Dec. 11, 2016
Cam Newton scoffs at the importance of passing mechanics
Cam Newton recently scoffed at the thought that better passing mechanics could make him a better NFL quarterback. Yep he said it to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. Click right here to read the article and see Cam Newton making the comments.
As a Carolina Panthers fan and a fan of Cam Newton I find this very disturbing. I have been a NFL fan since the 1970's and been a paid writer about the sport for over 10 years. Cam Newton's passing mechanics suck, they just do.
Passing mechanics make a huge difference and it's the part of his game that Cam Newton seems to have worked the least at improving. Newton and the Panthers caught lightning in a bottle last year and Cam won the MVP. He did that because his running opened up the offense.
I also think the return of Kelvin Benjamin is actually hurting Cam Newton. Cam is relying too much on Benjamin who himself is a sloppy player. Last season when Cam had to spread the ball around he had an amazing season.
Newton is an arm thrower and his amazing strength can allow him to make great throws. His inattention to detail makes him a very inconsistent passer. Cam is already slowing down on his run game due to the beating he has taken behind a poor offensive line.
If Newton is unable or unwilling to adopt better passing skills then his career will be shortened and never reach it's potential. That Newton actually scoffed at passing mechanics is very bad in my opinion.