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Newton working with ex-Cane Ken Dorsey too

Posted on: May 23, 2011 9:47 am
Edited on: May 23, 2011 10:05 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Cam Newton has all kinds of mentors and coaches helping him get better as an NFL quarterback.

But the latest guy added to Newton's list of helpers, per Peter King of Sports Illustrated, is a pretty interesting one: ex-Miami Hurricane star Ken Dorsey.

The logic behind the combination? Well, Dorsey knows Panthers' offensive coordinator Rod Chudzinski's system pretty well, having played under "Chud" as an OC in 2001 and 2002 at Miami, as well as 2007 and 2008 with the Cleveland Browns.

"The best way to describe it is it's like an old pilot grooming a new pilot to take over his plane," said George Whitfield, another of Newton's coaches. "The old pilot's teaching him about every one of the controls in the cockpit."

This pairing is particularly interesting to me, because it's not the type of thing that Newton would be doing to get his mind, feet and body right for the long term. It seems like a move Newton is making in order to try and make an immediate impact for the Panthers in 2011.

As Clark Judge recently wrote, it's kind of unlikely that any of this year's rookie signal callers will have a tremendous impact (the lockout's hurting them the most), but it sure does look like Newton is doing his best to get a grasp on what's supposed to be an incredibly complex offensive playbook.

That should be good news for the Panthers, considering how much they just invested in Heisman winner.

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Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: May 23, 2011 8:42 pm
 

Newton working with ex-Cane Ken Dorsey too

Dorsey had a better career than Newton will. 



Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 4:13 pm
 

Newton working with ex-Cane Ken Dorsey too

blah blah blah blah. who cares about $cam



Since: Sep 24, 2008
Posted on: May 23, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Newton working with ex-Cane Ken Dorsey too

Isn't this the second time that some idiot has come out and said that Cam Newton is working out with some other has been, never was NFL quarterback. This is getting as bad as the Tiger Woods show. Who cares what Cam Newton is doing....besides having his picture taken in sun glasses and smiling.

He's not even a member of an NFL team yet and we are already making claims thath he is the second coming of God......without playing a down yet.

Get over it already. Let's what what the Ken Dorseys of the world can do to make him an NFL quarterback.....Dorsey couldn't even make himself a viable NFL quarterback.  



Since: Mar 15, 2010
Posted on: May 23, 2011 2:52 pm
 

Newton working with ex-Cane Ken Dorsey too

Hopefully Dorsey can teach him how to quickly disapear out of the league and never come back! Oh wait, he'll take care of that himself!



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 2:06 pm
 

Newton working with ex-Cane Ken Dorsey too

Tim Teabow with more speed and less experience facing defenses.

Newton is a project and all the Ken Dorsey's in the world are not going to help him.

Guys that do not read defenses in college cannot read defenses in the Pros, ask Detmer, Ware, Stewart, Klingler, Carr, and most recently Vince Young. If the Panthers want to spend all this time and money on a situational QB then let them. I feel sorry for the Panther fans but at least they get to vote with their checkbook.

Matters little though because unless you are the tightend or the defense it is facing no one likes Chudzinski's offenses anyway.



Since: Feb 4, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 1:18 pm
 

Cam Newton - taking out $400K 23% interest loans?

How is Cam Newton paying these people?



Since: Jul 31, 2009
Posted on: May 23, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Newton working with ex-Cane Ken Dorsey too

Everybody seems to be waiting for Newton to fail as a starter in the NFL.  I'm not so sure he will fail.  The Panthers are my team, and the bar is not set as high as everyone thinks.  The QB position has been a nightmare for Carolina since Delhomme left, and whatever Newton brings to the position is a bonus for a team that is used to very poor QB play! There is nowhere to go but up, and I don't believe Cam Newton is the next JaMarcus Russell. 


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