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Those of you comparing Newton to Young, Russell or Akili Smith...


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#11 Third Degree

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 04:53 PM

Did you ever see Akili Smith play in college? He was electric. Great athletic ability. Great arm. Problem was he developed his physical skills but couldn't develop his mental skills to adjust to the NFL game. Can Cam?

Every play Akili made started with his legs. He never stood in the pocket. He couldn't read defenses. Couldn't take snaps from under center and still be efficient. Can Cam?

Akili went third overall to the Bengals? Maybe Cam will also.


Did you ever see Tim Couch play in college? He was amazing. A can't-miss prospect. Great arm, incredible accuracy. Could make quick reads, and had good form.

Tim went first overall. Maybe Luck will also.

Newton spent most of the season in the pocket actually, but when he had a running lane he took off because, well, he can. The read option or QB keep is pretty much the only thing you'll have to eliminate from the playbook and if you saw the Alabama game you could see how well he can stand in the pocket and throw. Or maybe the SEC Title game.

#12 Panthro

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Posted 15 December 2010 - 07:36 PM

Cam is not a system QB. He is a QB in that system. I'll cast my vote for the QB I want after we hire a headcoach