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Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

Posted on: May 15, 2011 3:53 pm
Edited on: May 15, 2011 5:32 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit

The motif of post-draft quarterback analysis this offseason has been, How will the rookie signal-callers learn their first NFL system if there are no offseason team activities?

Of all the rookie quarterbacks, Cam Newton’s mental develoK. Dorsey (US Presswire)pment will be followed the closest. The No. 1 overall pick and highest-profile NCAA player in 2010 has drawn scrutiny for his unproven football IQ (remember Newton telling Jon Gruden before the draft about Auburn’s playbook being number-coded?).

In continuing that scrutiny, we pass along the report from Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer that Newton is learning his playbook at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL with the help of former NFL quarterbacks Chris Weinke and Ken Dorsey.

Weinke, you recall, played for the Panthers. Dorsey may not be as snazzy a mentor as Brett Favre, but his contributions are noteworthy because he played for current Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski at the University of Miami (and briefly in Cleveland, as well). Thus, Dorsey knows most of Carolina’s new offensive system.

“It’s a lot of material that I do not know, but each day I’m going in and learning something,” Newton told the Associated Press. “So by the time . . . the lockout is lifted and I get a chance to talk to Chudzinski and (QB coach Mike) Shula and meet back up with the team, I’ll be on top of my game.”

Newton recently told reporters that he’s putting in 12-hour days at the IMG Academy.

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Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2011 2:49 am

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

WTF Alpha white male syndrom? Does that coincide with Posting retard crap on CBS because im a moron syndrome?

Since: May 16, 2011
Posted on: May 16, 2011 1:51 am

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

I didn't read into the original post "the negro isnt intelligent enough", and I believe the reply could not have be said better.
Why are you so sensitive . . . cant we all just get along?

Since: Mar 10, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2011 11:37 pm

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

Wow you A-holes in the sports media can't stop spinning your reasons for hating on Cam, can you. Let me help you. It's called Alpha White Male Syndrome...

And the only thing you can turn to to help feed your egos is to play the silly "the negro isn't intelligent enough" game. Is there any black QB who this old ass BS hasn't been played on by you fools in the media? Even Josh Freeman was victim of the typical "black dumb man"  label and he was a Tom Condon boy.

Thank you Elite sports media for continuing to feed racial stereotypes as you sit there and pretend that racism is a dying in America.

*sigh* Please stop drinking the Mike Freeman/Warren Moon koolaid.  This same question has been asked about most quarterbacks coming out of any variation of spread offense for the last ten years.  That would include Sam Bradford, Graham Harrell, Chase Daniels, and Alex Smith.  If the quarterback was run-happy in college as well, it's asked even more.  Just ask Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy, and Vince Young.  Let's see, Vince Young is the only black quarterback that I've mentioned.

I haven't seen anyone say that Newton is dumber than a box of rocks.  That WAS said about JeMarcus Russell by everyone who wasn't affiliated with LSU or the Raiders.  It was also said about Ryan Leaf, Vince Young, and Todd Marinovich.  Let's see, two white guys, and two black guys, and in all four cases, it was completely accurate.  All four were talented athletes, but dumber than a box of rocks, at least during their NFL careers.

Tim Tebow in particular took as much or more criticism as Newton during his draft.  No one cried race there.  Hell, I'm not even a fan of Tebow (at ALL!) but the hypocricy of crying race this year is absolutely hilarious.

Since: Apr 8, 2009
Posted on: May 15, 2011 11:36 pm

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

To shaft09:

Maybe I was at Florida and he stole my laptop.  Or maybe my friend was the guy at Mississippi State Cam's dad asked $180,000 from.  Or maybe my second cousin was a parishoner at the one church of Cam's father that was in disrepair and dead broke that got a sudden influx of capital that no one knows where it came from.  Or maybe my step brother was the camera guy who watched the look of horror on Jon Gruden's face when Jon realized Cam knew very little about actually playing quarterback.  Or maybe its just from watching TV and seeing his limited skills and disingenuous smile.  I never met Hitler either I certainly don't like him, I would imagine that is allowed.  By the way, good job ignoring everything I said in my post, espescially the part where I give Cam credit for working when he isn't legally obligated to.  I know you can read so next time try reading it all.

And please don't insinuate that I am a racist, I have hooked up with an African American woman before, and I also was in an apartment filled with African Americans and I was the white guy rolling the cigar.  Maybe, just maybe, it is YOUR opinion that is clouded by race.  AND FURTHERMORE, being from Philly I have gotten to spend the last 30 years watching Randall Cunningham, Rodney Peete, Donovan McNabb, and now Michael Vick play quarterback.  I only like Cunningham and Peete as people, but all four can certainly play, AND I think Josh Freeman is fan-damn-tastic and a wonderful person, and I ain't met none of them.

Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: May 15, 2011 10:42 pm

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

the lockout is a joke. so, teams are not aloud to have contact with the players right? so what they do is ask former players too contact thier rookies to get them up to speed with playbooks. just wait... either wienke or dorsey will be employed by the panthers by years end.

Since: May 15, 2011
Posted on: May 15, 2011 9:58 pm

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

Some of the best coaches/teachers/coordinators are people who were not top performers or stars.  most are players or people that have a great mind for the game, but not gifted to perform the same actions.

Good for Weinke and Dorsey to captitalize on their former careers, I am sure Cam is not the only professional there working out.

Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: May 15, 2011 9:36 pm

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

JaMarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf must have been busy.

Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: May 15, 2011 9:35 pm

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

@ PhillyAlchemist,

Since you don't like him, when did you first meet or speak to Cam? Surely if you don't like someone, you had to have had some contact with them, where was it?

Since: Sep 20, 2009
Posted on: May 15, 2011 9:31 pm

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

Since you don't like him, when did you first meet or speak to Cam? Surely if you don't like someone, you had to have had some contact with them, where was it?

Since: Nov 12, 2008
Posted on: May 15, 2011 9:23 pm

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

Yikes, Dorsey and Weinke? I mean that's probably two of the worst quarterbacks that came out of the draft in the last 15 years. That is why they are ex-NFL quarterbacks. I mean, if you want to find an ex NFL quarterback to work with maybe at least try someone that was in the league for a number of years and didn't carry a clipboard most of the time. Why not try someone that played at a middle to high level for a few years. That's what it is going to take to be a success at the NFL level. Anything less is asking to be a bust. It would be about like having Cam Newton ask Jamarcus Russell for being a mentor. Instead try someone else thats a lot better than Dorsey and Weinke. Weinke won a total of 1 game while he was starting in one year with Carolina. So bad that George Seifert got canned over it. That speaks volumes of how bad Weinke was. At least pick a quality NFL quarterback who played a few years as a starter and not a ball boy

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