Target: Cam NewtonSeptember 2nd, 2014
Only a few days ago the Bucs learned the projected starting opposing quarterbacks to start the 2014 season were less than 100 percent. First, Sam Bradford is out for the season, again, with a blown knee. Then there was Cam Newton.
The franchise quarterback of the Stinking Panthers suffered a hairline fracture of a rib. This is one of the most painful injuries a guy can have and, for a quarterback, it’s even worse. Every time he throws, unless Newton is shot up, he will know it.
Per Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer, there is no reason to not expect Newton to start Sunday.
However, the “Custodian of Canton,” eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune, has the kryptonite for Superman.
If the Bucs get a free shot at Newton Sunday, there’s little doubt regarding their target zone — Cam’s sore ribs
— Ira Kaufman (@IKaufmanTBO) September 1, 2014
This sounds good. Old school football. It’s all too obvious: Drill Newton in the ribs.
This just in: Other than Gerald McCoy, who the hell is supposed to get to Newton? Until otherwise proven, the Bucs are a one-man gang with quarterback pressure, and that is GMC.
It’s nice to talk about roughing up quarterbacks who are less than 100 percent to get in their heads. To do that, you actually have to touch a quarterback.