The Drive Tuesday 2-14-12-Taylor and Marc talk with Jay Glazer about the effect Cam Newton had on the Panthers nationally, they get into if Randy Moss will make an impact on any team next season, and they get the native New Yorkers opinion on Jeremy Lin and the resurgent Knicks .
Glazer feels strongly that Cam Newton will have a huge presence in the development of the Panthers as a team, bringing back pride to the franchise and hopefully build back up the fan base the past few disappointing seasons diminished.
“I think people follow the Panthers…because for awhile, they were still in the mix, still winning. The last year or two, it really went downhill…Cam didn’t get enough credit. Cam Newton was one of the top most exciting players in the NFL this year. The thing most people don’t realize about Cam,…he picks stuff up faster than anyone could ever predict…he came right in, he worked his butt off…“
Glazer continued, saying that people he works with at Fox Sports, people he has spoken to that have both played with and against Newton have positive things to say about his work ethic.
“Guys that play with him, guys that play against him, they say you can tell from the first, the second time, and as the season progressed…they have opened it more [than you normally would with a rookie] because he would just take it all…even though he won awards this year, he is still underrated.”