The Carolina Panthers and Fantasy Football owners alike have been waiting for quarterback Cam Newton to prove his worth this season. The good news is he will get a great opportunity to do just that on Sunday when the Panthers take on the Minnesota Vikings.
The 24-year-old has only passed for more than 300 yards in a single game once this season. The fact that he understands that his inconsistency has been an issue that has prevented the Panthers from being more successful is certainly a step in the right direction.
“For me, I feel I have to be more consistent,” Newton said, according to Panthers.com. “Whether it’s the obvious (things) or just something like carrying out my fake or just putting the ball a little bit more out in front of the receiver.
“When I go back and look at the (Cardinals) game, even though it wasn’t the best play in the world, I feel as though (offensive coordinator Mike) Shula has enough faith in me to know if the play is not there to throw it away. I didn’t, and it showed.”
The Vikings have allowed a whopping 326 yards through the air per contest, which means if Newton is ever going to shine this season his best chance will come in Week 6. Every team Minnesota has faced this year has taken advantage of the weak pass defense. If Carolina is unable to then the organization has to take a serious look at who is responsible for the lack of production.
I fully expect Newton to step up, correct his mistakes and have a great offensive game against the Vikings.