Earl Thomas: We knew Cam Newton was going to tank

After yesterday’s win over the Panthers, Seahawks safety Earl Thomas said they knew they had a chance at making Cam Newton “tank” if they took away what he wanted to do on offense.

“We know he’s a great dual-threat quarterback, but once we bottle it up and frustrate him, we know he’s going to tank a little bit,”  Thomas told the Associated Press via NFL.com. “We were able to do that today.”

Just a couple of weeks ago, the Giants were able to keep Newton in the pocket and made him miserable.  It looks like teams have figured out how to shut down Cam for now. If teams can keep him in the pocket, he won’t be able to play the way he wants to.