As I’ve said in my weekly takedowns of Peter King’s festering pile of shit that is Monday Morning Quarterback, as soon as the Panthers faltered in the least late this season, PK would be sure to pin it all on Cam Newton. Meanwhile, whenever Carolina wins, it’s solely the play of the defense (especially super scrappy Luke Kuechly) that gets all the praise. With the Panthers trailing in the fourth quarter to the Saints, Peter felt comfortable enough to rip Cam on Twitter.
That is, until Cam Newton pulled out a clutch touchdown drive to win the game over New Orleans and probably the NFC South. PK was then forced to sheepishly dial back his comment. Even still, there’s a touch of condescension in PK saying Cam “needed” that game-winning drive, as though he’s yet to prove himself as a leader.
Now watch as PK buries his praise of Cam the sixth page of tomorrow column while including a section on how wonderful Julian Edelman is for the third straight week.