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Like most people i thought Newton was going to be a major bust. Then he stormed onto the feild breaking records, showing his dynamic ability to run, and showing he can move to a pro style offense. But is he a for real thing?? I saw the pro bowl and even though no one really tries he had trouble and was very inaccurate. So is Newton the real deal? Can he be the franchise QB? And most importantly can he lead his team to a super bowl?

What do you think?

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Yeah I seen the same thing, and I even said something to one of my friends...I said "When Newtons option to run isnt there and he is forced to throw, the throws are really off and the ones that are in range of reciever are not right on the "numbers" as others say. So Yeah I agree it looked rough for him out there. and I honestly dont know if he is Franchise Material

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I think he is for real. As long as his offensive coordinator can put him in an offense that plays to his strengths, he will be fine. Not only is he a good runner, but he also showed some real good accuracy and arm strength during the season too. I can't stay if he will lead his team to a Super Bowl or not because that depends on many factors, most of which are out of his control. Personally, I think he is for real. However, it is too early to tell. I think if he does well next year, then that will confirm it. If he does poorly next year, then his 3rd year is his make or break season

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He was the only one playing it like a really game. The AFC team actually got mad at the NFC for their antics. That what the field reporters were saying the AFC coaches and players were saying.

To be fair, I bet the opposing players were getting tired of that big grin of his. He smiles more than Hines Ward. Seriously.

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To be fair, I bet the opposing players were getting tired of that big grin of his. He smiles more than Hines Ward. Seriously.

He always does have a big grin. What's he smiling for? Dude you play for the Panthers. Lol just kidding Panther fans.

I guess we'll find out next season. QB's second year is often their worst.

'cept this guy. :manning:

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He always does have a big grin. What's he smiling for? Dude you play for the Panthers. Lol just kidding Panther fans.

That must be the secret to a 1st round QB - a guy who does a lot of smiling. JaMarcus Russell could have benefited from some of that.

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He was the only one playing it like a really game. The AFC team actually got mad at the NFC for their antics. That what the field reporters were saying the AFC coaches and players were saying.

ya freeney almost got him on the play he tried, almost got them young legs, pretty happy by the pursuit and speed by DFree

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