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Cam Newton knows key stat: 0-2

Coach doesn't have to tell rookie that his primary job is winning, not piling up numbers

Originally Published: September 23, 2011
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

Ron Rivera has to keep reminding himself. He's only a rookie. He's only a rookie. He's only a rookie.

Cam Newton has been that good. In fact, he has been ridiculously good, better than even Rivera, who is banking his coaching future on the kid, thought he would be at this early stage of his professional career.

Newton has the arm and the size and the strength and the mobility. He has the work ethic and the leadership and the charisma.

He has all of the tools to be great. And ...

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