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Jimmy Clausen speaks about Cam Newton

Posted on: May 1, 2011 10:44 am
Posted by Andy Benoit
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The day after the Panthers drafted quarterback Cam Newton number one overall, their ’10 second-round drafted quarterback, Jimmy Clausen, was the first to arrive at the team’s facility.

Two days later, Clausen was saying all the right things. Clausen and Newton were at a charity kickball event over the weekend. Joseph Person of the Raleigh News & Observer asked the ex-Notre Dame star about his role on the club.

“I talked to some coaches and Marty and they said they want me on this team and they’re going to give me the opportunity to compete,” Clausen said. “That’s all I can ask for is a chance to compete. It’s going to be fun working with Cam and just competing each and every day.”

Worth noting was that at the kickball game, Clausen and Newton both wore number 2. Clausen wore the number last year for the Panthers; Newton wore the number at Auburn. So who’s is it?

“It’s mine right now,” Clausen said. “We’ll see what happens.” He reportedly said this with a smile, which could be an indication that he intends to sell the jersey at a marked up price.

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Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: May 2, 2011 12:07 am

Jimmy Clausen speaks about Cam Newton

No Newton technically won two D-1 championships, remember he was at Florida in '07... and I disagree, VY and Tebow are completely different players. Tebow and VY both did most of their work in college with their legs.
Really? You're going to say he won the national championship with Florida when he went a grand total of 5-10? That's like saying Drew Bledsoe won the super bowl. He's got s super bowl ring, Tom Brady won that super bowl. Let's not split hairs, shall we? You say he won 2 D-I championships and you make it sound like he did something to win them both. He won one, he got a second ring. How's that?

As far as them being different QBs, here's a quick check on the stats their last seasons in college -
Newton - 185-280, 2854 yards, 30 TDs, 7 picks. Rushing 264 attempts for 1473 yards
Tebow - 213-314, 2895 yards, 21 TDs, 5 piks. Rushing 217 attempts for 910 yards
Young - 212-325, 3036 yards, 26 TDs, 10 picks. Rushing 155 attempts for 1050 yards.

So, tell me again how Newton only did his "fair share" of running? Tell me again how Tebow and Young did most of their work with their legs?

And just for kicks, since Young and Newton's last season came with a Heisman runner up and a Heismann, both with a national championship, let's get the line on Tebow for his NC and Heismann season -

Tebow - 234-350, 3286 yards, 32 TDs, 6 picks. Rushing - 210 attempts for 895 yards...

Are you just typing to be contrary or do you actually watch football?

Since: Nov 16, 2010
Posted on: May 1, 2011 9:26 pm

Jimmy Clausen speaks about Cam Newton

Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: May 1, 2011 9:06 pm

Jimmy Clausen speaks about Cam Newton

Look at the 4 quality years Peyton had at Tennessee before he went pro. Peyton is special. Cam is a great athlete. But so was Vince Young, so was JaMarcus Russel.

Since: Oct 23, 2007
Posted on: May 1, 2011 9:02 pm

Jimmy Clausen speaks about Cam Newton

Look at the results Peyton Manning had his rookie season on the Colts, but the allowed him to develop and look at him now.

Since: Apr 30, 2011
Posted on: May 1, 2011 8:50 pm

Jimmy Clausen speaks about Cam Newton

Last season was'nt clausens fault, atleast not entirely. Then entire team gave up too many points and they suffered at every skill position, The running game held on for as long as they could , but when your opponants know that you cant move the ball through the air they will crowd the box to stop the run. I think they could've gotten something for that number one pick and drafted later in round one and possibly gotten an extra number 2 or 3. That would have allowed them to grab some great talent to fix some other spots that would help jimmy. An impact wr and tight end would help. All I can say is   SO LONG JIMMY     
     The panthers will remain the bottom feeders of their division for a long time

Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: May 1, 2011 6:42 pm

Jimmy Clausen speaks about Cam Newton

max get a newspaper and read it. weiss is not in KC anymore, he is at flordia and clausen has no elgibility left.

Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: May 1, 2011 6:36 pm

Jimmy Clausen speaks about Cam Newton

im getting of hearing about $cam already. hes turning to brent favre already. its sad

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 1, 2011 6:25 pm

Jimmy Clausen speaks about Cam Newton

No Newton technically won two D-1 championships, remember he was at Florida in '07
No, Newton technically won zero D-1 championships. He was at Florida and Auburn, neither of which are eligible to win the national title. In 2007, the national champion was Appalachian State, followed by Richmond, Villanova and Eastern Washington.

As far as mythical titles, LSU was named mythical champion in 2007. Florida was awarded the trophy in 2008, and Newton was already off the team by then. So it's technically zero titles, with one mythical title.

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: May 1, 2011 6:24 pm

Jimmy Clausen speaks about Cam Newton

wonder if he took a limo and called a newsconference like he did when he announced he was going to notre dame when he made these statements--enjoy that number 2 while you can son cause as soon as Cams daddy makes it a deal breaker if they want Cammy to sign guess who is going to be reassigned another number.  maybe charlie wiess will ask the chiefs to trade for you since you all were so successful together at ND

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: May 1, 2011 5:15 pm

Jimmy Clausen speaks about Cam Newton

ps I think the QB pick is overrated. I think at a certain point, a'lot of the success has to do with the system and surrounding talent. I think there's only 2 or 3 QBs in the league that you could put on any team and they'd have at least modest success. That'd be Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger (because he can make plays) and maybe Phillip Rivers. Not that my opinion matters, but do you guys totally believe Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady would be anywhere near as proficient playing for the Carolina Panthers? Look at what happened to McNabb when he left the Eagles.

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