Drafting a guy like Cam and letting him play like he did his first 2 seasons kinda does make sense....continuing to have him play like that after giving him 100 million dollars does not make sense. Let me try to repeat this again, we aren't trying to get Cam to play like Luck or Manning, it's not how our coach wants to play, and for that matter, it's not Cam's game, probably will never be.
Teams who try to "win now" without a top tier QB always fall right back to the dungeon. Look at what Atlanta attempted to do a couple years ago. And yes, this team is more talented than it has been in a decade, you can't just stomp your feet and point to 1 position group and cry about it.
I don't think that you have to be a physical freak/superman to win the super bowl, and I think that you have a better shot at it if you can stay in the pocked and deliver the damn ball where it's supposed to go. Maybe you like highlight reels, I don't. I want to see improvement year over year in the passing game, that has not come about yet, and I feel like a large part of that is Cam knowing that he can elude and outrun. Some will blame him not taking the "next step" on not having elite tools around him.....I partially agree with that, but also need to see some steps.
Video game/superman/speed/elusiveness/etc......how many QB's have won super bowls doing that poo? As Cam ages he will get better, not worse. If we/anyone who has a brain thought that, then we wouldn't have just made a gigantic mistake by signing him to an extension. QB's get better with age, hell, look at Big Ben, he is just now coming into his own and is able to carry that team offensively....dude has been in the league since 2003.
Hogwash. I don't care about a video game/freakshow from my QB, I need him to be able to play QB, not emulate Mike Vick. Cam, as well as almost every other QB enters their primes later, not earlier in the careers. If you want to see how Cam's career will most likely play out, please refer to John Elway's.
We have been a team of wild up and down seasons for a long while now. JR wanted to emulate the Steelers, so he hired a guy to do just that. Build a great defense, get the cap manageable, get a long term QB, and try to be competitive year in and year out. The Pats can go "all in" year after year because of 3 things. 1: Tom Brady is one of the best QB's of all time, Cam is nowhere close to being able to "carry" a team like Brady can. 2: BB is one of the best scheme coaches of all time. 3: They have played in a weak division for over a decade, we have not had that luxury.
This Panthers team is a team that is getting younger, and is all about locking down it's cornerstones so we can chase a Lombardi at some point. IMO, we aren't there yet, but we are much closer now than when DG took the reins. I want a Lombardi in Carolina pretty bad, but I think the best way to get one is become a truly good team top to bottom, to win year after year, to get to the dance season in and season out......kinda like the Steelers, Ravens, Packers, and Pats.
We aren't extremely deep at many positions yet, but you would have to figure it would be a TD scorer, with at least 2 years left on his contract, and a pretty low cap number for DG to consider it. Derek Anderson will have the highest trade value on the roster that isn't a "starter". I just don't see it.