Carolina is Zero-2 and quarterback Cam Newton desires the blame for the Panthers’ deficient begin to the 2019 season.
FILE PHOTO: Sep 12, 2019; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) walks off the sphere all over the second one quarter in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Financial institution of The us Stadium. Obligatory Credit score: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports activities
Newton ignored a couple of objectives and constantly overthrew receivers Thursday in a 20-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Newton used to be Zero-for-10 with 3 sacks in opposition to power through the Bucs in line with NFL Subsequent Gen Stats.
“Thru my lens, it’s laborious to appear defensive guys within the eyes after a recreation like this,” stated Newton. “Offensively, we didn’t dangle up our finish of the discount.
“All palms are simply pointing again to me in particular on offense.’’
Newton finished 24 of 50 go makes an attempt for 324 yards and nil touchdowns. The Panthers are Zero-2 for the primary time since 2013.
Defenses are inviting Newton to throw the ball downfield, and he’s lacking the ones possibilities. He’s Four-of-15 on throws that trip greater than 15 yards downfield.
“I need to be higher,” Newton stated. “It doesn’t matter what bodily situation I’m in. It doesn’t matter what foot, shoulder … I didn’t get the process accomplished, and it’s irritating. I want I may just say one thing rather then that, however that’s the truth. I’m a brutally truthful particular person with folks, and I’m a brutally truthful particular person with myself. And it’s time for me to appear myself within the replicate and perform a little actual soul-searching, as a result of I had alternatives this night and I didn’t get it accomplished.”
Newton stated his surgically repaired shoulder — and in particular his 2d operation on his proper shoulder in January — isn’t an element. Newton additionally sprained his foot within the 3rd preseason recreation for the Panthers in August.
“I say it always,” Newton stated. “Occasionally, you end up in a blender, and the one particular person that may get your self out is your self.”
—Box Degree Media