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Lewis doing his best Cam Newton

Posted by Chris Brown on September 12, 2013 – 4:35 pm

Cam Newton is a unique quarterback. Not many signal callers that stand 6’5″ 245 pounds can move like he can, especially when he takes off to run. Buffalo has employed a pretty mobile quarterback on their roster to emulate the Panthers franchise QB.

Practice squad QB Thad Lewis, an athlete himself, has been imitating Newton on Buffalo’s scout team offense all week.

“That’s what you have to do to give the guys the looks,” Lewis told “Basically running the option and giving them the best look possible. We’re trying to do everything he does so the defense can be ready for Sunday.”

Typically even the offensive players on Buffalo’s practice squad watch and study the defensive film of their upcoming opponent so they’re prepared in the event of an emergency call up that week. But Lewis found some additional Carolina film waiting for him on his I-Pad.

“When I went to look at Carolina defensive film on my I-Pad I saw that there was some Carolina offense in there too,” said Lewis. “So I watched Cam a little bit to get a feel for how he moves because you want to prepare the guys as best you can. So there was a little multi-tasking this week.”

Lewis knows right now being the best Cam Newton this week is the way he can make the best contribution to the team’s success on Sunday.

“It’s not hard. You read the cards and go,” he said. “Then just basically try to do all the little things right with the reads and the option so our defense is ready.”


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