Newton Watching Film, Visiting Record Stores

October 6th, 2016

cam newton 0904Yes, Cam Newton had a concussion Sunday and wasn’t allowed to practice yesterday.

But it seems Newton is behaving normally and not acting like a damaged player otherwise.

With the Bucs heading to Carolina on Monday night, Joe’s been keeping tabs on Newton’s situation via his friends at, the Panthers site rendering Charlotte’s mainstream media irrelevant.

Neither Anderson nor head coach Ron Rivera met with reporters Wednesday, so it was up to third-string quarterback Joe Webb to provide an update on the NFL’s reigning MVP.

“He was in good spirits,” Webb said when asked about Newton’s demeanor before his teammates went out to practice. “He wasn’t down or nothing like that.”

Newton, who suffered his first documented concussion when he took a legal helmet-to-helmet hit from Falcons linebacker Deion Jones on a two-point conversion run, was feeling good enough to watch film Wednesday before popping into a local music store. But a series of neuropsychological exams stand between him and his next practice. Then, before he can play in a game, he has to be cleared by both a Panthers’ physician and an independent neurologist.

So Newton is watching film and heading out to record stores for selfies with fans? Brain injuries are serious stuff, but it would be surprising if Newton doesn’t find a way to be cleared for Monday night.

Newton is anything but soft, so that’s not a consideration in this equation.

11 Responses to “Newton Watching Film, Visiting Record Stores”

  1. Patrick in VA Says:

    I’m unclear about what we’re supposed to be rooting for here. Are we hoping for Derek Anderson to come in and tear us apart again or do we want Cam to do it? I think that we’ve found over the course of the last 5 years that it doesn’t matter who the QB is that faces this team.

  2. DB55 Says:

    What is a record store?

  3. Patrick in VA Says:

    @DB55 – I’m pretty sure they’re all just front companies for the mafia and foreign intelligence at this point.

  4. DallasBuc Says:

    He’s still woozy from that arse whooping in week one. I hope he plays Monday. Would give us a perfect opportunity to wipe that sht eating grin off his face.

  5. Tampa Tony Says:

    Joe Webb could light up this soft d

  6. Kobe Faker Says:

    Im hopeing stewart the rb doesnt play

  7. Mike Johnson Says:

    DA HA HA..Bucs had better hope Newton plays. Our sordid history indicates backups have torched us consistently. We..are the no 1 NFl team that give backups QB’s TD’s to start their resumes. Just check our history, when we play a team utilizing a backup QB, we most certainly..lose that game. Kinda sad, But its true. Not sayin like I have in the past we will lose. But ole Riverboat Ron is chompin at the bit. They are mad. Carolina will be ready.
    Monday night national audience. Please don’t embarrass us Bucs..OK?

  8. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    I didn’t even know record stores were still

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    DallasBuc Says:
    October 6th, 2016 at 10:26 am
    He’s still woozy from that arse whooping in week one. I hope he plays Monday. Would give us a perfect opportunity to wipe that sht eating grin off his face.

    I agree completely……but think it will have to be our LBs doing it….we have no pass rush…..I would rather play Newton than let Anderson torch us again.

  10. DanTheBucsFan(Atlanta) Says:

    Record stores are making a comeback. It’s the yuppie beard of 2016

  11. Tbbucs3 Says:

    So what if Cam Newton doesn’t play, Bucs fans should be more terrified of Derrick Anderson.