Cam Newton | QB | Carolina Panthers
Posted: 11/19/2013 12:20am et
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 19-of-28 passes for 209 yards, 3 TDs and no interceptions in a 24-20 win over the New England Patriots on Monday, Nov. 18. He also rushed for a game-high 62 yards on 7 carries
Huddle Up: It wasn't Newton's best-ever fantasy performance, but it was likely his best overall game as a QB, outduelling Tom Brady and the Patriots in front of national audience. Since the Panthers' 1-3 start, Newton has 10 TD passes, 3 rushing TDs and only 3 interceptions.
Posted: 10/25/2013 12:09am et
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was 23-of-32 passing for 221 yards, 2 TDs and no interceptions while rushing for a game-high 50 yards and a TD on 11 carries on Thursday, Oct. 24 in a 31-13 road win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Huddle Up: It was another "on" week for the on-again, off-again Newton, who lifted the Panthers above .500 for the first time in 5 seasons. Overall, it was the Panthers' third straight win, so weather the off weeks and keep riding Cam.
Posted: 9/9/2013 8:56pm et
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera admitted that his team's offense was too conservative in their Week 1 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. QB Cam Newton only had three pass attempts of more than 10 yards in the game. 'There are some things that need to be looked at on both sides in terms of getting the ball vertical,' Rivera said as he looked ahead to Week 2 at the Buffalo Bills. 'We looked through it. We talked about it and those will be the things that we look to do. We have to create more of those opportunities.' The Panthers rushed for 134 yards on 26 carries against Seattle.
Huddle Up: Conservative may be an understatement. Newton threw for only 125 yards -- his lowest single-game output as a pro -- and his longest completion was 27 yards to Greg Olsen. Look for more downfield throws in Week 2 at Buffalo.
Posted: 8/16/2013 4:06pm et
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was in for five series in the preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday, Aug. 15, and he led the team to two field goals and three punts. In eight series over the first two preseason games, Newton has led just one touchdown drive, and that came on a short field (18 yards) after an interception. 'We kicked two field goals (Thursday), but I want touchdowns,' head coach Ron Rivera said Friday, Aug. 16.
Huddle Up: Newon is entering his 3rd season at helm, and expectations -- fantasy and reality -- are going to be higher for the QB, especially as a passer.
Posted: 6/23/2013 2:07pm et
Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula said he does not want QB Cam Newton to stop running but does want Newton to avoid unnecessary hits. 'In this run/read offense, there are decisions he makes with the option,' Shula said. 'Don't make decisions where he gets hit right away. If you are not sure if you should hand it off or keep it, then hand it off.'
Huddle Up: Newton has averaged 8 rushes and 45 yards a game over his first 2 seasons, and the natural progression is for QBs to run less and pass/hand it off more as they grow older and (ideally) NFL wiser. We'll see how that plays out, though, with Newton and the new breed of increasingly mobile QBs.
Posted: 5/29/2013 5:36pm et
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton said he lost 12 pounds in the offseason, bringing him down from 255 pounds to 243. "It was just a personal goal that I set for myself. I'm not going to go into what it really meant because looking at my body from afar you really couldn't tell," Newton said. "Being that I lost the weight, nobody really could tell, either."
Huddle Up: Clearly Newton is concerned about the challenge for his starting gig from that kid Nate.
Posted: 2/2/2013 12:03am et
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton said he is very happy with the decision to make Mike Shula the team's new offensive coordinator. "I don't think there was a better person that could come in and take over," Newton said. "I'm excited about taking the next steps in the process with him." Newton said he has talked with Shula several times and expects the offense to be similar to the one they have been using but with some changes.
Huddle Up: Shula has done a nice job with Newton's development, and the continuity won't hurt as he takes over the reins of the Carolina offense. And a happy Cam is a productive Cam, which bodes well for his fantasy potential in 2013.
Posted: 1/2/2013 2:24pm et
X-rays on Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's ribs revealed no fractures, while test results on his injured ankle showed a minor high sprain, according to the team's trainer, Ryan Vermillion.
Huddle Up: Newton said if the Panthers were playing this weekend he'd play, but they're not so he'll have all offseason to recover.
Posted: 12/30/2012 9:11pm et
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle, ribs) is scheduled to undergo X-rays on his ankle and ribs Monday, Dec. 31, after suffering injuries in Week 17.
Huddle Up: Newton, who had been on a season-ending tear, finished with 248 passing yards and 34 more on the ground Sunday, but failed to notch a rushing or passing TD for the first time since Week 8.
Posted: 12/29/2012 4:58pm et
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was fined $10,000 for kicking an opposing player in Week 16. Newton was also fined an additional $21,000 for contact with an official during the same game.
Huddle Up: While Newton has run afoul of the league police, he has come through big time down the stretch for the Panthers and his fantasy owners, throwing for 11 TDs and rushing for 4 more while tossing only 2 interceptions over his last 6 games.
Posted: 12/28/2012 10:09am et
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has been fined $21,000 for abusive conduct toward an official. Newton was penalized for disrespecting an official during the team's Week 16 game.
Huddle Up: That's not the kind of example Cam wants to set for Nate, the little kid from the Play 60 ad who plans to take his job.
Posted: 12/17/2012 12:40am et
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle, finger) completed 19 of his 33 pass attempts for 231 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 15 win against the San Diego Chargers. He also had four runs for seven yards. Newton banged his right index finger on the helmet of San Diego Chargers DL Cam Thomas, cutting his knuckle. He said that, and the twisted ankle he also suffered, were fine.
Huddle Up: Newton definitely did his part but didn't need to be Superman with RBs Mike Tolbert (40 yards, 2 TDs) and DeAngelo Williams (144 total yards, TD) gashing the Chargers.