CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton said all the right things on Thursday, from how he wouldn't hurt the team and start Sunday's opener at Tampa Bay if his fractured ribs hindered his effectiveness to how good his backups were. He said his revamped offensive line was "better than ever'' even though it didn't perform all that well in four preseason games and that his new group of wide receivers were "playing with as much confidence as I've ever seen.via - NFL Nation