Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton likes to think of himself as the Man of Steel, as he playfully opens the invisible shirt over his jersey on each scoring play to reveal the Superman "S" on his chest.
With five interceptions so far in this young 2012 season, maybe we should change the spelling of his nickname to the Man of Steal.
The Panthers lost their Thursday Night Football tilt with the New York Giants, 36-7, and Newton tossed three interceptions and not one touchdown. He did cross the goal line on his feet as he rushed six times for six yards, but with his interception total growing to five on the season, it looks as if his propensity to throw to the opposite team hasn't changed with a year of growth and a full offseason of work under his belt.
Newton threw his fifth interception last season in Week 4, meaning the rookie who broke 14 NFL first-year quarterback records in 2011 might set a new personal mark for picks. Newton threw 17 last year.