As many of you know, I have not exactly been totally supportive of Newton, however after watching games last night (all of em) and watching Newton very closely, he certainly brings excitement.
My second team is the Denver Broncos (I have lived in Colorado my whole life and watch every game), they drafted The Golden Calf of Bristol, when he came out in the game against the Raiders while watching Orton and his mediocrity for the whole season, The Golden Calf of Bristol just slammed everyone in Colorado with excitement that game. The busting off of huge runs, the huge arm that made miracle passes, his will to move the ball downfield, it was amazing and something Denver hadn't had since Elway.
I believe Newton can bring that will to win, and that excitement that no one in Carolina has had the opportunity to experience yet, it's kind of like "This is our franchise qb...this guy is gonna win us some rings" and you can look forward to football even more every Sunday.
The question is with him is does he have that will, and is his football iq smart enough to be able to execute this stuff.
One thing is for certain, we might not get another chance at a player like this again.
So many have stopped posting and contributing here since this process began, I wager half the Huddle will move on to new teams after Thursday. JOAT will be a Falcon fan next week. All you will hear is how great that Matt Ryan is. Anything is better than rooting for Cam Newton. ANYTHING. I'd root for Khadafi first!
I'll take the word of a guy like Warren Moon who's actually played QB in the NFL and lived thru the experience vs. a guy like Jerry Rice who never played with one in the NFL. Respect his opinion, but he's in a dream world if he doesnt think the identity of a QB doesnt play into his perception. The QB position is basically the tool the NFL uses to market the game to certain fans. Change that dynamic, and the NFL is basically the NBA.
Huuurrrr anyone who even slightly says anything negative about my secret lover Cam Newton is wrong and stupid duuuur Jerry Rice not know nothing bout qbs hurrr dream world durrr mental chamber bluurrr duuur Cams mentor said he is good cuz he is black durrrr
The Panthers are irrelevant and boring. Jerry Richardson will not live forever. 10 years from now he more than likely wont be the owner of the Panthers anymore. So thinking we're just gonna continue with the status quo forever is very naive. How long do you think we can survive with the "just happy to have an expansion" mentality? 16 years in? People in the city and state dont care about this football team right now, and while that might not bother some people, some of us fans who have pumped thousands to millions of dollars into this baby want to see it be the best it can be. Why would you not want to sell tickets? Why would you not want to be exciting? Why would you not want to be relevant to your region and your sport? I think JR has done a disservice to this fanbase by conditioning so many of us to be OK with losing and being totally irrelevant. I dont see this with the Bobcats fanbase, they want to win, and get the big stars, and sell out games and all that. But it seems some of us Panther fans just want this to be "our team" with a bunch of mid tier to no name scrubs representing us and forever be that small market club no one ever thinks about or takes seriously.