When he was drafted number one over all, too many people questioned the decision-making ability of the Panthers’ management. In the year prior to the arrival of Cameron Newton (Cam-Cam), the Carolina Panthers invested in Jimmy Clausen with their second round pick.
So why the hell would a team need to have that many early round selection QB’s on the same roster, you may wonder. I mean, everybody knows that it takes time to develop any one talent… Plus, if one considers all of the baggage that Cam was entering the draft with as well as ominously being known as Cam “Show Me The Money” Newton. Drafting Cam seemed like an impulsive move on behalf of the Panthers organization to say the least. It reminded me of moronic deals I made with mom in exchange for that new shiny toy; Only to regret it the minute I got home because I had more fun with the box and plenty more chores in trade for potential fun.
Well, the answer is simple… The Carolina Panthers suck! Let the truth be told they still do, but they are trending in the right direction. What is the number one rule of gamblers that play roulette on a 50/50? Always bet on black, and go “all in”… Eff it… cause at this point you are playing with house money. And guess what happened when the Panthers went “all in”… They won!!!!
Before Cam, the Panthers’ franchise had no identity, no sex appeal, and really were not worth watching on Sunday. However, they needed/wanted a QB in Cam, but even more, they needed some star power. They needed somebody that could be the face of the franchise, somebody that could fill the stadium, somebody
that could make the team worth a damn. They got both, A straight up starred studded QB that can ball!!!
Prior to the start of the season, damn-near every “expert” analyst stated that Cam was not ready to be a starter in the NFL. Often stating he didn’t have the faculties to do well at this level. I listened to
rant after rant, ripping this Cat to shreds, before he even lined up under center for the first time in a game. Then came week one… Cam dropped 422 yards (record for a rookie in his debut) on the Arizona
Cardinals.. completing 24 of 37 passes, and recording 2 touchdowns. The following morning, the haters returned only to down play Cam’s stats and focused solely on the L that the Panthers secured.
Unable to admit that they were wrong, the “experts” pointed to week 2 and promised that Cam’s numbers would return to reasonable levels. In week 2, Cam Cam
scorched the Packers for 432 yards and finally people started to believe. In week three, after suffering two L’s (while securing video game like numbers), Cam seized his first W.
While we are only 3 games into the season, it’s hard to bet against this kid (cause you always win when you bet on black). The Panthers were looking for a star, and they got a bona-fide Polaris and this kid will be around for a while. If you are still unsure, go try
to find him in the free agency pool in your fantasy football league. You can’t, cause Cam Newton is the real deal, and that, you can bet