If you think there's any comparison between Jimmy Clausen and Andrew Luck, .
While I always respect your opinions, there is no comparison between Clausen and Newton either.
Newton has the physcial stature and athleticism that Clausen will never have. Ask me if I think Newton is an upgrade over Clausen, absolutely, at least he can pull the ball down and run for his life if he needs to.
Trust me, I'm not getting hyped about any prospect after the Luck fiasco, but, the list of QBs the Panthers have passed on is both long, and sad. If this young man shows maturity and capability in his interviews, he will go in the top 5, again because of the physical stature and rare athleticism. Those are god-given and not teachable. The other things are. As for Clausen, I liked him in college, but, I'll say again, what bothered me, is when the pass was there to be made, with no pressure, all he had to do was hit the target, he could not do it, and I very much liked the boy at ND.
Net, Rivera and Shula have looked at the tape of him. I trust them to make the right selection.
To your other point about the race card, I do sometimes think that black QBs are held to a far different standard than white and for the record, I am white.
Not saying you are looking at it from a racist point of value at all; but, it is not hard to understand why KT and some of the other posters think as they do.
Think, what the reaction would have been to ole Big Ben, for example, if he had been black vs. white. His happy ass would be in jail right now, no question, as it should have been. No mea culpeas make up for sexual assault.