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Why would Cam Newton want to stay here?

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Cause everyday we are peso

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That's why JR fired Hurney and hired Gettleman. To take care of problems like this.

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I love how no one here is capable of having a conversation without flaming. I'm asking a serious question.

What makes you so sure Cam wouldn't be willing to take a little less money to be in a much better situation with a better chance of winning.

I'm not sure... Having said that, there is evidence that he won't leave the second his contract is up.

1) Franchise tag. That pretty much seals it right there, but let's continue...

2) JR will pay him well for his efforts.

3) Which teams do you see as missing the proverbial "final piece of the puzzle in 2 years?

4) Of those teams, which ones' "final piece" is OB?

As a side note, the reason people are flaming you is that we don't have "just two years to get the pieces around him" as evidenced by point one.

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Why is my pussy always dry and itchy?

Its hairy and not any juice.

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Why did Steve Smith want to stay here all these years?

People really underestimate the emotional attachment players begin to have with teams.

Now, I'm not saying Newton wouldn't leave us, though I certainly hope not. He very well could. But just because we aren't a good team doesn't make it a guarantee or even close. Maybe Cam stays because he feels we're on the upside (which I don't see why it is so crazy for some of you to fathom - we're better than a lot of people on this site make us out to be; not some top flight team by any means but certainly a lot more competitive than we're talked about here) and likes the city? He's built his own foundation here. He bought a home here.

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I'm here to raise my post count.

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I love how no one here is capable of having a conversation without flaming. I'm asking a serious question.

What makes you so sure Cam wouldn't be willing to take a little less money to be in a much better situation with a better chance of winning.

With the salary cap being flat right now, what team do you see him going to that has a better chance of winning than us, is in a desirable location for an entertainer and icon, needs a franchise QB, and has $21MM/year extra just burning a hole in their pocket waiting to be spent? Good teams have franchise QB's. Teams without franchise QB's that are competitive deep into the playoffs are typically up against the cap with other talent, or have young studs due for a big payday. Crap teams like Cleveland or Jacksonville are not gonna draw him even with $45MM in cap space. SF is probably the biggest exception to the rule in that they are a contender that happened to luck out and they are paying their new franchise QB like $1MM for the next couple years, and even they couldn't afford a Flacco type contract. The amount of teams fitting the criteria to make such an unprecedented move must be slim to none.

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Until the day they get rid of the Franchise Tag, Newton will be a Panther. Unless Atlanta tries to sign him he is as close to home as he is going to get. i believe he truly believes that he will get us to the promise land. I think that is part of the reason Hurney was let go. Our new GM will find the right players that Cam needs.

His talent will show with these first two years when he has to deal with Hurney screw ups.

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With the salary cap being flat right now, what team do you see him going to that has a better chance of winning than us, is in a desirable location for an entertainer and icon, needs a franchise QB, and has $20.1MM/year burning a hole in their pocket?

This is another thing too. Odds are if you need a franchise QB, you aren't good anyway. No reason to think we're going to somehow be a worse than those teams 3-5 years from now, whenever Newton is a free agent.

And considering Newton left Florida for Blinn College (and no, unlike the misconception that was spreading before the draft, he wasn't kicked out), I really don't think he cares about location.

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Newton left Florida because he knew there was no future for him so long as The Golden Calf of Bristol was on campus. Plus, that incident made him a target. So it was logical for Cam to transfer to Blinn.

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I won't say that I agree with the OP, but I will say that I have been worried since day 1 that Cam is going to leave us at some point during his prime. However, the more I've "gotten to know him" over the past couple seasons, that worry is going away. Cam is growing up. Give Gettleman some time to help Cam. Plus, we're not THAT bad off talent-wise... we have a good defense, dynamic offensive players, etc. We just need an O-Line for Cam, and I bet you the OP will be singing a different tune real quick.

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Cam has always talked about how he wants to be great. We don't have poo for players around him and we won't be able to get any with our cap situation. It has ruined us for the next 2 seasons leading up to the end of his contract.

Why would he want to sign a contract with a team that isn't able to get any better? I sure hope the next two years of draft picks pan out because that's our only way of acquiring players.

If I were a professional athlete playing in a city with poo poor fans like yourself.....I would probably leave too.

God how the Huddle has reached an all time low.

We now make the Falcon, Bucs, and Saints boards look fantastic.

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