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Cardinals respect Cam Newton's ability to run and will try to stop him

Cardinals respect Cam Newton's ability to run and will try to stop him

As dazzling a rookie debut as it was, Cam Newton left thoroughly unsatisfied.

Not only did his Carolina Panthers lose that 2011 opener at Arizona, 28-21, but also Newton got a jarring reminder that even when he puts on a show — 422 yards passing and three touchdowns (one rushing) — the possibility of an "L" still lurks.

"The last time I lost a game was at Navarro Junior College," Newton told reporters in the aftermath of that welcome-to-the-NFL defeat. "What do you want me to say, it feels great? It's not a comfortable feeling for me."

The star rookie who walked away from that game on a high note was Cardinals cornerback...

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