Panthers QB Cam Newton Might Get Extra Work Against Steelers

If you have tickets for the Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday night preseason finale against the Carolina Panthers, you might just get a little more than you bargained for.

According to Bill Voth of Black and Blue Review, the Panthers are likely going to play quarterback Cam Newton a god bit against the Steelers because he needs the work.

“I knew they had to play (against the Steelers), but just how much was really dependent on how well they played tonight,” Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said. “And obviously we didn’t play well enough.”

Against the New England Patriots Friday night Newton was 8-of-12 passing for 88 yards. The Panthers defense also looked shaky as they gave up 204 yards passing to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady before he exited.

Based on what we observed Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, the Steelers could stand to get their first-team offense and defense a little extra work as well.

Normally the preseason finale features the starters exiting early, but by the early sound of things, we might actually see a pretty good first half of football Thursday night at Heinz Field.

  • CodeNameJerk

    Good, the Steelers need all the work they can get.

  • WilliamSekinger

    Yep, the D needs to be on the field as long as Cam is.

  • Steve

    Cam to give Steelers a run for their money. Should be tune up for Brownies.

  • Kevin Gobleck

    good! i wanna see if Mauro can take this guy down

  • steeltown

    Blessing in disguise. Looking for an improved all around effort. These guys have to be pissed off and embarrassed

  • Rosco

    Riverboat Ron knows his qb will be safe anyways!!

  • NinjaMountie

    Part of me is thinking that the Panthers so our display against the Eagles and hope that Cam’s confidence will be high going into the regular season after playing us. Here’s to it backfiring all over the Panthers and us just plastering him to the turf. Hoping anyway, lol.

  • Steel PAul

    If they’re not, this team has bigger problems.

  • Steel PAul

    Looking to see how the team responds now. Nothing can be done about their performance Thursday night.

    Is this last game more of the same? Do they struggle to compete?
    Which individuals respond?

    I think the starters should get another half to rebound. I sure don’t like the taste of that last game as we approach the first regular season game. Cleveland or otherwise.

  • steeltown

    Agreed. I don’t care about injury at this point, they need to play

  • 2443scott

    many a tear have to fall …but its all in the wonderful game that we know as football ..tomlin had words with them …and there futures are looking dim …but these things your hearts can rise above…once in a while he wont call there name…but its all in the wonderful game ..soon he will be there at there side with a sweet your the next man up …and a kiss and a caress of a get out there …and there hearts will fly away with pride …..and its all in the wonderful game we love …..a little play on words from a song to the steelers on the next game

  • Big White

    Well, he should get plenty of chances to complete passes because Lebeau refuses to blitz the qb anymore.

  • WilliamSekinger

    I’ve said it before and only half way mean it. If Tomlin were an *ss, he’d not let any of the starters play at all next week and let them stew until the season opener. Hehe.

  • steelster

    Why would you play any starters and risk injury ? That makes no sense at all in a meaningless game.

  • Good. The defense could use the extra look against some 1s.