The “big game” is coming up and everyone is gearing up for their Super Bowl parties. I am personally ready for the party snacks, funny commercials (even though they sucked last few years), and like majority of NFL fans, to watch the Panthers lose. The Carolina Panthers are one of the cockiest teams in the NFL…not to mention that they are led by the one and only Cam Newton. They have talked endless amount of trash, they have started fights, and they are sore losers when they defeated. But if you look at them from an outside perspective, they absolutely deserve to be in the Super Bowl.
They have proven that they can come in clutch and win games with multiple 4th quarter comebacks. They have absolutely dominated teams with some very talented athletes on both offense and defense. They have managed to win even without the help of Kelvin Benjamin. But most of all, as much as it pains me to say it, Cam Newton has been a big part of leading the Panthers to the championship.
In my opinion, I do not like Cam Newton, but he is one of the most gifted athletes I have ever seen. To put it into perspective from a defensive player standpoint facing Cam Newton, he’s pretty much a 260lbs fullback with a great arm. He can’t be contained because he will beat you with his arm. You can’t play man-on-man lock-down pass coverage because he will beat you with his feet. This year especially he has a certain kind of swagger that I can only compare to the Seahawks during their Super Bowl run. I will be rooting for Denver, but it absolutely would not surprise me if we see Carolina win this year’s Lombardi trophy and Cam holding it up over his head with his fake smile that 99% of fans hate by now. Who knows, maybe he will find a Broncos flag to throw too.