Rivera: Cam Newton’s return ‘the first step of many’
Tuesday marked Cam Newton’s return to throwing facing reporters following the second shoulder surgery of his profession in January.
Newton had supposedly reworked his throwing movement during the rehabilitation process, a change that NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported made those inside the Panthers building»giddy.»
On Tuesday, Newton»introduced» his tightened casting mechanisms during Carolina’s first day of mandatory minicamp. Behold:Per reporters about the scene at Charlotte, Newton threw around 30 passes during the approximately 25-minute semester to stationary targets with a more compact motion; targets were not moving so that Newton could revolve around keeping his throws in shape, NFL Network’s Tiffany Blackmon reported.
It’s only his first practice back, and there is no telling what Newton’s throwing movement will look like come September when the bullets are flying, but the Panthers are impressed with the quarterback’s advancement regardless.
«The shoulder started to go (last season), you then began to see what fall to the wayside. Now he has an chance to return, rework those matters, do exactly the things he needs to do to improve,» Panthers coach Ron Rivera told reporters. «He’s done a great job and we’re very excited about it.
«As I said, this is just the first step of several and we are actually looking forward to tomorrow to see how much more he’s going to perform.»
The Panthers skipper added to Blackmon which Newton felt»great» following practice.
Rivera couldn’t provide any details concerning the particulars of Newton’s reworked mechanics, joking,»I will provide you a rundown on handling .» The Panthers coach did state that his message into Cam during minicamp is to continue doing what he has been doing.
«I’d love to see him continue to stick to his casting method,» Rivera added. «The way he throws the ball, I believe he throws a nice, tight spiral if everything is the way it is supposed to be and that is what he’s working for so we’re just excited to see him only grow and develop.»
Carolina expects Newton’s return to form is twofold. A healthy Cam should give way to a successful Cam, such as the person who was completing 67 percent of his passes with a 15:4 TD-INT ratio through the Panthers’ first eight games in 2018, his first campaign under offensive coordinator Norv Turner.
Asked if Newton was back on path to playing how he did during the first fall of 2018, Rivera was authoritative.
«Surely,» the coach said. «As Norv stated, I think that the biggest thing moreso than anything else would be you saw the expansion, you noticed the progression. He’ll now be in the next year in the computer system. Recognizing exactly what he needs to perform as a quarterback, decisions he needs to make, will dictate a whole lot about his throwing style too.»
1 down time, 88 to go until Carolina kicks off against the Los Angeles Rams. For Newton, that is 88 chances to enhance and get right.
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