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Sun, 10 Feb 2013 18:54:15 -0800
The Carolina Panthers might look to free-agent QB Matt Moore (Dolphins) for their backup job behind QB Cam Newton in 2013. Moore is reportedly well liked in Charlotte after previously playing three years for the Panthers. Impending free-agent QB Derek Anderson (Panthers) is not expected back, hinting he might reunite with Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski.
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:50:48 -0800
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.
Sun, 20 Jan 2013 12:02:21 -0800
Carolina Panthers FB Mike Tolbert said he believes the offense under offensive coordinator Mike Shula will be similar to the one the team used when Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski was the coordinator. "You never know what (a coach) has planned," Tolbert said. "But at the same time, I think the basic scheme of things probably won't change much." Tolbert thinks Shula's hiring will be good for QB Cam Newton because he will not have to learn a new offense.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 06:15:07 -0800
Carolina Panthers quarterbacks coach Mike Shula, who was interviewed for the team's offensive coordinator vacancy, would allow the team to make the most seamless transition following the departure of offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski to the Cleveland Browns. The Panthers are hoping to run the same offense around QB Cam Newton in 2013 as they did under Chudzinski.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 09:39:13 -0800
X-rays on Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's (ribs, ankle) ribs revealed no fractures, while test results on his injured ankle showed a minor high sprain, according to the team's trainer, Ryan Vermillion.
Sun, 30 Dec 2012 15:05:27 -0800
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.
Sat, 29 Dec 2012 05:32:30 -0800
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.
Thu, 27 Dec 2012 18:07:40 -0800
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.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 11:15:50 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is expected to be fined for touching an official in the team's Week 16 game. Newton was not ejected from the game for the incident but did receive an unsportsmanlike penalty.
Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:16:06 -0800
Oakland Raiders DT Tommy Kelly said the team tried to take Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton out of their Week 16 game after QB Carson Palmer (ribs) was knocked out of the game. "You take our guy out, we're going to go and try to take your guy out," Kelly said. "We're not out to hurt someone, but when that happens ..."
Sun, 23 Dec 2012 17:46:14 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 18 of his 29 pass attempts for 170 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Week 16 game against the Oakland Raiders. He also ran 12 times for 60 yards and a touchdown. Newton's streak of 176 passes with an interception ended, and he also made contact with an official.
Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:24:12 -0800
Over the past four games, Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has accounted for 12 touchdowns (passing and rushing), the most of any quarterback in that span. He has also thrown a franchise-record 152 passes without an interception.
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 20:19:24 -0800
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.
Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:25:13 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is currently in his best four-game stretch of his career, having accounted for 11 touchdowns and zero turnovers in that span. He's averaging more than 339 yards of total offense per game. "Protecting the football is always a key each and every game going into it," Newton said. "(Offensive coordinator Rob) Chudzinski talks about it each and every week. We feel if we do that, that's one obstacle that's taken care of. We feel as if the longer this offense is on the field, the better off this team will be, and that's been true." In Week 14, the offense had an 11-minute-plus time of possession advantage against the Atlanta Falcons.
Sun, 09 Dec 2012 18:36:38 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 23 of his 35 pass attempts for 287 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 14 game win against the Atlanta Falcons. He also ran nine times for 116 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown scamper. It was his first win in four career starts against the Falcons, his hometown team. Newton is the first player in NFL history with 250-plus passing yards, 100-plus rushing yards, at least one passing touchdown and at least one rushing score in a single game.
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:51:14 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton went 15-for-27 for 232 yards and three touchdowns in Week 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He also rushed for 78 yards on seven carries in the game.
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:42:52 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (wrist) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 30, and is listed as probable for Week 13.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:52:10 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (wrist) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 29.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:55:08 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (wrist) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 07:04:22 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has been named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 12.
Mon, 26 Nov 2012 20:54:58 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 18 of his 28 pass attempts for 306 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 12 game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Nov. 26. He also ran 14 times for a team-best 52 yards and two rushing scores.
Fantasy Tip: It was Newton's first multi-TD rushing performance since Week 13 last season. It was also just his third 300-yard passing game of the season. He remains a useful fantasy option in deeper leagues, but he is no longer considered a must-start unless he turns in games like this more regularly.
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 17:47:31 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 16 of his 29 pass attempts for 252 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in the Week 11 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also ran 11 times for 40 yards.
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 07:19:32 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was put under duress, hit or sacked on 19 of his 45 dropbacks (42.2 percent) in Week 10 - the highest single-game percentage and total for Newton this season.
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 18:03:40 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 21 of his 36 pass attempts for 241 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in Week 10 against the Denver Broncos. He also ran four times for just seven yards. Newton fumbled once, but was able to recover and he was sacked for a safety. In total, Newton was sacked seven times, which was a season high.
Thu, 08 Nov 2012 07:45:59 -0800
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is 27-9 against former No. 1 picks in the NFL Draft. Manning, the No. 1 overall pick in 1998, plays fellow top pick Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton in Week 10.
Sun, 04 Nov 2012 17:19:01 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 13 of his 23 pass attempts for 201 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 9 against the Washington Redskins. He also ran eight times for 37 yards and a touchdown in a battle between the past two college football Heisman Trophy winners.
Sat, 03 Nov 2012 08:33:57 -0700
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III has more carries on designed-run plays than any other quarterback in the league this season. Griffin has 41 designed-run plays, averaging 4.7 yards per carry. Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton ranks second in the league in designed-run plays for quarterbacks. He has 34 designed-run plays, averaging 5.4 yards per carry.
Sun, 28 Oct 2012 13:37:22 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Cam Newton completed 20 of his 39 passes for 314 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions in a Week 8 loss against the Chicago Bears. Newton also carried five times for 37 yards, and he fumbled twice but did not lose any.
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 09:15:35 -0700
Several Carolina Panthers coaches and players agree with ousted general manager Marty Hurney's assessment that there is a leadership void in the team's locker room. After being fired Monday, Oct. 22, Hurney suggested more players need to "step and up and say enough is enough" when it comes to losing games. "I think Marty hit the nail on the head," QB Cam Newton said. Newton added the team has leadership to an extent, but "it's not enough consistently." Head coach Ron Rivera added, "Not enough guys have stepped up. There's the inability that some people have to do that, but those that have it need to step up and put it on the line."
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 05:07:54 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton said he does not believe the amount of criticism he has received this season is based on his race. Former NFL QB Warren Moon came out recently and said race could be a factor. "I haven't heard (Moon's) remarks, but when it comes to race and this game, I don't think there is none at all," Newton said.
Wed, 24 Oct 2012 07:17:29 -0700
Former NFL QB Warren Moon believes Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is getting too much of the blame for the team's struggles this season and claims race could be a factor. "I heard somebody compare him to Vince Young. It's the same old crap - it's always a comparison of one black to another black. I get tired of it. I get tired of defending it," Moon said. "If you want to compare him to someone because of his demeanor, compare him to Jay Cutler. There are a lot of guys who whine and moan. Cam's not biting anybody's head off or pushing his linemen. He's just disgruntled, and not handling losing well, because, think about it, he basically didn't lose in college," Moon added.
Sun, 21 Oct 2012 17:12:18 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, frustrated by losing, said Sunday, Oct. 21, that "something's going to have to change." The Panthers slipped to 1-5 after a Week 7 loss to the Dallas Cowboys. "Whether it's me, I don't know. Whether it's the coordinator, I don't know. Whether it's the players overall, I don't know," Newton said. Newton finished 21-of-37 for 233 yards, one touchdown and one interception, and he led the team in rushing with 64 yards on six rushes. Newton also lost a fumble.
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 07:53:18 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton said he is feeling refreshed following the bye week. Newton did plenty of self-evaluation during the time off, in addition to having a conversation with his father that helped him have a deeper appreciation for the job. "One thing he said was it's easy for a leader to stand out when you're 4-1," Newton said. "But it takes a courageous leader to stand up and still lead the troops to victory when you're 1-4." Newton said after the talk with his father that he realizes now that he got away from "the small things, preparing for each and every game, valuing each and every possession."
Thu, 11 Oct 2012 06:45:47 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton's father, Cecil Newton, said he has been bothered with how the quarterback has dealt with the media following losses and needs to change how he handles adversity. "He's probably not dealing with it the best way in terms of the way the public sees it, and some people see it is as immature," Cecil said. "Cam is an intense player who's committed his whole heart to winning. I think the immature action is the opposite. If Cam didn't care that'd be immature and cause for concern."
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 11:41:39 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera will evaluate the entire offense after their 1-4 start to the season. QB Cam Newton completed just 41.4 percent of his passes for 141 yards in the team's Week 5 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, which are both career lows for Newton. The team won't be making a change at quarterback, but they will likely make some changes to their strategy during their bye week in Week 6.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:12:32 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he believes QB Cam Newton is pressing during games and is looking to make downfield throws when other receivers are open on underneath routes. "I think he's pressing, personally I do. He wants to make things happen so much," Rivera said Monday. "He's trying very hard to do those things, do the right things. It's all part of him developing as a football player."
Sun, 07 Oct 2012 17:03:42 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton took responsibility after the team's Week 5 loss against the Seattle Seahawks, saying he hasn't been playing good football. He completed just 12 of his 29 pass attempts for 141 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. He did lead the team in rushing with 42 yards on seven rushes. The 190 yards were the first by a Panthers team since head coach Ron Rivera took over as head coach before last season.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:48:37 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 15 of his 24 pass attempts for 215 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 4 loss against the Atlanta Falcons. He also managed nine runs for a team-high 86 yards and a score.
Sat, 29 Sep 2012 06:54:34 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton is 0-11 when he throws an interception in a game. Newton's record is 7-1 when he doesn't throw a pick.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:59:49 -0700
The Carolina Panthers are reportedly "privately concerned" about the mental makeup of QB Cam Newton after he pouted on the sidelines after being pulled from a Week 3 loss to the New York Giants. Newton has put in time with a "mind coach" to help him adjust to the expectations that have been put upon him.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:08:16 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith said he talked with QB Cam Newton after Newton was sulking on the sidelines after being pulled from the game Week 3. "I lit into him because I thought it was an opportunity for him to see and understand what was going on. This is more than about playing football. It's about becoming a man and understanding what this is," Smith said.
Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:07:30 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton tossed three interceptions and rushed for only six yards on six carries in the team's Week 3 loss to the New York Giants Thursday, Sept. 20.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 05:40:59 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he understands QB Cam Newton adds a dimension to the offense as a runner; however, Rivera does have concerns Newton runs too often at times. "A lot of the runs that we have are calculated. He's reading for the most part as to whether or not it's a good idea to hand it off or keep it," Rivera said. "But it doesn't hurt my feelings when he hands it off, though. I'm going to be honest. I do worry about him when he's out there."
Sun, 16 Sep 2012 17:15:27 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 14-of-20 passes for 253 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. He also led the team with a career high 71 rushing yards on 13 attempts, finding the end zone one time on the ground. Newton lost one fumble. The Panthers are 6-1 over the past two seasons in games in which Newton does not throw an interception.
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:24:02 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton would not discuss Wednesday, Sept. 12, being on the bounty list of the New Orleans Saints. He said "that's in the past," as he gets ready to face the Saints in Week 2.
Sun, 09 Sep 2012 22:49:57 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 23-of-33 passes for 303 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also ran five times for just four yards.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 22:29:06 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton completed 24-of-38 passes for 375 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in two starts last season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team's Week 1 opponent. He also rushed 20 times for 119 yards and four scores.
Tue, 04 Sep 2012 21:09:30 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday, Sept. 4, that there will be no restrictions on QB Cam Newton in the running game. Newton is especially expected to be a threat to run in the red zone.
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 04:52:01 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was 6-of-15 passing for 60 yards and a touchdown and also lost a fumble in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26.
Sun, 26 Aug 2012 21:51:03 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said Sunday, Aug. 26, that QB Cam Newton and the first-teamers will probably play one series in the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.