Gus Malzahn: Cam Newton ‘treated differently than other quarterbacks’

Gus Malzahn is a self-proclaimed “big Cam Newton fan,” which is hardly surprising given the fact he coached Newton at Auburn. So it’s also not very surprising to hear he’s not happy about all the big hits Newton takes.Speaking about his former pupil on CBS Radio in Houston (per 247 Sports) Malzahn, who was the offensive coordinator at Auburn when Newton attended school there, he said, “He’s one of the biggest, strongest guys and he takes hits other quarterbacks don’t. I just want things to be equal.”One of the hits Newton has taken recently occurred in Wild Card Weekend on the play the Panthers swear didn’t result in a concussion. The NFL and NFLPA are currently investigating whether Carolina followed the league’s updated concussion protocol, and there’s evidence to suggest the team is covering its tracks in the wake of its failure to do it.Malzahn is “worried” about Newton taking all these hits.“I am worried about the hits,” Malzahn said. “I think he’s treated differently than other quarterbacks. I’ve said t
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