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Steve Smith says Cam Newton has gone “from playing checkers to …

Steve Smith says Cam Newton has gone “from playing checkers to playing chess”

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Oct 22, 2013
After a breakout rookie season, Cam Newton has struggled to find consistency over the past two seasons. After a 1-3 start to the season, it didn’t appear as though much had changed for the Panthers’ offense with Newton at the helm. However, after two vi…
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  • Video - Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are 'clicking' 01:19

    Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are 'clicking'

    Oct 22
    The Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones has a front-row seat to the turnaround in Carolina as Cam Newton and the Panthers have been flying high. Jones explains what has fueled the surge.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Panthers 00:33

    NFL Nation Buzz: Panthers

    Oct 22
    ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton looks ahead to Carolina's matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the Panthers look to move above .500.

Sports Columnists

  • NFL teams scrambling for qualified backup QBs

    Oct 22
    Clayton's mailbag: Because of injuries and risky roster decisions, many teams are scrambling to find backup QBs.
  • Don Banks: Decision to start Freeman latest in series of QB missteps aroun…

    Oct 22
    Josh Freeman's epic meltdown Monday night in the Meadowlands was just the latest, and perhaps most ghastly, miscalculation at quarterback this season. Freeman's play was almost mesmerizingly ugly in the 23-7 loss to the previously winless Giants, and mo…
  • The Tuesday Mailbag

    Oct 22
    Three years ago today, I sat in the office of Massachusetts neuropathologist Ann McKee, who studies the brains of deceased former football players to discover the effects of repetitive brain trauma. She showed me slides of cross-sections of brains of fo…