Clausen deals with new system, Newton’s popularity
Last year’s Carolina Panthers starting quarterback Jimmy Clausen
says he’s keeping a good attitude despite learning a new offensive
system and battling Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton for the
Clausen, in his second year out of Notre Dame, was the focus of
Panthers camp a year ago. Now, he hears screams like ”Sit down,
Clausen” from the crowd after a bad pass. Clausen says he and
Newton have become friends and welcomes the competition that will
make the offense better.
Clausen won just one of his 10 starts last season, throwing nine
interceptions and just three touchdowns.
Clausen says he’s not worried about the cheers for Newton when
the rookie breaks off a dazzling run or throws a long pass.