The NFL community was quite shocked with the performance of the Carolina Panthers this football season. Aside from keeping the majority of the NFL team's notable players healthy, the Carolina Panthers hold a 5 - 0 record at the moment - that is, the Cam Newton football squad have yet to taste defeat.
As Week 7 looms in, the Carolina Panthers are set to face off against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday (October 25). Set at 8:30 pm ET, the Carolina Panthers will battle it out with the Philadelphia Eagles at the Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.
In the 2014 NFL match of the Carolina Panthers and the Philadelphia Eagles, Cam Newton had been a limping quarterback. Throughout the football game, the Panthers star had been spotted attempting to ignore the pains of the injuries he endured throughout the NFL season. However, the health issues eventually caught up with him and the Carolina Panthers got slaughtered in the process. This time around, though, it looks like the Philadelphia Eagles will be facing off against an entirely different version of the once fallen quarterback.
"I think we faced a different Cam," admitted Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, referring to the comparison between Cam Newton then and now, according to the Charlotte Observer. He added, "Cam had an ankle injury last year. He looks like he's very healthy this year, so I think the game will express itself in a different manner. We hadn't spent a lot of time looking at last year just because I don't think Cam was at 100 percent last year when we played them."
For his part, the Carolina Panthers quarterback shared that things have indeed changed from the previous year. Apart from recovering from the injuries, it looks like Newton is more careful and watchful of the gameplay and strategies of his NFL team and their opponents this season.
He shared, "It's weird to watch film from the teams we played last year and saw me gimping and limping around."
The Carolina Panthers quarterback further noted, "Now it's different. I can focus on different things. Watch more film, pay attention to not only defensive keys but doing a self-scout on us. What we're doing too much (of) or is there a specific something that's giving away what we're doing."
Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers appear to be trying to take advantage of every opportunity that comes their way. Reports disclosed that James Casey, a former tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles, is working out with the Carolina Panthers. Prior to this development, the TE had been with the Denver Broncos. James Casey started his NFL career with the Houston Texans in 2009. He then spent three years with the Philadelphia Eagles and was released by the NFL team in February.