Yeah, I get a lot of crap for that
Lots of folks can't see the difference between believing something will happen and wanting it to happen. I tend to post about the former.
And for real, I could post a million "I believe Newton will come back and win five more MVPs and three Super Bowls" takes and it wouldn't change a damn thing.
Reality is reality. What's gonna happen is gonna happen. Maybe it'll be what we expect. Maybe it won't.
Either way, nothing anybody says here can change it.
It's not really a quarterback controversy. A controversy would require two viable options and direct competition between them. Neither of those two things exists here
The general consensus among insiders right now is that Newton won't play without an extension and the Panthers won't give him one. Yeah, that sucks, but let's be real: If we saw another team offer an extension to a quarterback who'd been hurt for the better part of three years, we'd all probably snicker and call them morons.
Allen? I still don't think Question Two is answered yet. Again granted you have to take the OL into account, but if he wants it answered positively he can't have more games like the last one.
As to the trolls, I tend not to click on those threads. Or if I do, to respond appropriately.