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#166 RelaxImaPro

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:28 AM

Mr. Scot actively defending Cam... I must be drunker than I thought.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:32 AM

I think a lot of people are really just scared of what Cam could be if he lives up to his potential. 1 year of college in a gimmick offense and 3 years in the pros. Hes pretty much, developmental-wise, a senior coming out. The sky is the limit for him.

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Posted 05 July 2014 - 06:54 AM

Peyton is one of a kind.  The greatest football mind to ever play the qb position.   He is probably the only stationary qb that could have made our Oline look better than it was..made our WRs look better than they are.    He scans the field,  finds the open receiver in the time it takes all other qbs to just drop back. 

 

 

 

 

Cam is a gunslinger.  He will have some plays that make you facepalm,  and he'll have some plays that make you think he's the best player in the history of football.                      I love the gunslinger style.     Peyton is amazing,  but I honestly preferred watching Favre instead of Peyton.  Favre is the epitome of the gunslinger style. 



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:35 AM

Mr. Scot actively defending Cam... I must be drunker than I thought.

 

Wouldn't call it 'defending' so much as just giving an honest evaluation.

 

I don't deny Newton has things he needs to work on (consistency being the primary one) but you've got some who act like the admission he has any flaws is tantamount to hatred.  And I roll my eyes at the goofballs thinking the league is somehow trying to hold him down or that the media all huddle together on a regular basis to try to find ways to discredit him.  I swear, sometimes there's enough paranoia in this place for a tinfoil hat convention.

 

But setting aside the silliness and looking at things from a realistic perspective, there are a boatload of reasons to be happy about Newton.

 

Right now, Newton looks like a young Brett Favre.  He's more athletic than Favre was, mind you, but he's got all the same positives (fearlessness, decent accuracy, never say die attitude, etc).  Sadly, he's also got f the same issues too (occasional WTF moments) but like Favre did at the turning point in his career, he's developing the ability to overcome them, put the team on his back, pull out all the stops and win.

 

So bottom line, the hell with top whatever lists.  There are only two classes of quarterback in the NFL: Those good enough to win a Super Bowl and those who aren't.  I see every reason to believe that Newton is in Group One.  That's honestly all I care about.



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:38 AM

I don't see the Favre comparison much at all personally.



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Posted 05 July 2014 - 09:42 AM

Peyton is one of a kind.  The greatest football mind to ever play the qb position.   He is probably the only stationary qb that could have made our Oline look better than it was..made our WRs look better than they are.    He scans the field,  finds the open receiver in the time it takes all other qbs to just drop back. 

 

Cam is a gunslinger.  He will have some plays that make you facepalm,  and he'll have some plays that make you think he's the best player in the history of football.                      I love the gunslinger style.     Peyton is amazing,  but I honestly preferred watching Favre instead of Peyton.  Favre is the epitome of the gunslinger style. 

 

Dan Marino was like that.  Marino hardly ever took a sack because by the time anybody got within a step of him the ball was already on its way downfield.

 

And yes, that's Newton to a tee, and I agree it's more exciting to watch. 

 

It's funny honestly because through the whole Delhomme era loads of people hated the 'gunslinger' persona and pined for a franchise quarterback in the mold of Peyton or Brady.  Now we finally get a franchise quarterback and it's another gunslinger :lol:

 

I guess we're just destined to forever be the Cardiac Cats.  And I'm fine with that.  It might take a few years off my life, but the ones I get to keep will be great years B)
 


Edited by Mr. Scot, 05 July 2014 - 09:44 AM.


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Posted 05 July 2014 - 10:06 AM

I think a lot of people are really just scared of what Cam could be if he lives up to his potential. 1 year of college in a gimmick offense and 3 years in the pros. Hes pretty much, developmental-wise, a senior coming out. The sky is the limit for him.

 

Tell ya what I consider the best reason to be positive about Cam's future.

 

His first two seasons, Newton put up mindblowing stats.  Unfortunately, he did that as a quarterback who'd start off like a house on fire then fade as games went along.  That's an easy way to end up with a great looking stat line and a so-so win-loss record.

 

Not last year though.  In year three, Newton went from being an early flash to being a steady, solid QB who was capable of finishing strong.  The result: A year that might not have blown the stat mavens away like his first two did, but still produced solid numbers and a vastly improved win-loss record :D

 

Mind you, Newton's improvement isn't the only reason the win tally was higher (significantly improved defense definitely helped) but it's a pretty big part of it, and a huge reason to look forward to coming seasons with optimism.
 




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