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October 26, 2011

Cam Newton emphasizing ball security

In the Panthers' two wins this season, rookie quarterback Cam Newton has no turnovers.

In their five losses, he has nine giveaways – all interceptions.

Newton, the No. 1 overall pick, said that's no coincidence.

In all those games, if I wouldn't have had a turnover, I think we'd probably be undefeated right now. I'm not saying that just to say that. I believe that,” Newton said Wednesday.

You look at Green Bay, I admire those guys. Like I said, they play with a swagger. But most importantly they play smart football. You see Aaron Rodgers throwing for a ton of yards. But you don't see him having three touchdowns and three interceptions. That's not happening. Those guys protect the football in the run game also, and that's why they get Ws.”

Newton came back from his three-interception game at Atlanta with his most efficient performance as a pro in the 33-20 win over Washington. Newton was 18 of 23 passing, including an 8-for-8 effort in the second half when he had a perfect quarterback rating of 158.3.

The win came in the first game of a three-game homestand, with Minnesota (1-6) and Tennessee (3-3) to follow. Newton was asked if it might have been a turning point for the Panthers.

I don't know. I'm hoping. But you don't want to have that thought of looking past anybody. In this league, everybody's dangerous,” Newton said.

We're playing a high-octane (Vikings) offense coming into this game. Yeah, they've got a rookie quarterback (Christian Ponder). But he did some impressive things versus the Packers. Everybody knows about AP (Adrian Peterson). And this defense, I think this is going to be the most talented D-line we've played all season, starting with Jared Allen. That name speaks volumes around this whole league.”

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on October 26, 2011 at 03:35 PM | Permalink


Have any body heard from Mel Kiper if you have tell him, panthers nation want to hear from him please.

Posted by: gonnawin1 | Oct 26, 2011 4:45:23 PM

I think we should round up all the national media Cam haters and put them all in stockades during halftime of a home game, and let Cam hit them with rotten tomatoes! That would be some halfime entertainment!

Posted by: jrguyiii | Oct 26, 2011 4:50:04 PM

Jimmy who???? lol Mel kiper had some kind of man crush on him. It has been proven that Mel is on most of the agents payroll

Posted by: viagra | Oct 26, 2011 5:37:14 PM

Do the same with all the original masterful teachers of the art of hate.

(very short partial list) Collins haters, Weinke haters, Siefert haters, Fox haters, Hurney haters, Delhomne haters, Richardson haters, Clausen haters, Moore haters, Peppers haters, Kasay haters etc etc ...

In the hate department the Scam groupies are the worlds most prolific haters and masters of universal hate. Congrats. Great job.

Posted by: truth detector | Oct 26, 2011 5:37:45 PM

Todd McShay was worst than Mel Kiper. That's who we need to hear from. After all, he was that "great" college QB at high-powered Richmond.

Posted by: Chuck | Oct 26, 2011 6:22:14 PM

I just have to vent. I watched the Cam Interview today and Joe Person, you asked some of the off based, personal questions I know. Who cares if he may or may not watch the highlights of other guys in his class. It is Week 7 and it really has to drop. Seriously.

Posted by: Mercedes | Oct 26, 2011 6:24:47 PM

Cam, it is admirable you want to take the blame for the losses. But you are not solely responsible. You win as a team and you loose as a team. Just like the quarterback sometimes receive too much credit for a win, you also sometimes receives too much blame for a loss. I love how you want to eliminate the interceptions. But the interceptions did not cost us any of the defeats. Without you under center, the team would not be competitive and so exciting to watch. GO PANTHERS!

Posted by: Sugarbugga | Oct 26, 2011 6:45:18 PM

It really is very easy filling Jimmy Clausen's shoes isn't it?

Posted by: Tony | Oct 26, 2011 9:13:16 PM

some people seriously need to go back and take 3rd grade english again!!!!!

Sugarbugga and gonnawin1 may want to look into 2nd grade level!!! come on guys!!!

Posted by: Microsoft Word | Oct 27, 2011 12:30:46 AM

mel kiper gets paid by guys. that's why every year he has a guy like clausen or gabbert placed in the top 10 of his big board and no other analyst has them in the first round.

he's been accused of it for years and its just now getting blatant enough to where he's being investigated about it.

Posted by: charlottean | Oct 27, 2011 12:26:08 PM

The thing that impresses me most is that Cam continually says the right things. Not once have I seen him says something selfish or disingenuous. Can't wait to be 3-6 after Sunday.

Posted by: imronburgundy | Oct 27, 2011 12:27:00 PM

Wow...so Newton's interceptions "haven't cost us?" How about the 14 points the Bears and Falcons scored DIRECTLY off of Newton picks? What was our combined margin of defeat? Oh, yeah, nine. Whoops.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Oct 27, 2011 7:43:32 PM

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