Nevertheless, I do have an opinion. (Surprise, surprise.)
It's not that I'm against Cam Newton personally. I'm sure he's a nice young man. And he does have some very good abilities on the field-- he certainly isn't afraid to run the ball down the field (though I now wonder if that has something to do with his ridiculous concern over his own stats) and he's one of the best at faking a hand off AND I've seen him take a couple of hits.
While I don't find losing particularly enjoyable, this does not stop me from believing in my team. But our quarterback's behavior on the field is starting to sour me towards my beloved Panthers.
And I'm tired of it.
I'm having a hard time supporting a team who's supposed leader goes and sits on the bench by himself with a towel over his head and pouts when things don't go well.
During pre-game this past Sunday, Terry and Howie went on and on about the press is criticizing Cam too much and that he needs to just learn from and he would be better for it blahblahblah. They also said they like that Cam doesn't like to lose.
Who does like to lose? Nobody that I know. But it's not the losing fellas. It's how one reacts to the losing. And our quarterback acts like a baby.
Two Sundays ago, the game announcers had a lot to say when Cam fumbled in the end zone. NOT because of the fumble but because of what happened afterwards. Louis Murphy
What about when things do go well? Cam acts like it was all him. His little celebratory act isn't a dance of joy or a throwing down of the football as most do. Nope.He doesn't even meet his teammates first thing to do that jump up in the air thingy. He pantomimes opening his shirt and revealing that big ol S for Superman.
He's not Superman. He wouldn't get a touchdown or throw for one or hand the ball off for one without the rest of the offensive line. Maybe he's unaware of this fact.
Yes, he is a young quarterback. But should that excuse arrogance? I don't think so. Should it excuse juvenile behavior? Only if he's like, 5 years old. But never without reprimand.
Maybe if someone cleans his clock one time. Maybe if someone sat him down and gave it to him straight. I don't know. But something has to give.
And do NOT get me started on the coach.
I'm thinking that maybe a reincarnate of Vince Lombardi is needed here.
Anyone know how to do that?