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All eyes on Cam today (just like Dad planned it)

Posted on: February 10, 2011 12:52 pm
For the first time since the BCS Championship game, Cam Newton will be throwing passes in front of a live audience.

Unfortunately, the audience will be a group of selected media, rather than NFL decision-makers at today's private workout outside of San Diego, California.

Only select media were allowed at the event. Among them is a representative of The Sports XChange, who will be contributing a report for

Newton's workout will show off his live arm and rare athletic ability. What the media should be focusing on, however, is not Newton's rare physical tools, but instead on his footwork dropping back from center and if he consistently hits his receivers in stride.

I've been critical of Newton's workout in the past and remain so. The reality is, Newton can be dazzling today and it may do very little good for him. In fact, some scouts feel that Newton and his father (who reportedly pushed for this media-only event) are actually doing more harm than good to the Heisman winner's stock.

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