Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton made it clear that he wasn’t happy following the team’s 19-14 home loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. It was Carolina’s fourth loss in a row and their fifth on the season, dropping them to a woeful 1-5 record. It’s not that Cam & co. were blown out on Sunday--rather, Newton has become frustrated with the team’s ability to keep games close, paired with their inability to pull out victories.
Not counting the 36-7 drubbing at the hands of the Giants in week three, the Panthers have lost four games by a combined 17 points.
"This taste, this vibe--I'm not buying it, man,” Newton said afterward, per Yahoo! Sports. “And I don't know what it is, but something's going to have to change. Something's going to have to change real fast. … We just find a way to keep the game close just to see what happens at the end. I'm getting tired of it, and that's not a formula to win. Domination is a formula to win."
For what it’s worth, the Panthers did make a change after the loss to Dallas, firing general manager Marty Hurney on Monday. While we kind of doubt that, as some have suggested, the move was made in response to Newton’s remarks, we’ll see if it makes any noticeable difference going forward--or if Newton will be left to continue airing his grievances to the eager ears of the media as he did on Sunday.
"I'm going to bring in a suggestion box," Newton said. "And I want your suggestions in that suggestion box, because I sure don't know. I really don't."
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