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2010 NFL Season DNP
If the Panthers decide to sit back and wait around for Andrew Luck to final enter the NFL draft then this game will be a cake walk for the Detroit Lions. Everyone with a brain and a color television set knows that Jimmy Clausen will not be the lasting option for the starting quarterback, including Clausen himself. Three touchdowns and nine interceptions for the season does not provide job security in any way, shape or form.
Now, if they decide to go with another quarterback for the draft and pick up Cam Newton, who is a better all around athlete than Blaine Gabbert, the Detroit Lions may have a few worries in life. First of all, Cam Newton is huge, without putting big words in to sugar coat the facts. The guy looks like a defensive lineman, throws like an elite quarterback and scrambles like a power running back. There is no true defense other than one, sack him. Find that opening and push through it like you’re running for your life. Make sure you get him down. Like Ben Roethlisberger, it takes more than a pull or tug to get him off of his feet and even then you have to hope and pray that he didn’t get the ball off for a 1st down.
Ndamukong Suh would be the Lions’ best asset in this game. With his sure fire ability to pierce the offensive line and bounce off the blocks, he would have to be the one to tackle the task of getting Newton down, if he is a Carolina Panther come the 2011 season.
If not, Detroit must just play the game and wait for the clock to run down.
W/ Cam Newton Lions 23, Panthers 30
W/O Cam Newton Lions 42, Panthers 10