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Did Cam Newton Try to Kick the Ball in SB 50?

Feb 7, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) grabs a loose ball ahead of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 7, 2016; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Denver Broncos outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) grabs a loose ball ahead of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl 50 at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Voices cried out on condemning Cam Newton after the second, yes, second forced strip by the elusive Von Miller of the Denver Broncos.

Many cried out that QB Cam Newton should have gone after the football, specifically, diving on the ball.

However, the shot that was repeatedly shown during the game was not the best shot to see what actually occurred.

Here’s to clearing the slate AND giving credit where credit is due – to Calm. Collective. CAM.

AND here’s to the next run. #runfor51.

Video # 1 (Critics) Youtube—“What Would You Do If You Were in Cam Newton’s Shoes? SimFBallCritic

Video #2, #3 (# 3 shows the OTHER angle of the play in question)

Panthers vs. Broncos: Super Bowl 50| First Half Mic’d

Panthers vs. Broncos: Super Bowl 50| Second Half Mic’d

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mfw21aJKn0

NFL

***(Forward to about 6:00 mark to see the play in question– You can clearly see Cam’s foot going forward in an attempt to kick the ball away from Ware #94).***

Cam Newton Explains Why He Didn’t Dive on Fumble in 4th Quarter

The Fumble

Video #4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXE1WjOEUjg

Charlotte Observer’s Joe Person had tweeted Cam saying that he didn’t dive on the fumble because of the way his leg was that, his leg could have been “contorted.”

Cam’s effort was criticized.

Cam continued to say: “As long as my teammates know,..coaches know, anybody that follows this team knows…”

“At the end of the day what’s already understood shouldn’t even have to be said.” “Pretty much everything that’s been said about us is fluff.” “We are professional athletes.” “We will be back.”

But his leg would’ve been in the mix following what the video evidence seems to suggest.

Cam goes on to say that it wasn’t because of that fumble that the Panthers lost the game.

CAM & Kickball –Here’s to setting the record straight.

Cam can be seen at charity events playing the sport kickball.

But after close examination from a different angle, Cam can also be seen going to kick the ball after the fumble but then backs off after he knew that he couldn’t get to the ball in time after DeMarcus Ware #94 quickly pounces.

Cam in one of his post-superbowl interviews said that he’s not a conformist. “I’m here to win football games.” “My fans know what’s real. I leave everything else out on the field. I prepare the right way. I have a mentality—a standard I set for myself. And I’m not going to bend nor break.” “We had an unbelievable, great season.” –ESPN


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