Just because someone doesn't agree doesn't mean they dont understand.
Even while we are winning there are still negative stories circulating about him. It is this way and honestly it appears it may always be. There are an awful lot of people out there still upset about being wrong on their bust predictions. Blaine Gabbert a better QB... Remember that?
Even the Panthers fans who were vehemently (in some cases extremely ignorantly) against him as the pick will claim they are behind him, but that is only when our football team is doing well. Those people know who they are, and they express that on a daily basis here in different ways.
When in the past two seasons have we been winning on a consistent basis?
I don't know that I can rightly judge how the media would treat Newton in a winning season because we haven't had one yet. Who's to say what would have happened if we had? I do know that, generally speaking, the media are huge bandwagoners. Doubt it'd be any different with us,
As far as there being people who will never support him no matter what, it happens. There are some folks who will just never have a balanced opinion one way or the other. What are you gonna do?
For my part, the Panthers pretty much never take the guy I want - no exception this year, Kuechly wasn't my first choice - so I've become accustomed to supporting guys I didn't choose. Lord knows I've had plenty of practice, even going back as far as Kerry Collins (wanted McNair), Tshimanga Biakabutuka (Wanted Eddie George) and Jason Peter (wanted Vonnie Holliday).
Kinda hoping that trend changes once we have a new GM.