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Panthers continue march towards Newton

Posted on: April 5, 2011 6:15 pm

It continues to look increasingly like the Carolina Panthers are going to select Cam Newton with the first overall pick in April's draft. But there is a caveat.

Owner Jerry Richardson still isn't completely sold on Newton, a source with knowledge of the Panthers' draft plans told Still, Richardson will likely defer to his personnel staff, and many of them have met with Newton, and like him.

The lockout is damaging the entire league but when it comes to rookies it's Newton who could be hurt more than others. Some teams are concerned if the labor impasse contiinues into the summer or longer quarterbacks like Newton who will need extensive coaching might suffer more than other rookies.

Another player the Panthers continue to be enamored with is former Georgia wide receiver A.J. Green. I find this impossible to believe but people I trust insist the Panthers could trade down and take Green.

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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: April 6, 2011 7:24 am

Panthers continue march towards Newton

Panthers aren't as dumb as you Freeman.  They are not taking Newton.

Since: Apr 6, 2011
Posted on: April 6, 2011 12:58 am

Panthers continue march towards Newton

Newton seems to be a maligned personality, but the guy got the job done in college, and appears to have the necessary confidence to make a successful transition into the NFL. Clausen was mediocre last year, so the Panthers would defenitiely be taking a step up, if they brought in Newton.

Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: April 6, 2011 12:32 am

Panthers continue march towards Newton

If i had to watch Clausen for one more season I would probably jump ship... he is THAT BAD. Cam could fail miserably, he could be great
He MAY be that bad, BUT people act like it cant get worse, uh yes it can. You could draft Newton, he could fail worse than Jimmy and then you are back picking ANOTHER quarterback and this next one wouldnt want to play for the team.

Since: Apr 5, 2011
Posted on: April 5, 2011 11:40 pm

In Response to @UNC Samurai

I hope that you get exactly what you are looking for ... for Richardson to spend his money on another Vince Young.  He may become an "ikon and an entertainer" but he will NEVER be a decent NFL quarterback.  I like the pick ... it gives the rest of us an additional opportunity to select another good prospect in the first round.  And, given Richardson's unwillingness to spend, it takes you out of next year's "quarterback sweepstakes draft."

Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2011 11:32 pm

Panthers continue march towards Newton

What's the football equivalent of taking Adam Morrison in the first round?  

Since: Feb 13, 2009
Posted on: April 5, 2011 11:24 pm
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Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2011 11:18 pm

Panthers continue march towards Newton

There are two ways to go that are no risk and that is pick either Petterson or Green with the first pick. These two or not only the two best players in the draft but you have your pick of going O or D. If you trade down for Green he may move up. So the no risk way is pick one of these with the top pick.  I think its crazy to even think about a player that is as much as a risk as Cam The Scam. He has the bloodlines of a crook. His own father a pastor pimped cam out. THE APPLE DOESN'T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE. This crook started out at college at the UF where he bought a stolen laptop, painted it black, then threw it out the window when the police got there. He got caught cheating on 3 test while at UF. He had 20 driving tickets in 1 year at UF. THINK. Is this the kind of person you wanna waste a number 1 overall pick on. NOT ME. This cat is bad news. Sure he can run like the wind and throw a football. But can he read what the D's will throw at him and can the THUG stay out of trouble ? Take a risk if you like. But i like sure deals like Peterson and Green.

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 10:51 pm

Panthers continue march towards Newton

I'm sorry Panthers fans

Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2011 9:53 pm

Panthers continue march towards Newton

Loyaltiger, what happens when your boy Cam gets suspended by the commish after he steals something again??

Since: Mar 16, 2011
Posted on: April 5, 2011 9:35 pm

Panthers continue march towards Newton

Running for his life......  he will be running for his money.  But rest assured the laser arm will hit the target.  He learned Guz Malzahn's offense in ONE year.  Your hating him for off the field stuff, when he steps on the field as a Pro, he is being paid for what goes on the field.  He will be a great professional and should make a ton of money with that million dollar smile.  Just think his dad almost messed up all this for 180K,  poor math any way you look at it.  Time to move on and be real, this guy is that good.

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