"@RavensInsider: Ron rivera said in a two minute drill on fan appreciation day cam newton showed him how he could lead the team"— Jeff Nash Jr (@JNashty88) March 28, 2012
So Rivera first really saw Newton's leadership ability during the BOA fan appreciation scrimmage? I guess it was his first 'real' action so to speak outside of practice.
………… I hope so… RT @RavensInsider Ron rivera on cam newton 'he's seeing the game with his eyes'— Queefer Sutherland (@___Carter) March 28, 2012
More good stuff...makes you wonder how Rivera kept his excitment in check to not boast too much prior to the season opener about Cam's development. Speaking of which, we again have credit being thrown towards our former Heisman trophy winning QB.
Weinke & team do big things at IMG Madden in Fla RT @RavensInsider Ron Rivera said Chris Weinke was instrumental in Cam Newton's rookie year— IMG Academies (@IMGAcademies) March 28, 2012
Now two items non-Newton related. On our free agent safety:
"@RavensInsider: Rivera on Nakamura 'were having him compete to start he's invaluable in sub packages and instrumental on special teams'"— Jeff Nash Jr (@JNashty88) March 28, 2012
I'm betting his role begins on special teams with Martin on notice in TC. I still expect Martin to hold onto his job at least through the first few games.
On the draft front:
It's hard to imagine the Panthers won't pick a DL with one of their first two picks.