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#1 carpantherfan84

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:29 PM

Finally the team is speaking out and speaking up about its QB.  With a rapist, (Big Ben), Murderer (Ray Lewis), Drug Abuser (entire Seattle Defense), Mom beater (Dez Bryant) and numerous alcoholics all gettin unflappable team support what did Cam do to deserve that silence.  IMO it was starting to make the team look soft.  If they don't like him cut him butthat is ridiculous because obviously he is potentially the best QB the organization has ever had so they should start treating him like that.

 

http://www.panthers....45-d7237c077bfb

 


What do you think about the top 100 spot on Cam Newton? It was edited in a way that was not good for the player or the organization. – Fred in Asheville, N.C.

The NFL Network series commonly includes dissenting opinions about a given player's position among the "Top 100 Players of 2013," and I have no problem with that. I was, however, disappointed by the overall tone of the Newton piece, especially with how it ended.

If you haven't seen it, watch it here before reading on.

As a journalist for two decades now, I certainly understand the decision to make cornerback Champ Bailey's comments a part of the piece. For one, Newton's No. 46 ranking is based on balloting of the players, so you want their perspective. And in the producer's position, would you leave this on the cutting room floor?

"He's definitely not in my top 10 quarterbacks," said Bailey, whose Broncos beat Carolina 36-14 in Week 10 last season. "I remember playing him. He didn't impress me."

While I understand that being included, I don't understand how a show designed to celebrate the top 100 players in the NFL handles the Newton vignette from there. It simply trails off with footage of Newton's unsportsmanlike conduct penalty during a Week 16 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Simply put, it leaves a bad taste in the viewer's mouth.

Compare that to the piece on Eli Manning at No. 43. The narrator pointed out with both Manning and Newton that they had slipped a few spots in the rankings from last year, but while Newton's piece featured Bailey and his penalty from there, Manning's went like this.

"Eli Manning dropped 12 spots to No. 43 on the players' list despite establishing himself as one of the league's most clutch quarterbacks," the narrator said. "To paraphrase the immortal words of Rodney Dangerfield, ‘Eli gets no respect.' Perhaps a third Super Bowl MVP is needed."

Actually, the narrator went out of his way to impart all due respect. Established himself as clutch? What, with some late heroics in a playoff-less season following a Super Bowl season? And wasn't he already established as clutch with the two titles and all?

Newton does have a long ways to go, and he'll be the first to admit that. Still, he's thrown for more yards in his first two seasons than any quarterback in NFL history. Perhaps that would have been worth mentioning.

 

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#2 88 Bronco

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:35 PM

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Meh, The organization supports Cam, his team mates support Cam, and we the fans support Cam. fug everyone else.



#3 carpantherfan84

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:39 PM

Meh, The organization supports Cam, his team mates support Cam, and we the fans support Cam. fug everyone else.

 

Yeah but they gotta say it.  It means more and shows solidarity.  If Cam is not the leader, how does it make the actual leaders on the team look that they would not stand up for one of their own.  



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:47 PM

I don't need to see one of the guys with a "C" on their jersey lashing out at the media to prove their loyalty. Prove it in the locker room and on the field.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:52 PM

I don't need to see one of the guys with a "C" on their jersey lashing out at the media to prove their loyalty. Prove it in the locker room and on the field.

If your little brother stepped on his d*** and was constantly being ribbed about it publicly, how much would it take to say enough is enough.  Even if he was messing up he is still FAM, right?

 

edit:not implying Cam did or did not do anything wrong.



#6 88 Bronco

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:02 PM

Does my family have an opportunity to prove everyone wrong with televised events?



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:27 PM

You just went way past extreme with the dick stepping example lol.

How does one even go about bringing up such a hypothetical scenario?

#8 carpantherfan84

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:48 PM

The only point Im trying to make is that when someone is on the inside, part of the brotherhood, on the team,  in the click, or whatever you want to call it, usually those people stick up for each other.  The steelers dont let people talk about Big Ben or speak ill of him.  Neither do the Ravens of ray lewis, the cowboys of dez, or the seahawks of each other.  Teammates, organizations stand up for their own. And are vocal in their praise when someone is offended. The Panthers have been quiet before now.



#9 carpantherfan84

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:55 PM

You just went way past extreme with the dick stepping example lol.

How does one even go about bringing up such a hypothetical scenario?

 

stepping on ones dick is a metaphor for making a mistake, if that was unclear.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:02 PM

It was a dick move for sure by nfl networks, but not nearly as embarrassing as baily's appearance. That is a historically ugly man.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 08:07 PM

mental bullet => chamber



#12 SgtJ00

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 09:22 PM

Finally the team is speaking out and speaking up about its QB.  With a rapist, (Big Ben), Murderer (Ray Lewis), Drug Abuser (entire Seattle Defense), Mom beater (Dez Bryant) and numerous alcoholics all gettin unflappable team support what did Cam do to deserve that silence.  IMO it was starting to make the team look soft.  If they don't like him cut him butthat is ridiculous because obviously he is potentially the best QB the organization has ever had so they should start treating him like that.

 

Seriously dude? We're gonna start smearing other players now?

 

Big Ben was a civil lawsuit (hint: if it was legitimate, there would be criminal charges), Ray Lewis wasn't a murderer (accomplice at best), the Seattle defense isn't taking anything that other players aren't taking and the charges were dismissed in Bryant's case; Additionally, any other players getting DUIs get dropped from their team like hot potatoes.

 

Why would we cut Cam? That makes absolutely zero sense. He has the full backing of the team (as mentioned in Rivera's recent interview) and with the way people around here slob on his nuts I'd definitely say he has the full support of the fans as well. (Except for that one racist guy out in Goldsboro who can't stand a black quarterback in the 21st century)

 

You're overreacting, plain and simple.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:20 PM

Ain't nothin but feul to the fire, locker room hype. Bailey gonna have to cover Smitty, LaFell, Olsen and mufuggin AE to remember how unimpressive Cam is. Fortunately for Champ, he won't have to see Carolina again until...... February...

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:23 PM

hey, the less public support for Cam, the more likely he glues to this city/community/team so thats a loss for them. They are paving our road for us.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:31 PM

I'm just tired of the idiots flapping their gums acting like Cam is a jerk and is overrated. When he's the complete opposite.


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