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Newton knows 90 percent of Panthers' playbook?

Posted on: July 2, 2011 8:05 pm
Edited on: July 2, 2011 9:09 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Cam Newton has a tough task ahead of him once the lockout's resolved -- he has to learn the entirety of Rob Chudzinski's insanely complex offense, and do so in a short amount of time.

But he's been working with some former NFL quarterbacks, including Chris Weinke, and it appears to be paying huge dividends for the rookie out of Auburn.

According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, these sessions have featured detailed learning of the Panthers' playbook, "about 90 percent of which Weinke has installed."

Essentially, Newton's mimicking the practices he'd be getting in the lost offseason by getting a play from Weinke, calling out the play like he was in the huddle, going through each play's cadence at the line of scrimmage, and then slinging passes to whatever receivers are there.

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Per Person, some recent attendees include Michael Clayton, Alex Smith, Titus Young and a "couple small-college receivers."

Following the throws, Weinke and former Chudzinski protégé Ken Dorsey -- who we'd also mentioned as a Newton tutor -- make suggestions as to how Newton can improve his mechanics and individual tweaks and designs for each play that's being run.

"He wants to be great," Weinke said.

Newton probably does want to be great -- the issue will be whether or not he's capable of recreating the success he had at Auburn once he gets on the field for the Panthers.

But given how unsettled the NFL's situation is right now, it's pretty darn impressive to see Newton maximizing his offseason, especially when there's no enforced motivation to do so.

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Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: July 3, 2011 1:14 pm
 

Newton knows 90 percent of Panthers' playbook?

What is 90% of the sentence "Don't get sacked"?

Does anyone else hate the pictures of this guy? He looks like such an arrogant tool.  



Since: Jul 3, 2011
Posted on: July 3, 2011 12:59 pm
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Since: Apr 24, 2007
Posted on: July 3, 2011 12:56 pm
 

Newton knows 90 percent of Panthers' playbook?

Knowing it, and executing it effectively when TB, NO, and ATL's defenses are blitzing are two different worlds.  I will be interested to see if he makes the transition to passer instead of running every play.  Only then will he be elite, look at what Vick did last year.



Since: Jul 3, 2011
Posted on: July 3, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Newton knows 90 percent of Panthers' playbook?

<span style="color: #000000;">THE PLAYS MUST BE EASY SINCE ALL BLACK PEOPLE ARE STUPID AND WHITE PEOPLE ARE BRILLIANT.  I HEARD THIS LIE ALL MY LIFE UNTIL AGE 30 WHEN MY COMPANY EXPLODED AND NOW 100 WHITE PEOPLE WORK FOR ME!  ME, A STUPID BLACK MAN!



Since: Feb 13, 2011
Posted on: July 3, 2011 12:21 pm
 

Newton knows 90 percent of Panthers' playbook?

"Every week, it seems, Cam Newton says or does something that gives him more of a LeBron James aura of conceit.  A little dose of personal humility on his part would earn him some respect.'

What the heck are you talking about. Maybe you need to practice what ur preaching.
 
Cam comes across like a typical 22 year old. Blaine Gabbert is just as confident than Cam, with less talent and accomplishments, yet I don't see anyone demanding he learn some "humilty." Gee, I wonder why?

All the screams of Cam not being "humble" by those who are upset that he has gotten a little success in his life are the ones who need to practice some humility themselves. You're jealousy is showing and will never be masked by hiding behind every false label the sports media guys placed on this kid. "Free your mind and the rest will follow."



Since: Feb 13, 2011
Posted on: July 3, 2011 12:07 pm
 

Newton knows 90 percent of Panthers' playbook?

Why does it seem that other NCAA violations where money was actually exchanged and schools were involved the matter, the matter was closed once the NCAA came back with their findings. But this made for tv garbage of a scandal with Cam and Auburn keeps dragging on.

I guess cause it was a made for tv scandal and there isn't a grain of truth to the story that the kid's father was trying to sell him to any school but was willing to take money from the former MSU student. Like I guess if given a chance, none of you folks wouldn't have done the same if money was offered for your kid. LIARS...The NCAA has done their findings and punished accordingly, despite those in the sports media and Auburn arch rivals not liking the outcome.

Sadly, the only folks are keeping this "REALITY SHOW" going are those who hate Auburn and are upste cause they didn't end up with Cam on their college football team and are still hoping and praying that somewhere down the road someone will come riding out of the shadows and say, "YES, Cecil wanted me to pay him to get Cam into Auburn."  

Contrary to what many of you want to believe, the NCAA finding into Cecil and the recruiting of Cam is CLOSED. This case was not as deep and complex. as the other schools' violations case because no school was directly involved with getting Cam. This was simply a recruiter, who was already in trouble with the NFPLA for shady activies with new draftees, wanting something so badly that he was willing to pay for it and Cam's father, being like many of us at times, willing to go along.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: July 3, 2011 11:43 am
 

Newton knows 90 percent of Panthers' playbook?

that must of been hard. the panthers run the ball 90% of the time.  nice sunglass's in the picture $cam.



Since: Jul 1, 2011
Posted on: July 3, 2011 11:42 am
 

Newton knows 90 percent of Panthers' playbook?

Your comment has nothing to do with the article.



Since: Dec 7, 2009
Posted on: July 3, 2011 11:29 am
 

Newton knows 90 percent of Panthers' playbook?

Every week, it seems, Cam Newton says or does something that gives him more of a LeBron James aura of conceit.  A little dose of personal humility on his part would earn him some respect.

While having a QB who doesn't know the team's playbook is pretty lame, Alex Smith should be a great reminder that knowing the team's playbook doesn't make him a good QB.  Cam has some real potential; but the Carolina Panthers should avoid becoming too attached to him, and their fans should be very cautious of placing the Messiah label on him before he wins a title (and even moreso before he plays his first down of NFL ball).



Since: Feb 13, 2011
Posted on: July 3, 2011 11:26 am
 

Newton knows 90 percent of Panthers' playbook?

"the issue will be whether or not he's capable of recreating the success he had at Auburn once he gets on the field for the Panthers."


Why does he have to recreat the success he had at Auburn? Did any of you sports media guys expected Sam Bradford or Matt Sanford to repeat what they did in college? I thought the NFL was different than college football?

"But given how unsettled the NFL's situation is right now, it's pretty darn impressive to see Newton maximizing his offseason, especially when there's no enforced motivation to do so."

You mean outside of the unrealistic pressure you folks in the sports media intentionally placed on him because you're so out to get him?
   
Wow...some folks will never change.  
 


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