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Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers will play Arizona Cardinals on Sunday with offensive coordinator Norv Turner now in the spotlight.
The Panthers had only scored once in five games when Turner took over in the wake of Darrell Bevell’s firing a month ago.
But that score, 28-7 over the Atlanta Falcons, was followed by another rout against the Oakland Raiders, a 42-7 win.
Turner, who has plenty of NFL coaching experience, was expected to help Newton on a mostly new offense installed by new offensive head coach Norv Alston – replacing Mike Shula.
It could now turn into a stark discussion of the future of Newton, a two-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl champ, and who else might now have a future in Carolina.
Turner, in charge of the Carolina offense in the late 1990s, has also worked with two former Panther greats, Jon Gruden and Steve Young.
Newton, 29, is a four-time Pro Bowl selection who may also appeal to NFL front office officials.
And now he will face a new set of questions about him:
Is Newton a good fit for a new version of the “Air Coryell” offence, designed by the former San Diego Chargers head coach?
Has it not been all working for Newton over the past 10 weeks?
Was this the tipping point in his relationship with Turner?