Newton took arguably three illegal shots from the Denver defence during the game, forcing the player to undergo concussion protocol before meeting the media.
But when Newton was cleared after the game, he admitted he is struggling to remember what happened after the game, feels “shitty” about the loss but credited the Broncos on their victory:
And it’s really no surprise that Newton wasn’t feeling at the top of his game after playing the Broncos, especially after reviewing some of the hits he took:
Cam Newton remains in the game after taking blow to the skull: pic.twitter.com/1wDUXWisCG
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) September 9, 2016
Cam Newton got absolutely rocked with this helmet-to-helmet hit in the Panthers Broncos game last night! https://t.co/ENpk690JUt
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 9, 2016
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen also spoke out about the aggressive Denver defence, claiming the referees have to do more to protect players like Newton from dangerous hits during ball games:
Greg Olsen thought referees didn't do enough to protect Cam Newton from dangerous hits. pic.twitter.com/lR9BMuofgl
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 9, 2016
The Panthers will be looking to get back on track next week, as they host the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday.