The quarterback battle in Carolina got a little tighter last week. Most were expecting Jimmy Clausen to lose the job with his poor play, but Clausen was more efficient than Newton, meaning Cam will really have to impress this week if he wants to get the nod in the third preseason game.
Cam made some correctable mistakes in his first game, but that's expected for a rookie so don't read much into the stats. He threw a lot of incompletions, but there is no better time to learn than in your first NFL game so expect an improved Newton when the Panthers take on the Dolphins.
There were a few mechanical and mental errors that I believe will be corrected, but certain skills will take longer to build. Here are a few things to look for from Newton on Friday.