if to pray. But he did in fact use the football as a prop so that's why the flagged him.

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Keep playing this way Cam, and the media will eventually catch on. Not that it matters, though.

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Keep the hating from outside sources. I love it. Because he's going to keep silencing people till they have nothing to say.

What I DON'T want is our fan base going full retard like the media. Let's stand behind this guy and let the outsiders fire the hate, NOT us. It'll only make it so much sweeter when he's hoisting that Lombardi in the future.

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Nope, it was for using the ball as a prop. I'm pretty sure that I remember that as well.

Nope, I just rewatched that part of that game to confirm. The official said, and I quote: "Unsportsmanlike conduct, number 1, going to the ground to celebrate. The result of the play is a touchdown....etc."

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I thought it was for using the ball as a prop, but I could be wrong.

amended its rules to include an automatic 15 yard penalty against any player who leaves his feet or uses a prop, like a towel, or more specifically the football. The penalty is called as "excessive celebration", and the yardage is charged against the offending player's team when that team kicks off to the opposing team.

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