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Panthers owner not sold on Newton

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08:03 AM ET 04.06 | With the draft nearing, odds seem to be increasing that the Panthers will select Cam Newton with the first overall pick. But there is a caveat. Owner Jerry Richardson still isn't completely sold on Newton, a source with knowledge of the Panthers' draft plans told CBSSports.com. Still, Richardson will likely defer to his personnel staff, and many of them have met with Newton, and like him. The lockout is damaging the entire league but when it comes to rookies it's Newton who could be hurt more than others. Some teams are concerned if the labor impasse continues into the summer or longer quarterbacks like Newton who will need extensive coaching might suffer more than other rookies.

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April 6, 2011  08:05 AM ET

Really? Who is?

April 6, 2011  08:05 AM ET

Then he's the only one.

April 6, 2011  08:11 AM ET

So, they have given up so quickly on Jimmy Clausen? The guy would have had a chance if he had a little bit of protection. But, hey, go out and draft that new QB. Have fun with JaMarcus Junior.

April 6, 2011  08:16 AM ET
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So, they have given up so quickly on Jimmy Clausen? The guy would have had a chance if he had a little bit of protection. But, hey, go out and draft that new QB. Have fun with JaMarcus Junior.

Carolina, where QB careers go to die.

April 6, 2011  08:22 AM ET

He's a racist

April 6, 2011  08:23 AM ET
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He's a racist

Who is a racist?

April 6, 2011  08:28 AM ET

I smell a future Jamarcus in the works in regards to Cam...

April 6, 2011  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Who is a racist?

Everyone is! I'm racist about Midgets. little bast**** creep me out!

April 6, 2011  08:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Everyone is! I'm racist about Midgets. little bast**** creep me out!

Midgets are a race? I guess the Wizard of Oz is scary

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April 6, 2011  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Everyone is! I'm racist about Midgets. little bast**** creep me out!

Don't watch that adult version of Snow White, then.

April 6, 2011  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Midgets are a race? I guess the Wizard of Oz is scary

So Dan Quayle, Dick Cheney and Bill Clinton are walking down the Yellow Brick Road.

Dan says, "If I only had a brain."
Dick says, "If I only had a heart."
Bill says, "Where's Dorothy"

April 6, 2011  08:49 AM ET
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Don't watch that adult version of Snow White, then.

The one called Seven into Snowie! seen it.

April 6, 2011  08:52 AM ET

The headline should read 'Panthers Sold' to Russian Billionare.

April 6, 2011  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Everyone is! I'm racist about Midgets. little bast**** creep me out!

Count ... Do I have a movie for you..

April 6, 2011  08:54 AM ET
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How long before the race card is played if Newton does not go # 1?

Too late!

April 6, 2011  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

So, they have given up so quickly on Jimmy Clausen? The guy would have had a chance if he had a little bit of protection. But, hey, go out and draft that new QB. Have fun with JaMarcus Junior.

I agree. This draft is filled with question marks at the QB position, why then if you are the Panthers would you select a ? with the #1 pick when there are a ton of solid players on D that can help you build your team.
The Panthers are not going to be competative this year and probably not next so why would you start with a QB when you already have a decent one who is running for his life every time he takes a snap??

April 6, 2011  09:05 AM ET
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Then he's the only one.

Panthers, be very careful, you can't afford to pick $Cam as the first overall pick in the draft!! IMO, if you do, you will be sorry!!!!

April 6, 2011  09:07 AM ET
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Everyone is! I'm racist about Midgets. little bast**** creep me out!

Yeah, and I don't like skinny women!!! LOL.

 
April 6, 2011  09:08 AM ET
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How long before the race card is played if Newton does not go # 1?

That ship has sailed!!!

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