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The latest edition of What Will it Take for Cam Newton to Draw a Flag? aired on Monday night, when a scrambling Newton slid—maybe late—and got hit helmet-to-helmet—maybe glancing—by Washington LB Trent Murphy. There was a flag thrown on a play: a taunting call on Newton for flipping the football at Murphy. Yesterday,…
Defenses have been abusing Cam Newton all season, and NFL officiating teams have continued to keep the flags in their pockets. So when the flag came out after Trent Murphy’s blow to the Carolina QB’s skull after a third-down rush tonight against Washington, it was a short-lived sigh of relief for Panthers fans—because…
In what will, assuming God is merciful, be the dumbest NFL story of the week, it turns out that the reason why Cam Newton didn’t start for the Carolina Panthers last night against the Seattle Seahawks was that he wouldn’t dress like a clown.
The Panthers’ offense lasted exactly one play in its first drive against the Seahawks tonight after Derek Anderson threw an interception on his first pass attempt of the game. For some reason, Cam Newton was benched, and it’s unclear why the much better QB wasn’t on the field.
After he took a hit to his knee that wasn’t flagged on Sunday, Cam Newton went off on the NFL. “At times I don’t even feel safe,” Newton, the reigning league MVP, said at the start of an extended rant about calls he frequently doesn’t get. “And enough is enough.”
The NFL and NFLPA have released a joint statement explaining why Cam Newton wasn’t removed from the game to be evaluated for symptoms of brain damage after taking multiple blows to the head in Week 1. What the statement says, essentially, is that the things that millions of people saw happen to Newton on the field…
Corner a Panthers fan today and press them about their team, and they’ll likely react not dissimilarly to Cam Newton in his postgame press conference. Deep sighs, terse answers, and if you ask what it’s like to sit there and watch Carolina’s defense get burned again and again, they’ll probably make a break for it.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has been ruled out for Monday night’s game after suffering a concussion in last week’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Cam Newton will have to keep his nose clean for the rest of today’s game against the Falcons after earning a first-quarter taunting penalty. NFL rules call for a player to be ejected after his second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, and there’s still 55 minutes of football to get through.
Simply by virtue of being a famous and talented black quarterback, Cam Newton was always going to get questions about Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem. Perhaps sensing that those questions aren’t going away anytime soon, Newton today released a statement of sorts on his Instagram page.
The NFL and NFLPA will investigate the handling of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton under the concussion protocol following Thursday’s game, in which Newton took multiple helmet-to-helmet hits from Broncos defenders.
Now we know that someone in the NFL or with the Panthers saw the multiple brain-rattling blows to Cam Newton’s head and thought hey, maybe he’s concussed, we should check on him. We do not know when they thought this, but we know they made sure to wait until the game was over to do anything about it.
Cam Newton got the stuffing knocked out of him by the Broncos tonight, but don’t worry, concussion spotters never held him out of the game so he’s fine. Problem is, he doesn’t remember what happened after the game.
The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers tonight, 21-20, in a thrilling game that was marred by serial headhunting from the fearsome Broncos defense. Cam Newton led the Panthers to a 17-7 halftime lead with 111 passing yards, a rushing touchdown, and a passing touchdown. After the break, he only went 7-for-16…
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A fun picture of Cam Newton playing water polo with the U.S. Olympic team was making the rounds yesterday. Von Miller saw the picture, as well as this ingenious Photoshop job by @LLtweets, and couldn’t resist the opportunity to rib the man he spent the entire Super Bowl torturing:
Von Miller’s strip-sack of Cam Newton with just over four minutes left to play will surely go down as the most memorable play of Super Bowl 50. But it’s hard not to wonder what would have happened if Miller had reached Newton just a second later. Based on the coaches film, it looks like the Panthers were in for a big…