It has been very bad. I don't that's deniable. His running has been a part of that some but he still isn't taking anywhere near the amount of abuse that other players receive with his body. Give him good protection and wideouts that routinely beat their man and it will go down even less. This is also coupled with the fact that he has run less and less every year.
I don't see it as a concern.
Agreed on the first part but I don't think it has been historically bad. And based on the number of hits he's taken it would have to be epically bad. And I mean so bad it would go down as 2012 saints defense bad. I don't buy that.
The second part kind of. Always can use better protection. I don't think anybody here is arguing against a better oline and wr for cam. Part of cams problems early were not being able to go through his progressions quickly enough. We saw a stark change in that last year. The point is cams gonna have to limit his rb mentality as the years go on and focus more on the pocket. We all want cam here for 15 years and not ten. Which is why Rivera and Shula have been doing the things they've been doing. But at the same time , which Rivera has stated cam just flips the switch on his own and you can't stop him when his mind is telling him to run. It's just something to think about and watch for.
I would say most of those hits came in years 1 and 2 for sure though.