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Cam Newton's Durability: Now a Concern of Worried Opponents' Fans?

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Alabama VoodooCorrespondent INovember 16, 2016

The health and durability of Auburn's starting quarterback, Cam Newton has became a topic of serious concern since week two of the season and for what? Extra special consideration by fans of teams that have yet to face College football's newest star, who continually puts up ridiculous stats, disrespectful stiff arms and punishing hits from his 6'6" 250 lbs frame.


Wishful thinking across college campuses and Alabama's finest trailer parks as they consider his numerous carries and helmet lowering disses as a chink in his armor.  The innuendo that supersedes this durability "clause" proclaims the 2010 Auburn Tigers a one man team.  Interesting.  


With the emergence of super freshman, RB Mike Dyer and sophomore RB Onterio McCalleb the running game tops the SEC and is 7th in the NCAA.  Add All American candidate WR Darvin Adams and running mate WR Terrell Zachary the Tigers look less like a one man team and more like a top 15 nationally ranked offense.  Which they are.  


The prospect of facing a such a gamebreaker has got many fans in a tizzy.   The 50 yard touchdown runs, the long bombs from his right arm and the ability to "lower the boom" on defenders. His current video game like dominance leads to one simple minded conclusion dribbling from the mouth of the majority of drunk tailgaters across the south:


"I hope they keep running him, he won't make it past the third week of October."


I wonder what makes him more likely to be injury prone than Mark Ingram or anyone else for that matter. Is it because he is a quarterback? The same fans said similar things about Tim Tebow before his sophomore year and first season as a full time starter. "He wont make it through an entire season playing that way."




After four games he leads the SEC in rushing, passing efficiency, touchdowns and most of all...spectacular plays. His play making ability puts every defense he has faced at an extreme disadvantage because it's pick your poison.






"He is the best player I have ever seen live, in person" said ASU Red Hawks head football coach, Steve Roberts after watching Cam Newton during his Auburn debut.


Statements like that are rare, especially from a Division I head football coach. You rarely have a combination of size, speed and arm strength as displayed by Cam Newton. His ability to make plays is uncanny and resting on the minds of his opponents and their fans alike.


A new attitude and second chance has spawned college football's biggest story and newest star. Humble in his own right, how it must feel breaking away for a touchdown with 90,000 screaming fans as the back drop in his ears.  Yes, he gets pumped and yes he gets elevated.  Did you see the touchdown dive from the 7 yard line?


A smile that's a mile wide can't hide his star power, he is here to stay. Why not say it now, "Heisman trophy, legitimate contender."  His play making ability is what worries players, coaches and fans alike, this kid's a beast and only just begun.

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