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www.thepanthersclub.com 2 weeks ago #607

The story of the season was his injured shoulder Youth Ian Thomas Jersey , so why did it make me optimistic for his future?"This is the whole conversation, right? The Carolina Panthers’ hope for a successful 2019 season rest entirely on the surgically repaired throwing shoulder of their star quarterback. We’ll get to the rest of the quarterback group later today, but first we’re going to spend this morning talking about what 2018 was for Cam Newton and what it meant for his future.We know that a healthy Newton is one of the best deep passers in football and that a healthy Newton is almost impossible to defend on the ground. We also know that an unhealthy Newton who can’t throw a football further than, by his own admission, 30 yards down the field isn’t going to win a professional football game.The greatest news the Panthers have received this year, the greatest news they could receive this year Stitched Ian Thomas Jersey , is that Newton is recovering well from his shoulder surgery. He posted a video of his surgeon telling him that the damage to his shoulder, this time mostly in the form of scar tissue, wasn’t as extensive as they had feared. Through various communications, word has come out that Newton has regained significant range of motion since his surgery and that he is exceeding his own preoperative expectations. That is huge coming from an athlete that has made a career of believing in his own ability to beat the odds.Newton’s shoulder injury isn’t the only story to come out of the 2018 season. In his first year working with offensive coordinator Norv Turner and quarterbacks coach Scott Turner, he showed a remarkable turn around in his ability to make plays while throwing short passes. A lot of the credit there goes to Christian McCaffrey and D.J. Moore, but Cam deserves an honorable mention for the progress on that side of his game.Newton had a reputation for throwing deep more often than was wise instead of taking easier shots to open receivers underneath. He was a home run hitter who didn’t have the appetite to take what a defense was willing to give him. But his attitude wasn’t the only thing that changed this season. Anybody who has been watching the Panthers since Cam’s rookie year will remember seeing a lot of designed short passes and check downs sail off or over the hands of Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert. He threw rockets and never seemed comfortable with the touch required to turn a short pass into a consistent and formidable weapon.His health is the story to watch this offseason Youth Rashaan Gaulden Jersey , but the successes that he did have in 2018 are the reason to believe he has a chance of coming back better than ever. That was one of the dumbest and luckiest games of football I have ever seen the Carolina Panthers play. Let’s make that clear up front. This column isn’t sunshine and roses because a win is a win this week. Captain Colin Jones, with key assists from DJ Moore and Curtis Samuel, made sure that a punt was not a bad play. Graham Gano kicked lights out, including that game winner that might have taken the lights out at a dome. The rest would be concerning if the Panthers had suffered another conference loss yesterday. Instead, there is hope that the litany of mistakes can merely be instructional.We’ll talk more as the week goes on about how many questionable decisions were made by Norv Turner, Ron Rivera Stitched Rashaan Gaulden Jersey , and Cam Newton against the New York Giants. An octopus on a slip-n-slide could have won a three-legged race more gracefully than the Panthers beat the Giants yesterday. It happens. The NFL is weird and the Cleveland Browns keep taking folks to overtime to remind them just in case they forgot. To harp on the down day for the defense or the uncharacteristic miscommunications between Ian Thomas and Cam that led to two turnovers would do a disservice to the great potential the Panthers demonstrated yesterday.Christian McCaffrey didn’t break the game, but he had a couple of runs that made you hold your breath just in case he did. He has that potential that every fan and coach wants on their team: the run-away speed that can ruin a defense that makes even a single mistake. It’s exciting to watch in a way that even DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart weren’t —not quite— in their primes. He’s a reliable Ted Ginn, Jr.What’s more, the Panthers put the ball in the hands of rookie DJ Moore and second year wide receiver Curtis Samuel with space to move. I held my breath the same way I did for McCaffrey. These kids have the speed we hoped they would. Half the credit for their big plays goes to the Giants for putting on a clinic for poor tackling. Their speed was on full display in that much traffic, though. Imagine what it would look like in the secondary.It’s been a long time since the Panthers have had a player with the home run ability of McCaffrey. I don’t think they have ever had two players in that mold. If all three of these guys work out; if McCaffrey, Samuel Youth Donte Jackson Jersey , and Moore can all earn the trust of the coaches; if they each can force Turner’s hand into giving them significant roles in the game plan week in and week out then the Panthers offense is going to be a show worth watching.Their speed in front of the threat that is Cam Newton is not something that the NFL is made to handle. Devin Funchess can continue to settle into his role as a reliable contributor, a 1b to Greg Olsen’s 1a when he returns (possibly next week!). The Panthers can use those guys to move the chains while pinning safeties impossibly far back in fear of the three actual jungle cats the Panthers have masquerading as offensive skill players. It won’t work out quite that way, of course, but the players are finally there. They could do it.I don’t know if Turner is the right coordinator for that job. I don’t know if Rivera is an aggressive enough coach to even want that kind of ability to chew up yards and score touchdowns. I do know the Panthers flashed the potential for an unstoppable offense yesterday. Weird things happen in the NFL, so I’m happy to give them a pass for this game. For now. We’ll see if they can take advantage of their talent and stop manufacturing these nail biting finishes.That’s how they become relevant in the post season. That’s how 2015 happened. It’s worth it, even if that means no longer having some of the greatest calls of the week Stitched Donte Jackson Jersey , like this one, courtesy of the Spanish language broadcast team:
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