There is some question about why Cam Newton still isn't throwing deep even though he's supposedly healed and under no restrictions from the coaching staff following arthroscopic surgery in January.
Newton attempted 38 passes against the Rams, but most were check-downs or passes underneath the coverage. His only attempt beyond 20 yards was a ball that sailed 25 yards through the air and over the head of wide receiver Curtis Samuel.
Newton has insisted his shoulder is fine entering Thursday night's game against Tampa Bay and that it didn't bother him in Week 1. The story quoted Tampa coach Bruce Arians, who said he believes Newton fine and capable of throwing a deep ball. The story mentioned the lack of deep passes is reminiscent of when Newton struggled through a lingering shoulder injury that limited his arm strength.