By TPR Staff

Cam Newton has absolutely no idea how to handle himself during his postgame press conferences. He blames others. He looks sullen. He dodges questions. But after Sunday’s home loss against the Dallas Cowboys, Newton reached his boiling point.

He also lost even more respect from the fans and media following his suggestions for the Panthers.

Well, in a way.

“The past couple of games have been the same script, by the same director,” Newton said. “It’s kind of getting boring. This taste, this vibe — I’m not buying it, man. And I don’t know what it is, but something’s going to have to change. Something’s going to have to change real fast.”

Newton’s frustration is understandable, to a certain degree. After winning the BCS National Championship with the Auburn Tigers on his way to the Heisman Trophy, Newton was unstoppable. But after less than a year and a half of losing with the Panthers, Newton is stymied for answers.

But what he suggested could help the team win is a bit extreme.

“We just find a way to keep the game close just to see what happens at the end,” Newton said. “I’m getting tired of it, and that’s not a formula to win. Domination is a formula to win. I’m going to bring in a suggestion box. And I want your suggestions in that suggestion box, because I sure don’t know. I really don’t.”

Really? A suggestion box? And from whom would these suggestions come? The fans? The media? His hair stylist?

I get that Newton is having a bit of a hard time adjusting to how a professional should handle himself both on and off the field. It is often a difficult transition. Carolina is 1-5 this season and once again one of the worst teams in the NFL, and Newton has suffered a bit from a sophomore slump after his record setting rookie season. The team has dropped four of their five games this season by a combined 17 points. Carolina is in many games, but they cannot find a way to close them out to lead to a victory.

Newton is right. Something has to change.

But it may need to start with Newton’s attitude, especially during press conferences.

And his poor decision making on the field may also contribute to a few more wins. The interceptions and fumbles are not going to offset the long plays and nice runs.

Not this year.

Those are rookie mistakes.

Just a suggestion…





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Readers Comments (3)

  1. avatar Brenda

    I hope another professional takes Mr.Newton aside, and instructs him on how to speak to the press. Initially, I was quite impressed but now there’s reservation.

  2. avatar Joseph Atanasio

    Cam Newton has just now discovered reality. The Media cast him as the second coming.Great and marvelous things were things predicted for the team that Cam ends up with.
    However, losing one right after another close games means the “Head Shed” has to evaluate and make a decision. Apparently,decision time has come and is in play. What we do not need is a spoiled young athlete sounding off to the media about what is wrong…Cause and effect, and…A suggestion box. Get real! Instead of whining like little Boy Blue who lost his shoe and don’t know what to find it. Well I have a suggestion…Hitch up your pants set your jaw straight and get to work! You are no longer the answer to every maiden,s prayer.Get over it! Yes,you are good. But you need to mature forget your past laurels.You still have a lot to learn and it all starts with you. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Get it done! Learn to read your opponent’s defenses. Listen to your coaches.Now shut up! Get in there and follow your coaches instructions and you canlead your team to victory.

    Nuff said


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