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Cracka McNasty

A non sugar-coated look at Jimmy's season

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So based on Bradford's averages Jimmy missed out on 41 completions.

Over the 13 games Jimmy played in he averaged 11 complete games, meaning he would have completed an extra 3-4 passes per game, before the 1st down marker, if he performed like Bradford did.

Those 3-4 completions would have given him on average an extra 15-20 yards. Hardly the big difference between the two that you are claiming...

i think you missed my point.

my argument is based on completion percentage and how he can't actually make easy throws.

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So, 58% to 66% is the difference between an inept and a franchise QB?

in a way, yes. clausen has such a hard time completing the easy passes, it's not wonder he sucks at throwing the harder ones down field. you have to walk before you run, but in this case, clausen is just crawling

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fixed

More like a sucky never was QB...

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More like a sucky never was QB...
i was being generous, but yes.

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If he were a golfer, a boxer, or a tennis player, then throw his stats out without acknowledging anything else. This is a team sport, and he did not call his own plays, block for himself, or run routes for his passes.

Again, not drinking his Kool Aid, but some of you expected him to win a war with inferior equipment. YES-- HIS STATS WERE BAD, YES, HE MAY BE BAD. But if you went to war with a dumbass general calling the shots, surrounded by inferior or untrained soldiers, you are probably getting killed. Attack mode is where we want Clausen, not in Defense mode. There is a big difference.

I guess you can't fix dumb. I am sorry your Panthers lost and you need someone to blame. But unless the road is paved and the tires are good, the trip isn't going to be good no matter who is driving. Take the mature approach and be patient. Cover your bases by bringing in Volek, and spend some time with Clausen. That is the intelligent approach. Screaming "Clausen sucks" shows a lack of football acumen.

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i think you missed my point.

my argument is based on completion percentage and how he can't actually make easy throws.

No I didn't...

Bradford would have made either 3-4 easy throws per game more than Clausen. Which would have amounted to 15-20 yards.

If you knew that those passes were purely down to Clausen, then you would have a point, but you don't. Clausen had a higher percentage of drops per attempt, have you factored that in?

If you knew what the designed plays were for both Clausen and Bradford then you could claim that they ran the same scheme, but you don't. To most Clausen looked like he was checking down a lot, going from his first read if they weren't open. Bradford appeared to have actual play calls for it.

All you are doing is looking at a couple of averages, which are actually very similar (8% is hardly ground breaking.

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If he were a golfer, a boxer, or a tennis player, then throw his stats out without acknowledging anything else. This is a team sport, and he did not call his own plays, block for himself, or run routes for his passes.

Again, not drinking his Kool Aid, but some of you expected him to win a war with inferior equipment. YES-- HIS STATS WERE BAD, YES, HE MAY BE BAD. But if you went to war with a dumbass general calling the shots, surrounded by inferior or untrained soldiers, you are probably getting killed. Attack mode is where we want Clausen, not in Defense mode. There is a big difference.

I guess you can't fix dumb. I am sorry your Panthers lost and you need someone to blame. But unless the road is paved and the tires are good, the trip isn't going to be good no matter who is driving. Take the mature approach and be patient. Cover your bases by bringing in Volek, and spend some time with Clausen. That is the intelligent approach. Screaming "Clausen sucks" shows a lack of football acumen.

i expected to see some improvement. some glimpse of being...not even greatness, but just something that could make be believe that he has the potential to be good.

it wasn't his stats that i looked at. i don't even consider those much. what i saw was a guy who looked lost out there. he was a deer caught in headlights and i saw nothing to make me think he could be more than that. he was in over his head from the beginning and showed nothing to make me think he could be better than he was.

he wasn't the only problem by any means, but he was a huge part of the problem and the best solution is to find someone else.

you said "some of you expected him to win a war with inferior equipment", but here's the problem. he was part of the inferior equipment. he was an inferior QB to EVERY STARTING QB in the league and many backups. you could as much blame him for being the reason for the 2 in season as you could the blame the coaching staff for his struggles. it was a monumental screw up by a lot of parties and he was part of the problem that needs to be fixed/replaced.

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