Newton's known issues:
- Holding the ball too long
- Footwork and mechanics
- Starts well, finishes poorly
- Sometimes stares down or forces the ball to receivers
Breaking each one down...
Inconsistency: You're never gonna solve that with a gunslinger QB. You can minimize it, but you'll never get rid of it.
Holding the ball too long: That's on Newton. He just has to learn to make his decisions more quickly.
Footwork and mechanics: Coaching issue mainly. Lack of good OL play will reinforce bad habits and make this worse if you don't fix it. The longer it goes on the less chance you have of correcting it.
Starts well, finishes poorly: Also primarily on Newton, but coaching is big here too. Most gunslingers are slow starters who get better late in the game (i.e. 4th quarter comebacks) but newton is the opposite.
Sometimes stares down or forces the ball to receivers: Another coaching issue.