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Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:42:47 -0800
Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake has been fined $15,750 for an illegal hit on Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton Week 12.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 20:53:33 -0800
The New England Patriots defense had forced a turnover in 36 straight games entering the Week 11 game against the Carolina Panthers and QB Cam Newton Monday, Nov. 18. However, the Patriots were unable to force any turnovers, ending the NFL's longest active streak.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 14:28:08 -0800
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton tossed two interceptions in the Week 9 win against the Atlanta Falcons, snapping a three-game streak without any INTs. The good news is that he completed 23 of his 37 pass attempts for 249 yards and a touchdown, and he also ran five times for 22 yards and a score.
Fantasy Tip: Newton has re-emerged as a must-start in all fantasy leagues after a bit of a slow start, as he not only does it with his arm, but is doing it with his legs. And the Panthers have won four straight games, and Newton's confidence continues to build.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 09:07:44 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton had a passer rating of 111.6 by going 23-for-32 for 221 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 8 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Thursday, Oct. 24. Newton also ran for a team-high 50 yards on the ground and scored a touchdown. He has three straight games with a passer rating over 100 with a QBR of 85 or better. Newton was 20-for-24 for 171 yards and two touchdowns on passes 10 yards or fewer.
Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:59:25 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton has completed 35 of his 43 passes (81.3 percent) in the past two weeks, good for 446 yards and four touchdowns, without an interception. Carolina won both contests. He has completed 65.3 percent of his passes and has thrown twice as many touchdown passes as INTs this season. He credits improved preparation, aided by offensive coordinator Mike Shula, quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey and backup passer Derek Anderson.
Among the positive developments for Newton has been an enhanced ability to go through his progressions and get to his third and fourth reads. It's a work-in-progress, because Newton still holds on to the ball too long at times, according to head coach Ron Rivera, but he's seen progress.
Fantasy Tip: As Rivera notes, Newton played only one season of major college football before he declared for the NFL Draft, so it's unsurprising that the third-year QB has taken a couple of years to mature. There are still questions about his makeup, but this is a positive sign for Newton's owners, particularly those in long-term keeper leagues.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 11:50:18 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (undisclosed) left the Week 7 game for a play with an undisclosed injury. He has returned to the game.
Sun, 22 Sep 2013 18:06:49 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton tied a career high with three touchdown passes in the Week 3 win against the New York Giants. He completed 15 of his 27 passes for 223 yards, and he also ran seven times for 45 yards and a score.
Fantasy Tip: Newton and the Panthers have a bye in Week 4, so you'll need to make alternate plans.
Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:53:38 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith thinks QB Cam Newton is pressing in the early season. "What the current issue is, you have a young player pressing," Smith said. "And what do I mean by pressing? You know when a young player, a receiver, if he doesn't get a lot of passes, all of sudden instead of going down he fights for that extra yard, fumble. That's what you're seeing with Cam a little bit, I feel like, in the past game is, well, (imitates stammering) and now you got that pressing." Newton went 21-for-38 for 229 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the Week 2 loss to the Buffalo Bills. He overthrew his receivers often, however.
Fantasy Tip: Newton has been wildly inconsistent with his downfield throws, which has left his fantasy owners yearning for more. He can make things happen with his legs, but until he proves he can beat defenses deep consistently, he may be a headache in fantasy circles.
Fri, 13 Sep 2013 10:02:35 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he's not partial to running a high-octane, up-tempo offense in the NFL. The Panthers and QB Cam Newton ran a league-low 50 total plays in Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks. "I'm not quite sure what the real, true benefit is other than having a few more plays," Rivera said. "People say, 'Well, you get 75, 80 plays going faster.' You also can go 1-2-3 and out faster and put the other team back on the field faster. So which is it?" Newton also attempted only three passes of more than 10 yards down the field.
Fantasy Tip: Newton is playing in a more conservative, ball-control offense that has limited his fantasy value. However, the Panthers realize this and are planning on opening up their playbook a little more. Newton should have more success in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills defense.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 16:28:48 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: To be fair, the Panthers were facing one of the better pass defenses in the league in the Seahawks. However, expect Newton and the offense to attempt to stretch the field more often, beginning in Week 2. This should benefit Steve Smith, Greg Olsen and the other receiving options.
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:58:36 -0700
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said he wants the team's team passing game to be more aggressive than it was Week 1. QB Cam Newton only threw for 125 yards Week 1 and only three of his passes traveled more than 10 yards in the air.
Fantasy Tip: Newton should have better passing games moving forward if the team calls for more downfield passes. He should be considered a matchup-based play until he gets into a rhythm but likely will be an every-week starter based on where he was drafted.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:11:05 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton and the first-team offense has scored only one touchdown in eight series over two preseason games so far. The one touchdown came on a short field (18 yards) after a defensive interception. Their other seven series have produced four punts, two field goals and an interception. Newton completed only eight of his 17 passes for 112 yards Thursday, Aug. 15. RB DeAngelo Williams had 12 carries for 39 yards, but offensive coordinator Mike Shula kept his play calls conservative.
Fantasy Tip: Shula probably isn't showing his full hand in the preseason, but it's not good to see the Panthers offense struggling the way it has. Still, it's way early and they haven't had time to settle into games, so don't be too alarmed. Jonathan Stewart has missed time due to injury, too.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:54:52 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Ted Ginn Jr. was targeted seven times in the preseason opener, but he hauled in just one pass. In the second preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15, against the Philadelphia Eagles, Ginn was targeted three times and he posted two catches for 39 yards, with both throws coming from starting QB Cam Newton.
Fantasy Tip: Ginn still has a long way to go until he can be trusted as a regular fantasy receiver again, but he should get chances in Charlotte. Entering the regular season, his fantasy value remains limited to those formats which also include individual return yardage.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:49:50 -0700
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.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners shouldn't be too terribly concerned, at least not yet. The Panthers have been starting slowly under Rivera the past couple of years, but Newton remains a legitimate No. 1 fantasy option heading into the regular season. If you drafted him, remember, these are just preseason games. If you're thinking about drafting him, remember, these are just preseason games.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 18:25:35 -0700
Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula made it clear during training camp that he wants to run a balanced offense that takes advantage of all of the team's talent at the skill positions. The read option may only be a small part of the team's offense. "You can't just rely on (RB DeAngelo Williams) and (RB Jonathan Stewart), running the football and you can't just rely on (QB Cam Newton)," Shula said. "We have to spread that out. Hopefully, in doing that, with the guys that we have here personnel wise, we can keep teams off balance and make them understand they're going to have to account for everybody on every part of the field."
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:23:50 -0700
The Carolina Panthers expect QB Cam Newton to improve in his third season, although they aren't ready to approach a contract extension with him. "He's really physically gifted obviously," general manager Dave Gettleman said. "He's gotten better and he keeps improving. What you're looking for is ascension, and he consistently does it. He's had a good training camp. It's a maturation process." Newton threw two interceptions in practice Tuesday, July 30, but he's been impressive in camp other than that.
Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:38:25 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton, WR Steve Smith and TE Greg Olsen have all come out in support of testing for human growth hormone, something currently not done in the NFL. "Whatever the NFL decides to do I'm all for it, whether HGH testing or any testing," Newton said. "I'll be prepared to do the test." Olsen also called it good for the game, and Smith said he is all for weeding out the cheaters.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:21:17 -0700
Carolina Panthers RB Mike Tolbert said he notices a change in QB Cam Newton from last season and described him as more vocal.
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:14:18 -0700
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."
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:10:34 -0700
Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula said the team will be using the plays that QB Cam Newton has been successful with because they want his comfort level to be high. "We want his comfort level the highest it's ever been," Shula said. "We looked at the things we've done our first two years. The things we do well, we want to continue to build on. The other stuff, we look at how we can do it better or get rid of it. We're looking at different ways for him to think faster and play faster on the field."
Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:08:06 -0700
Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula indicated the offense could use less verbiage at times in the huddle because the team wants to take some of the burden off QB Cam Newton. "The more words you have in your play calling, the easier it is on everyone else because the quarterback basically is telling them what to do. Fewer words help the quarterbacks because he doesn't have to say as much. This offense can get very wordy. So we're trying to massage it so he doesn't have to call long plays all the time and put more of the burden on some of the other players. It will help not being in the huddle all that long," Shula said.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:19:57 -0700
The Carolina Panthers did not run many zone-read OTAs. The option package will be de-emphasized under new offensive coordinator Mike Shula.
Fantasy Tip: Great idea, since Cam Newton struggled in those plays early last season. The switch that was flipped in Newton's stats column was prompted by Carolina easing up on the zone-read. Expect the typical erratic statistical distribution among the backfield, but Newton should have another fine year with his increased time as a pocket passer. He'll cost plenty in drafts.
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 10:25:01 -0700
Carolina Panthers WRs Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell are locked in at the top two spots. Ted Ginn Jr. has stood out during minicamp, catching several deep passes from Cam Newton. Armanti Edwards looks more comfortable playing the position. Ginn and Edwards will compete with Kealoha Pilares, Joe Adams and David Gettis for roster spots and reps.
Fantasy Tip: It's hard to trust Ginn finally developing into a full-fledged catcher, but there's big-play potential here in what could be a surprisingly productive passing system. Greg Olsen's presence limits the availability of secondary targets, but waiver-wire scroungers in deep leagues will watch this play out during the season.
Fri, 31 May 2013 07:18:46 -0700
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton said he wants to become a team captain at some point but understands that his teammates will have to vote him as one. "Team captain is solely based off of your peers," Newton said. "I'm going about it each and every day, trying to do my part to prove not only to my team, but first myself, that's a big responsibility on the field and off the field." WR Steve Smith and OT Jordan Gross are currently the team's offensive captains.
Wed, 29 May 2013 11:30:29 -0700
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."
Fantasy Tip: After starting out slow last year, Newton turned things around in the second half and matured tremendously as a quarterback. With a stellar offense line at his disposal, expect Newton to continue getting better. The added dimension that he brings to the running game makes him even more valuable as a No. 1 fantasy QB.
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.