Dec 15, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) looks to pass in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Cam Newton: ‘Why ain’t I on the hands team? I got the best hands, I catch the ball every single play from snaps’


So, this happened.  As wonderful as the internet is, it has trouble communicating tone.  On one hand, Cam Newton is pretty much built like a super hero, so it is a little believable he might think it.  On the other hand, he has to know this is nuts and is having fun with the media, right?

In a world where no one ever gets hurt, this seems reasonable enough.  Newton is a huge guy and if he can catch the ball as well as he says, it would make sense to put him on the hands team.  The problem is his head coach Ron Rivera would be fired before he got halfway onto the field.  Even if it worked and Newton won the game while not getting hurt, critics would eviscerate Rivera for putting his franchise quarterback out there in that situation.

Larry Fitzgerald suffered a concussion on the hands team.  In his rookie season in the NFL as a member of the Cleveland BrownsKellen Winslow Jr. broke his leg trying to recover an onside kick; a move that made plenty of sense but one Butch Davis probably still hears about to this day because of the results.

Again, hopefully this is tongue-in-cheek by Newton; hopefully.  Maybe the most important part of this whole thing is why Newton is asking himself questions.

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  • ahrcshaw

    If Rivera is “Riverboat Ron” then Cam is “Showboat Cam” , there is no question in my mind that Cam does not think he can do anything, especially if it gets attention. It may also be a way of shifting the subject of the Saints game as I am also sure the whole team is applying pressure on themselves. The Saints – Panther game is a pressure cooker for both teams this late in the season. Go Panthers and pound those Saints