Newton calls for change in Carolina
Quarterback Cam Newton voiced his displeasure with the Carolina Panthers after a 19-14 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, suggesting that something needed to change with the team.
"The past couple of games it's been the same script by the same director. It's kind of getting boring... This taste, this vibe, I'm not buying it, man. And I don't know what it is. Something's going to have to change. Something going to have to change real fast," Newton said. "We just find a way to keep the game close, and, you know, just wait to see what happens at the end. I'm getting tired of it and that's not a formula to win. Domination is a formula to win."
When a reporter asked Newton what can be done to fix the team, he replied, I'm going to bring in a suggestion box and I want your suggestions to be in that suggestion box because I sure don't know. I really don't. I wish I could tell you, but the only thing I control, sweetheart, is myself."
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Panthers' head coach Ron Rivera has come under fire for conservative decision making this season, including a decision to punt on 4th and 1 in opposing territory with a one point lead in week four. The Panthers went on to lose that game, and many have pointed to that decision, and Rivera's decision making at-large, as a key reason why the Panthers have started the season 1-5.
Newtown has also struggled this season after winning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honours in 2011. He has complete 80 passes on 136 attempts, and thrown just four touchdowns to five interceptions.