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Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

Posted on: May 15, 2011 3:53 pm
Edited on: May 15, 2011 5:32 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

The motif of post-draft quarterback analysis this offseason has been, How will the rookie signal-callers learn their first NFL system if there are no offseason team activities?

Of all the rookie quarterbacks, Cam Newton’s mental develoK. Dorsey (US Presswire)pment will be followed the closest. The No. 1 overall pick and highest-profile NCAA player in 2010 has drawn scrutiny for his unproven football IQ (remember Newton telling Jon Gruden before the draft about Auburn’s playbook being number-coded?).

In continuing that scrutiny, we pass along the report from Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer that Newton is learning his playbook at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL with the help of former NFL quarterbacks Chris Weinke and Ken Dorsey.

Weinke, you recall, played for the Panthers. Dorsey may not be as snazzy a mentor as Brett Favre, but his contributions are noteworthy because he played for current Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski at the University of Miami (and briefly in Cleveland, as well). Thus, Dorsey knows most of Carolina’s new offensive system.

“It’s a lot of material that I do not know, but each day I’m going in and learning something,” Newton told the Associated Press. “So by the time . . . the lockout is lifted and I get a chance to talk to Chudzinski and (QB coach Mike) Shula and meet back up with the team, I’ll be on top of my game.”

Newton recently told reporters that he’s putting in 12-hour days at the IMG Academy.

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Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: May 17, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

im excited about this oppurtunity in carolina time for us build on cam with a good running game add a reciever(plaxico) haha we'll see but the chance is there time to seize and move on



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: May 17, 2011 11:49 am
 

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

now he can get a legal paycheck. lol.



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: May 17, 2011 11:48 am
 

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

$CAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: May 17, 2011 11:11 am
 

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

I've been a criticizer of a lot of what Newton has done but this is a promising sign. He didn't hire the blockbuster NFL greats which would get press attention and people buzzing, he hired some (probably) down to earth guys that know the system and the plays well. That's what will help him most right now. He doesn't need a guy helping him throw the long ball or working on mechanics. With his athleticism, the toughest thing will be learning the system and knowing how to use it, cleaning up his game can come next.



Since: May 17, 2011
Posted on: May 17, 2011 10:43 am
 

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

 Clearly you blokes don't understand that the qb's in question are there to help Newton with the overall Scheme, concepts and language. They didn't need to be all pro to help him with that. Good for newton, it's got to help during this @&$!!?? Lockout period.




Since: May 16, 2011
Posted on: May 16, 2011 10:16 pm
 

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

The Quarterback position is to complex for Newton. Lets put this in perspective.  In Auburn they had to call their plays by using the number system.  Mostly out of the shot gun, cause half the time Cam didnt know what the hell was going on.  So he would run around and try to make something happen.  You can get away with that in High school and College.  Not in the NFL. The guys has got the IQ of a fourth grader and the ego to speed up his inevitable faliure.  Agreed " One of the biggest bust in NFL history".



Since: Aug 17, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2011 6:13 pm
 

Cam Newton working with former NFL QBs

I'm glad to see he's working out with former NFL Qb's! Because he will join that list in the 4-5 years!


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