An Open Letter from Fantasy Football Owners to Cam Newton

Nick KostoraContributor IIINovember 11, 2012

LANDOVER, MD - NOVEMBER 04: Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers watches from the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on November 4, 2012 in Landover, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Dear Cam Newton,

 

What's your problem? I ask this not as a concerned citizen or a Carolina Panthers fan, but as a fantasy football owner that fell in love with your dual-threat abilities.

Others laughed when I deemed you worthy of a top pick in my draft. They said you would slump and struggle in your sophomore season. I thought they sounded ridiculous. I could deal with their petty jokes and I could put up with you calling yourself "Ace Boogie," "Superman" or even "Killa Cam."

What I cannot deal with is you playing atrocious football this season and making me scream more expletives at the TV than the poor schmuck who owns Chris Johnson. So, "Ace Boogie," I will ask again. What's your problem?

Here we are nine games into the season and you have produced eight passing touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Oh, and I forgot the whopping four rushing scores you have posted as well.

I remember that just a season ago at this point you were a machine. 17 total touchdowns, two 400-yard passing games and the promise of a great fantasy season.

That feels like a distant memory, "Superman." What exactly has been your Kryptonite, anyway? Is it the press conferences that you can't seem to get hold of? Or maybe it is the transition to a more traditional pro-style offense and less option-based running game.

I simply don't know what is going on, Cam.You've rushed for one touchdown in the last five weeks. I am entering the home stretch of the fantasy season and have the most unreliable QB in the league. I can't exactly just bench you, because you dangle hope in front of me like the proverbial carrot on a stick.

Luckily, you have three winnable games sitting in front of you here, "Killa." Matchups with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs provide ample opportunity for you to resurrect this season.

Against all logic and reason, I still have faith in you, "Superman," but my patience is beyond wearing thin. 

For better or worse I am stuck with you, Cam, please don't let me down (again).

 

Sincerely,

Fantasy Football Owners