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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Cam Newton was struck by something most people probably didn't notice on Monday night as he watched New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees break the NFL record for career passing yards. It had nothing to do with the milestone. It ...

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Old 10-13-2018, 11:24 AM   #1
 
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Scam Newton isn't a fan of the words

Cam Newton was struck by something most people probably didn't notice on Monday night as he watched New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees break the NFL record for career passing yards.

It had nothing to do with the milestone.

It was the number of words in a playcall, which the Carolina Panthers quarterback shared with offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

"I'm not the best playcaller," Newton said. "Calling a play shouldn't be a paragraph. Brees called a play and I was like, 'Nah.' Then I told Norv we're going to have to call a one-liner ... Panther. Tepper. Rivera. Something.

"I be in the huddle. I'm already tired. I ain't got time to be saying this that, the third, the third, the third, ready, ready, break. You only get so much time."

The topic came up as Newton talked about the return of Panthers Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen, who re-fractured his right foot in the season opener, for Sunday's Week 6 game at the Washington Redskins. Not only is Olsen a security blanket for Newton as a receiver, but he apparently helps the 2015 NFL MVP call plays.

"I call him the dictator in the huddle," Newton said. "I really have problems calling plays, even in Year 8. He just helps me."

Olsen said Newton was "being generous," that he doesn't help more than anybody else.

But Turner, 66, admitted Newton isn't the first quarterback to claim his plays are too long, and he has made an effort to shorten them.

"There's a fine line between making sure everybody knows what to do and making the calls as short as possible," Turner said. "When you have a lot of rotating players as we've had on the offensive line and at a lot of other positions, sometimes you add another word to make sure the guy knows what he's supposed to do."

"They can be a little long sometimes," said Panthers wide receiver Jarius Wright, who was in Turner's system with the Minnesota Vikings for 2½ years before coming to Carolina. "It can be hard getting used to.

"Sometimes [Newton] kind of mumbles over the words. But we know the offense and Cam knows what's going on. He might no
t be able to say the plays easy. Trust me, there's some paragraphs out there."

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Old 10-13-2018, 01:32 PM   #2
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Re: Scam Newton isn't a fan of the words

Who knew speaking words out loud was this Superman's kryptonite?!

What a joke...
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:55 PM   #3
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Re: Scam Newton isn't a fan of the words

one...two...three... hey Greg what comes after three...

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