Cam Newton not alone in saying 'calling a play shouldn't be a paragraph'
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By David NewtonESPN Staff Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Cam Newton was struck by something most people probably didn't notice on Monday night as he watched New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees break the NFL record for career passing yards.

It had nothing to do with the milestone.

It was the number of words in a playcall, which the Carolina Panthers quarterback shared with offensive coordinator Norv Turner.

"I'm not the best playcaller," Newton said. "Calling a play shouldn't be a paragraph. [Brees] called a play and I was like, 'Nah.' Then I told Norv we're going to have to call a one-liner ... Panther. Tepper. Rivera. Something.

"I be in the huddle. I'm already tired. I ain't got time to be saying this that, the third, the third, the third, ready, ready, break. You only get so much time."

The topic came up as Newton talked about the return of Panthers Pro Bowl tight end Greg Olsen, who re-fractured his right foot in the season opener, for Sunday's Week 6 game at the Washington Redskins. Not only is Olsen a security blanket for Newton as a receiver, but he apparently helps the 2015 NFL MVP call...



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