Week 1 Instant Impressions

Temper expectations on Newton; Tate, Bryant look solid at times

Updated: September 13, 2011, 6:42 PM ET
By Christopher Harris | ESPN.com

• The Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton looked better than even his staunchest supporter had any right to expect. And I am not his staunchest supporter. There's no question he made throws I didn't think he could make, and the chemistry he has already with Steve Smith is palpable. But please, please, please don't get too carried away. Newton threw to his first read an alarming number of times, often regardless of whether he was covered. And more importantly, the Arizona Cardinals' defense ...

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