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Coming up Clutch: Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers Flipping Script in Close Games
December 27th, 2013 at 8:43 AM
With Sunday's 17-13 win over the New Orleans Saints, the Carolina Panthers clinched the fifth playoff berth in franchise history, and first since 2008. The excitement surrounding the team, which has won 10 of 11 games heading into Week 17, is at an all-time high. With a victory against the Falcons...

Carolina Panthers Midseason Report Card: Quarterback
November 4th, 2013 at 9:25 AM
After an 0-2 start, the Carolina Panthers have won four straight and five of six to improve to 5-3 and pull within one game of the New Orleans Saints for the NFC South lead. With 2013 NFL regular season officially halfway over, Panthers 101 is doling out midseason grades for each position...

Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton – Hype or Hope?
October 10th, 2013 at 6:15 PM
As the Carolina Panthers have stumbled to a 1-3 start for the third consecutive season, the majority of fans and pundits are pointing the finger at head coach Ron Rivera and his staff. There's no denying that coaching deficiencies are a major reason for the team's current - and past -...

NFL Fines Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton $10K for Helmet Violation
October 1st, 2013 at 9:44 PM
The NFL fined Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton $10,000 this week for wearing unapproved Under Armour visor clips on his helmet. Until last week, the third-year quarterback had donned the logo on his helmet since his rookie season - a total of 35 games - without incident. League policy states that: "No invisible...

Should Johnny Manziel Take Cam Newton’s Advice?
August 13th, 2013 at 8:25 AM
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel stormed onto the scene last season, wowing spectators and rattling opposing defenses with his elusive and improvisational style of play. He became a national sensation last November after his dazzling performance powered the Aggies to a 29-24 upset over top-ranked Alabama. Just two days after his 20th...

Can Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton Finally Become a Leader?
August 5th, 2013 at 9:04 PM
You'd be hard pressed to find a player, coach, fan or media member that doesn't acknowledge Cam Newton's talent. But talent has never been the issue with the Panthers quarterback. Carolina's decision to select Newton with the first-overall pick in the 2011 draft was controversial for psychological reasons. While at the University...

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton Wants to Become Team Captain
June 2nd, 2013 at 7:10 AM
Although he's become infamous for his signature 'Superman' touchdown celebration, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton hopes to one day put a 'C' - not an 'S' - on his chest. “I recognize – and everyone knows around the league – when you’re a team captain that’s not just a patch on...

Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton Ranked 46th on NFL ‘Top 100′ List
June 1st, 2013 at 6:02 AM
Cam Newton became the third Carolina Panther to be showcased on the NFL Network's annual 'Top 100' list. The third-year quarterback was voted the 46th best player in the league on Thursday's installment of 'The Top 100 Players of 2013,' which revealed the players ranked 41st through 50th. ***PHOTO1*** The rankings are...

Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton Drops 12 Pounds This Offseason
May 30th, 2013 at 6:20 AM
***PHOTO1*** The honeymoon period is over for Cam Newton. After two sub-.500 seasons, the Carolina Panthers quarterback knows the pressure is on to lead his team to the postseason. While expectations may be heavier heading into year three, Newton himself is not. The 23-year-old has shed 12 pounds since the end...

Wait, What? Adam Schein Says Carolina Panthers ‘Going Nowhere’ with Ron Rivera, Cam Newton
May 12th, 2013 at 6:05 AM
NFL.com's Adam Schein gave his thoughts about the Carolina Panthers' upcoming 2013 season in an article last week. Schein, who co-hosts several New York sports talk radio programs, believes the Panthers "don't have a chance for anything" this season. He goes on to call the Panthers "the worst team in the NFC...

‘Underdog’ Matt McGloin Hopes to Earn Spot on Carolina Panthers Roster
May 11th, 2013 at 6:03 AM
Most casual college football fans recognize the name Matt McGloin, who quarterbacked the Penn State offense for the better part of the last three seasons. The Scranton, Pennsylvania, native played in 31 games - including 21 starts - for the Nittany Lions from 2009 to 2012. During his tenure in State...

Life Outside Football: Cam Newton Launches Clothing Line, Finishes Sociology Degree
May 3rd, 2013 at 6:02 AM
After an up-and-down second year in the NFL, Cam Newton has used this offseason to pursue ventures away from football.   The Carolina Panthers quarterback has helped design his own clothing line, called "MADE Cam Newton," for Belk stores. The fashion line includes T-shirts, shorts, sportcoats, suits, ties and more. Here...

Unnamed Players Lambaste Cam Newton for Behavior at Last Year’s Pro Bowl
December 7th, 2012 at 9:12 PM
Surprise, surprise. Cam Newton is the object of more criticism - this time for something he did nearly a year ago. According to Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com, AFC Pro Bowl players targeted the Carolina Panthers quarterback during last year's game because of how he acted during that week. ***PHOTO1*** Prisco reports that several players...

Cam Newton’s 4 TD Performance Earns Him NFC Offensive Player of Week Honors
November 30th, 2012 at 12:02 AM
National Champion. Heisman Trophy Winner. Pro Bowler. Rookie of the Year. And now... Two-time NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Cam Newton dazzled spectators against the Philadelphia Eagles on "Monday Night Football." The embattled second-year Panthers quarterback passed for 306 yards, ran for 52 and accounted for four touchdowns - two through the air and two...

Don’t Believe the Critics: Cam Newton is a Franchise Quarterback
October 25th, 2012 at 9:20 PM
Panthers nation has been in a constant panic this week. First, it was another disconcerting press conference for their franchise quarterback, Cam Newton, after the Panthers suffered their fourth consecutive loss against the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday. Then, Monday, things became even more hectic when Marty Hurney was abruptly fired less than...

Ron Rivera: Cam Newton is ‘Pressing’ to Make Things Happen
October 10th, 2012 at 11:19 PM
***PHOTO1*** Panthers head coach Ron Rivera thinks Cam Newton is trying too hard to make the big play downfield instead of taking what the defense gives him. “I think he’s pressing, personally I do. He wants to make things happen so much,” Rivera told the Charlotte Observer on Monday. “He’s trying...

Carolina Panthers Must Establish Ground Game to Be Successful
September 30th, 2012 at 7:05 AM
Expectations were high for the Carolina Panthers entering the 2012 season. Cam Newton had seemingly established himself as one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks following his amazing rookie season. The defense was finally healthy. And if that wasn’t enough, center Ryan Kalil took out a full-page ad in the Charlotte Observer...

Cam Newton ‘Superman’ Cartoon: Fair Game or Over the Line?
September 29th, 2012 at 7:02 AM
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has caught a lot of flak this week for his behavior during last Thursday’s 36-7 home loss to the New York Giants. Just when it seemed like the criticism has fizzled out, the Charlotte Observer published a cartoon mocking Newton’s trademark Superman touchdown celebration. The cartoon...

Cam Newton: Will He Lead or Recede?
September 28th, 2012 at 1:00 PM
The Panthers’ 36-7 loss to the Giants was one of the most embarrassing in franchise history. Still, it’s only one loss – regardless of how much they were outcoached, outplayed and outclassed. I have faith that the inferior game planning, poor tackling and shoddy blocking can be fixed by head coach...

Cam Newton’s Attitude is Nothing to Worry About
September 27th, 2012 at 8:31 PM
Thursday was not Cam Newton’s night. In what could have been a coming out party for the “In Cam We Trust” era of Panthers football, the team turned in one of the most unwatchable games in team history. The team was completely outplayed, out coached, and out smarted en route...