CHARLOTTE, NC – Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is unwilling to curtail his running, even though it gives him a black eye, as did the seventh game of Friday night's preseason victory over the New England Patriots.  Newton landed so hard on his helmet as he stepped over a defender at the end of a third-place triplet, slipping his helmet over his left eye and leaving him with a glitter.
He was also rated a concussion, but returned four games later after it had been cleared.
"There was no swelling at this time on the field," said Newton. "I kept saying," My eye hurts, my eye hurts. "It was like someone was poking me in the eye, the helmet just came down, it did not feel good."
Newton said that the last time he had a black eye was in middle school.
"You should have seen the other person what they had," he said with a smile. "I'm just having fun." 19659002] But the NFL MVP 2015 was not annoying when he said that the eye ached almost three hours later.
"I also feel it growing," he said. "It's like the pressure of my eye." I am the non-registered coach for swag on the Carolina Panthers. I'm still looking for people to send these bills to, because I believe I'm responsible for a lot of people improving their swag, which leads to a better game.
"That's another story I've always gotten used to feeling like this, it's coming to me, what should I do, I'll find a lot of ice on that day off and immerse myself in it."
Coach Ron Rivera would rather not prefer his quarterback, especially in a preseason game, but he knows that's part of Newton's DNA.
"I'm always worried about him," Rivera said of Newton, who hunted for more yards (4,320) than any quarterback in the NFL since 2011. "That's him." He plays to win.
"I would rather not have done it [take chances]. But again he will give everything.
Newton said a lot of things went through his mind as he approached the defender.
"Most importantly, I thought to myself, 'It's preseason. It is preseason. What should I do? "", He said. "And I say, 'I want to solve a first problem, but I want to get this plane running as smoothly as possible.' I think all of this, my husband went down and I tried to avoid the blow and just hopped there out … or whatever, and the helmet fell on my eye.
"So I do not feel the best now.
When asked about the landing, Newton smiled again and said, "It could have been better. It could have been better. There were many cockpit malfunctions. Buttons got stuck. My goodness. It was bad. It was really bad. "
Newton has spent the preseason adapting to the new system of offensive coordinator Norv Turner, which is based on more high-per-cent passports, and Turner's goal is to bring his quarterback, who has a career degree of 58.5, into the USA Range from 65 to 70 percent.
Newton completed 11 of 17 passes for 142 yards against New England and finished his preseason 26 of 38 (68.4 percent) for 315 yards and a touchdown pass. He did not want him to play at the preseason finals in Pittsburgh next week, and how he felt after the game on Friday.
Turner wants Newton to give the ball more into the hands of his playmaker instead of hitting him Even if he does not take quarterback runs off the line, chances are he'll get staggered runs.
Newton will not hesitate to fight for any place he can get if he helps the team.
"Meit only knows how to play this game in one direction, "said Newton. Many times it will be my curse. In many ways, it's my gift. "