Saw the Panthers do some things in practice today I haven't seen. Cam Newton made a couple plays that made you shake your head, in a good way. Saw him spin, roll, and stick the ball in the stomach of a running back, and take off. He runs like a greyhound, separates immediately. He hit Brandon LaFell with a nice bullet of a pass near the sideline.
On Monday night, Newton stuck the ball into the stomach of a running back, either Mike Goodson or Tyrell Sutton, as speedy defensive end/linebacker Eric Norwood came at him. Newton waited for Norwood to make his move; was he going at the quarterback or the running back? Newton watched him.
When Norwood took a step one way, Newton kept the ball and took of the other way. Norwood lost his balance. Newton ran free.
Newton made mistakes. He regularly throws low. But when he's on, he makes you shake your head.
Asked about Newton, head coach Ron Rivera said, "Wow."