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Team Report Cards: Panthers Need More Than Just Cam
It was supposed to be a resurgence for the Panthers with their do-it-all QB, but struggles early in the season derailed their chances.  This team is just a few good pieces away from being a contender, but what are those pieces?
 
 

Carolina Panthers

2012 Record: 7-9

 

Grade: C+

 

The Good:

 

    • - Last year's top draft choice, LB Luke Kuechly, was named Defensive Rookie of the Year
  • - They ended the season on a promising 4-game winning streak
  • - After a slow start, QB Cam Newton produced 14 TDs in the final 6 games of the season

 

 

The Bad:

 

  • - Failed to play to early season expectations by opening 2-6
  • - RBs DeAnglo Willams and Jonathan Stewart failed to deliver on their big contracts
  • - Sophomore Jinx: QB Newton’s TD passes, completion percentage, and yards all dipped last year

 

 

The Future:

  • - Draft Position #14: DT Star Lotulelei or DT Sheldon Richardson
    • - Free Agent Targets: WR Darrius Heyward-Bey, CB DeAngelo Hall and OT Eric Winston
  • - Trade for: The Panthers could really use a quality veteran QB to mentor Cam Newton

 

 

Is Cam Newton an elite QB?

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  • Carolina Panthers

    May 25, 2013

    jlbird · draftee

    CAM IS THE BEST!!!!!!!

  • Carolina Panthers

    May 9, 2013

    scarymosquito5 · draftee

    panthers goin all the way

  • Carolina Panthers

    May 8, 2013

    rayshaunhayes · draftee

    com on cam

  • Carolina Panthers

    April 19, 2013

    searchutoy2 · draftee

    Cam is good what im looking forward to is Carolina shocking the NFL

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 16, 2013

    pivot7804 · draftee

    Cam's good but not a ELITE QB!!!

  • Carolina Panthers

    April 13, 2013

    nflrocks617 · practice squad

    They can do good.

  • New York Giants

    April 8, 2013

    giantsrock534 · draftee

    @Tri Kansas City has Matt.

  • Buffalo Bills

    April 8, 2013

    triva7 · rookie

    Draft Barkley

  • Detroit Lions

    April 7, 2013

    youngzj · rookie

    I like the play 60 commercial with cam.

  • Detroit Lions

    April 7, 2013

    youngzj · rookie

    mercial with cam.

  • Minnesota Vikings

    April 6, 2013

    johnjohn55709 · draftee

    They should keep Caam

  • Kansas City Chiefs

    April 5, 2013

    texanfan53 · practice squad

    they should get justin hunter out of tennese

  • Baltimore Ravens

    April 3, 2013

    ravnsdabomb · draftee

    decent but not even close

  • New England Patriots

    April 2, 2013

    jakester111213 · draftee

    they should draft barkely for competion or backup

  • Denver Broncos

    April 1, 2013

    colin22222 · draftee

    Worst qb ever

  • Green Bay Packers

    April 1, 2013

    awesomenubnub · 2nd string

    Cam Newton is good but definatly not elite.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    April 1, 2013

    steal81 · draftee

    boo cam

  • New England Patriots

    April 1, 2013

    irockdemjordans · draftee

    he isnt elite elite but he is elite

  • Atlanta Falcons

    March 31, 2013

    mmm49 · draftee

    i'm with jarbear52

  • Atlanta Falcons

    March 31, 2013

    mmm49 · draftee

    perfect sence

  • Detroit Lions

    March 31, 2013

    dlions1515 · veteran

    I like the play 60 commercial with cam.

  • Miami Dolphins

    March 31, 2013

    yemen · 2nd string

    cam is bad he needs to play good all the time!

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    March 30, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    He is an elite QB but he dosnt have any other good players except Smith

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    March 30, 2013

    allprobrady · veteran

    I agree with ffbrock.

  • Miami Dolphins

    March 30, 2013

    popiepopman · draftee

    cam newton

  • Cleveland Browns

    March 30, 2013

    ffbrock · rookie

    cam cant do it allon

  • Arizona Cardinals

    March 30, 2013

    gav1235 · practice squad

    cam can run + throw = elite man

  • Atlanta Falcons

    March 30, 2013

    falconrusher1503 · draftee

    he's oka

  • San Francisco 49ers

    March 30, 2013

    collinkaepernick · draftee

    yes they do

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 30, 2013

    vp7 · draftee

    yes they do

  • Kansas City Chiefs

    March 30, 2013

    3dog12 · draftee

    @saintsrule thank you man

  • Houston Texans

    March 30, 2013

    houstonfan7117 · draftee

    can't believe that more people think that Cammy is an elite qb

  • Indianapolis Colts

    March 30, 2013

    djm124 · draftee

    Cam, don't run for touchdowns yourself pass or use running backs for a change

  • Indianapolis Colts

    March 30, 2013

    djm124 · draftee

    to me Cam's overrated

  • Jacksonville Jaguars

    March 30, 2013

    jarbear52 · draftee

    yes, he has speed and a great arm

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 30, 2013

    Rex22222 · draftee

    they should keep cam, just get a better Rb, WRs, and a better defense and special teams., but everything else is good, they just had a bad year.

  • New Orleans Saints

    March 30, 2013

    saintsrule99980 · draftee

    cam should go to the kanas city cheifs

  • New England Patriots

    March 29, 2013

    lovethem · draftee

    love parios

  • New England Patriots

    March 29, 2013

    patsfan8783 · draftee

    Hes real

  • Denver Broncos

    March 29, 2013

    xlviichampion · draftee

    He Will Be Good if they get WR

  • Dallas Cowboys

    March 29, 2013

    58auten · draftee

    they need another WR

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 29, 2013

    Ravensflow · practice squad

    Cam will get more than C-

  • New York Giants

    March 29, 2013

    newyorkgiants101 · rookie

    i love cam!!!!!!!

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 29, 2013

    Caidan18 · draftee

    Cam is the man

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 29, 2013

    Ravensflow · practice squad

    Need less than Cam

  • Baltimore Ravens

    March 29, 2013

    ravennation808 · draftee

    agree 123gopats14 when you say elite QB peyton manning, tom brady and joe flacco best

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 29, 2013

    kalil75 · practice squad

    Cam slumped this season but if next season he does good i will vote yes but until then my vote is no

  • Detroit Lions

    March 29, 2013

    rush886 · 2nd string

    CAMM!!!!!!!

  • Cleveland Browns

    March 29, 2013

    coopthehoop · draftee

    Pretty good

  • Dallas Cowboys

    March 29, 2013

    mrtomlandry · draftee

    Go Cam

  • New England Patriots

    March 29, 2013

    123gopats14 · 2nd string

    He is NOT elite

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 29, 2013

    jarmirjagr · draftee

    YES CAMMY IS

  • New York Jets

    March 29, 2013

    fermot · practice squad

    newton is ok but theres room for improvment

  • Minnesota Vikings

    March 29, 2013

    henry1212 · 2nd string

    CAM NEWTON IS BEAST

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    March 29, 2013

    tampatnop · draftee

    yeas

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 29, 2013

    emily62400 · draftee

    Cam Newton is a good QB