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October 05, 2011

Cam Newton will not accept losing

Frustated following last week's loss to Chicago, Panthers rookie quarterback Cam Newton brushed off tight end Greg Olsen's attempt to encourage him in the Soldier Field locker room.

While Newton conceded he was wrong to react that way, he said Wednesday never he never wants to be a player who accepts losing.

Newton was asked whether he had received advice on how to better handle losing.

I don't think anybody could, unless it's coming from a world-class loser – 'Let me tell you how to lose,'” Newton said, drawing laughter from the reporters crowded around his locker.

Newton lost one game his final two years of college – against Navarro Junior College in 2009 when Newton led Blinn (Texas) to the national junior college championship. He won all 14 of his starts last season while guiding Auburn to the BCS title.

So he's not accustomed to being 1-3, the Panthers' record heading into this week's game against New Orleans.

I've been trying to get better as far as not letting it weigh on my emotions that much. But never will ever feel complacent (after) a loss – no matter how good the stats were, no matter how close we were to winning. A loss is a loss,” Newton said.

We need to keep getting better. But the thing that hurts even more is we're extremely close. We could actually be 4-0, simple and plain. I think that in our heart of hearts," Newton added. "But some teams know how to win. But as soon as we get that mentality that we're not going to lose any more – not only on the offensive side of the ball, (but the) defensive side of the ball, special teams. We have to play as a whole entire unit and play together.”

Newton discussed a couple of other topics during his weekly media availability, including:

The Saints' defense: “Big pressure team. And they try to confuse the offense with so many different looks. This may be the most complex defense we play outside of the Packers. They bring it, simple and plain. They know that they bring it, and we just have to stay one step ahead of them.”

 His touchdown celebration: “My little brother likes it, so I'm going to keep doing it. I used to tease him. You know how Superman used to break open his suit and come out. I just have fun with it.”

 Whether the game is slowing down for him: “I hope. I just go through each week the same way. You take into the game what you've been working on all week with the coaches, game plan. You try to exploit that. Comprehension is key in this league. You watch film countless hours a day. But if you're not comprehending it and retaining it, it does you no help.”

--Joseph Person

Posted by Observer Sports on October 5, 2011 at 01:17 PM | Permalink


Hey Cammy Cam, I can tell you how to lose better, its real simple...it ain't that hard really...it is what it is...

Posted by: John Fox | Oct 5, 2011 1:52:22 PM

I hate you John.

Posted by: Tim Tebow | Oct 5, 2011 1:58:26 PM

I hate you John.

Posted by: Tim Tebow | Oct 5, 2011 1:58:26 PM

This Sunday, Cam Newton will line up as a defensive end and blitz Brees, sack him, return the fumble for a TD and then do his Superman. He will also block field goals, be a gunner on punts and return kickoffs if needed.

Posted by: Nosebleed Fan | Oct 5, 2011 2:08:51 PM

I can show you how to lose Cam. Minus a couple of years, I've made an entire career of it. Now, I'm taking my talents to South Beach!!!

Posted by: J. Delhomme | Oct 5, 2011 2:18:48 PM

They gonna beat that azz Sunday again and again and again ..... BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ... Get used to it ... Then they gonna break that neck and some bones too ...

It dont matter what is acceptable ... its what you gonna get .... out of the game on a stretcher ....


We will win by 20 pts

Posted by: New Orleans Saintz | Oct 5, 2011 2:22:13 PM


Posted by: zach | Oct 5, 2011 2:37:07 PM

Perhaps, but he certainly can't spell and his syntax needs work to say the least.

Posted by: BarelyCareAnymore | Oct 5, 2011 2:40:25 PM

Heard that there will be an extra $5 entrance fee to BofA Stadium! Word!

Posted by: MJ Fox | Oct 5, 2011 2:41:11 PM

Please start LaFell over Naanee! I'd rather see Mike Goodson line up out there than him at this point.

Posted by: Diddy | Oct 5, 2011 3:03:33 PM

Id rather see dwayne jarret or keary colbert line up at this point.

Posted by: zach | Oct 5, 2011 3:07:35 PM

Nanee is definitely not the second receiver we want but we havent had one in years. Cam is still gonna throw and run all over the saints D. Its just a matter of if the defense can keep up and if we can get touchdowns!

Posted by: Actual Real Fan | Oct 5, 2011 3:15:45 PM

I love Cam's attitude - perfect - almost as intense as Steve Smith...

Posted by: Dominator | Oct 5, 2011 3:19:53 PM

You're giving it all you got but need help on the other side of the ball and on special teams.

Posted by: TheOrigianCat | Oct 5, 2011 3:20:16 PM

...and we all know what an Origian Cat is.

Posted by: TheOriginalCat | Oct 5, 2011 3:21:49 PM

Hey, lighten up Cam, my boy. No matter what, you have really saved my butt...was about to be shipped out to KC or MN.

Posted by: Marty Hurney | Oct 5, 2011 3:26:57 PM

Keep Leading Cam!!! The rest will soon follow. Some may even catch up your competitive level...

Posted by: C.Bax | Oct 5, 2011 3:57:30 PM

Cam, if you can find me on the bench i'll teach you how to lose.

Posted by: Jimmy Clausen | Oct 5, 2011 4:01:34 PM

Cam, if you can find me on the bench i'll teach you how to lose.

Posted by: Jimmy Clausen | Oct 5, 2011 4:01:34 PM

I always like to hear opposing fans go "well Cam hasn't seen anything like our defense before, we're gonna confuse the crap out of him" heard it from GB fans (fail) Bear fans (fail) now the Saints have started up...can't wait for that crap to stop.

Posted by: cchsol68 | Oct 5, 2011 4:22:56 PM

I continue to be really impressed with Cam. I am excited about the future. And by future, I don't mean 2012 or 2013, I mean now. Every week we will have a chance to win, unlike last year. After how the offense has played so far, the wins will come. And they will come sooner than later if the defense and ST don't totally suck it up.

Posted by: Cat Man's friend | Oct 5, 2011 4:28:13 PM

It seems like every game we give up two huge plays that come back to bite us in the ass...This week we bite back!!!!Go Panthers

Posted by: viagra | Oct 5, 2011 5:36:20 PM

Damn N O Saintz, you get lost, you need a map ?

Posted by: nasty 704 | Oct 5, 2011 5:43:27 PM

And neither is having that ridiculous towel wrapped around your head!

Posted by: TC | Oct 5, 2011 5:47:43 PM

I know how to lose... Throwing me the ball! What's chud thinking? SMH

Posted by: Legandu Naanee | Oct 5, 2011 6:15:50 PM

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