What a surreal, dominating Super Bowl 50 performance by both sides of the defense, especially Von Miller and his fellow Broncos. I myself, was almost in awe seeing Cam Newton basically getting harassed on every down of the game.
Star linebacker Von Miller is certainly going to get a big pay raise during this off-season after his game-changing plays last night. For the most part, we can expect a good performance by Denver’s pass rush, who is best in the league, but a majority wouldn’t see the a tidal wave of Broncos throttling Carolinas offensive line and Cam himself.
I had a feeling there was some magic in Peyton Manning’s last season…even though I thought the Panthers had the upper hand. The young and talented vs. the wise and experienced, assisted by dominating defenses this was an interesting, yet compelling Super Bowl for many reasons.
Mentioning the success for Denver and there star defense, this championship game was a big sign that the foresight into Broncos future is a very exciting, thriving one. This game was also a growing opportunity for Brock Osweiler, especially, since he had played seven games prior to The Super Bowl.
Having the perspective of a Dallas Cowboy fan, I was very happy to see star Demarcus Ware win a championship after so many years of grinding in the NFL. Status quo for Denver here is that the future certainly looks bright. Now, let’s flip the coin if you will and take a look at Panthers side of quarter.
It is quite obvious after Cam’s body language and way he conducted himself at the post Super Bowl conference and interviews he is not only upset over the performance, but also appeared Newton was shut down.
He looked extremely upset and emotionally shut down, like most quarterbacks should after losing there Super Bowl, however Cam’s defeatist attitude showed a foresight into him maturing into an eventual Manning-like model of a QB.
Newton may have as much talent as any QB in the NFL, but if his mental toughness is ranked at the bottom of that list then Panther’s future with him doesn’t look as promising as everyone thinks after this breakout season. Interesting to see if Cam Newton will have the mental toughness to bounce back from this devastating loss and lead his troops again back to the Super Bowl, let alone the playoffs.
For many and myself as well, would say that this certainly was Carolina’s season. Will be hard to see if Panthers defense can repeat such a high quality, near perfect performance next year.
Though, a big focus will be on Cam: if he is going to bounce back and put the championship behind him and perhaps take it as a learning lesson.
Will Newton be able to repeat similar MVP performances?
Is he still is going to grace the league again with his never-ending touchdowns?
Is he still going to dance his way into the end-zone or will Super Bowl 50 silence him into a more reserved QB? It is always interesting to see the ramifications unfold for both teams after a championship.
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