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Ron Rivera: Cam Newton is 'pressing'

Updated: October 9, 2012, 1:21 PM ET
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Quarterback Cam Newton heads into the bye week of his second NFL season searching for answers and with the Carolina Panthers off to a slow 1-4 start.

Coach Ron Rivera said Monday his 23-year-old QB is pressing.

Rivera believes Newton, last year's AP offensive rookie of the year, is trying too hard to make big plays and needs to concentrate more on taking what opposing defenses are willing to give him.

"He wants to make things happen so much. It's ...

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