some people think he is a better runner than Vick and could become as good a passer as Manning(edit: in time, only a few insane people think that would happen right away). I assume they also think that includes the OC bit. I think all of that is a tremendous stretch to project that for any rookie, especially one we haven't seen play all that much, but hey whatever. I think it's more likely his game follows the lines of VY or Big Ben (or the others you named before injuries etc), because I don't expect him to be able to run like he did in college, but I could be wrong.
I think that is how it went anyway; something about how his ability to move the chains with his legs and his arm would make him impossible to defend for any length of time. I think that people like Teeray who said things like that were more speaking about how quarterbacks in this league *seem* like they are moving more towards a player who can extend plays by avoiding pressure etc until they find an opening which in turn is forcing defenses to change how they play quarterbacks and how they rush them, and that if EVERYTHING went perfectly for Cam he could be the one to really push that over the edge. There are others who just think Cam Newton is the best fuging thing ever and he's already on his way to the Hall of Fame, but many more reasonable fans have reasons for thinking he will be more than just "special."
me? Well, I'm gonna wait until I see him play in the NFL. I guess that's cheating, but I've seen too many amazing college players be completely humbled in the NFL to do more than just hope he transitions as well as others believe he will.
Edited by mav1234, 29 June 2011 - 11:26 AM.