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Cam Newton: “Don’t classify us as a good team”

The Panthers lost Sunday in Charlotte to the Vikings to drop to 2-6 on the season.

Cam Newton is evaluating his offense – and is quiet harsh in his assessment of the unit he’s leading, despite good numbers.

“At the end of the day, you still have to look in the mirror and ask yourself, ‘Are you going to get the job done or what are you going to do?’ ” Newton said. “The saying is, ‘Some do, some don’t. Some come through in the clutch, some don’t.’ You look at our record and it says a lot.

“I don’t classify us as a good team. Actions speak way louder than words. If you consider yourself a good team, you have to be able to do things.”

“Yeah, (Mare) missed the field goal,” said Newton. “But go back and look at our drives. We had opportunities. I’ll be damned if someone just sits up there and puts the pressure on one particular person when it was a collective loss: Offensively, defensively, special teams.”

“Three-and-out is unacceptable if you expect to win games,” said Newton. “You call yourself a high-powered offense, that’s not it.”

It’s great to see the franchise quarterback stay hungry and accept nothing less than wins.

In essence, the future is still bright for a 2-6 Panthers squad because they have a rock-solid leader who is willingly to do whatever it takes to make his team a good team – something they cannot be classified as at this moment according to their leader under center.


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