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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; "Panthers head coach Ron Rivera hasn't ruled out shutting down Newton for the season. The team should do what's best for Newton's long-term health and that could be ending his season on Injured Reserve." He's been on a snap count ...

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Old 12-19-2018, 05:04 AM   #1
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"Panthers head coach Ron Rivera hasn't ruled out shutting down Newton for the season. The team should do what's best for Newton's long-term health and that could be ending his season on Injured Reserve."

He's been on a snap count for weeks. His shoulder is not getting better. Backup is Taylor Heinicke.

I think Cam is done for the season. We have been torched by backups before and it's fairly common storyline this season around the NFL. Backup catches fire for a couple of games. Have to handle the Steelers but if we don't, we'll likely be facing a greasy stick of dynamite.
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If he was truly injured all along and Coach RR played him anyway, that speaks volumes on how that organization is run. Cam's career may be shortened as a result.
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The only thing ruining Cam's career is Cam.

Did you see him jawing instead of calling a timeout? He's turning into Jaemis Winston
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If he was truly injured all along and Coach RR played him anyway, that speaks volumes on how that organization is run. Cam's career may be shortened as a result.
We did the same thing with Brooks. Almost identical situation where early, win a bunch of games and then the QB is hurt. Coach refuses to bench them and let them heal. Meanwhile the losses start piling up.

We had Delhomme sitting on the bench the whole time. Could have got us in the playoffs. All we needed was a couple of games. Brooks was hurt bad, probably worse than Cam. Nope. Would not bench Brooks.
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"What If" Delhomme had been allowed to play and get us into the playoffs? No Payton, No Brees possibly no Lombardi to torment Atlanta with........
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"What If" Delhomme had been allowed to play and get us into the playoffs? No Payton, No Brees possibly no Lombardi to torment Atlanta with........
And what if Delhomme won us two SB's? I get what you are saying but end of the day Brooks should have been benched. Think we were 8-0. You could tell he was not healthy, all his throws were garbage. Cam should have been benched weeks ago. He could have healed up in time to make a run.
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And what if Delhomme won us two SB's? I get what you are saying but end of the day Brooks should have been benched. Think we were 8-0. You could tell he was not healthy, all his throws were garbage. Cam should have been benched weeks ago. He could have healed up in time to make a run.
From what I read, the injury may require more than rehab. If he needs surgery his season would have been over because you're looking at extensive rehab. That said, if extensive surgery was/is required, I would have shut him down and had the procedure done ASAP in order to get him back in shape for next year.
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It’s so glaringly obvious he’s hurt. He always missed throws, but never this bad. They need to shut him down and let that shoulder heal.
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Old 12-19-2018, 08:18 AM   #9
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Here's my problem...
NFL wanting to protect the players. Well if you have a player you know is hurt and perhaps in need of surgery you shouldn't let him in the game. Simple as that.
To top it off they have nothing to play for now so let him go get better and be ready for next year... idiots
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Obviously it's n injury he can play through, but not 100%. Rez is right that you can see it on his throws. Monday was their chance at the playoffs, and the loss means they are now the longest of long shots.
Made sense to try for the PO, and now it makes sense to shut it down.
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