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What about Cam will revolutionize the game?

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He's not revolutionizing anything. But imagine Roethlisburger running like Brandon Jacobs. In college, Newton ran with speed and power, but unless the play was called for running, he was a pass-first guy.

What really made him great is what we saw from Jake in his prime. As it got toward crunch time, he got better. He found ways to make the first down, and get the ball into the end zone. He made everyone around him better, anyone watching Aurburn football could tell that the entire team believed he would get it done, and played harder for it.

So take a big, mobile, strong-armed athletic QB with great intangibles and see if he can learn the playbook and how to decipher NFL defenses. If he can, then don't worry about whether he'll revolutionize the game. Because if he can figure out how to move the ball in the NFL like he did in college, he won't need to.

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He's already revolutionized message boards.

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In my opinion, that is a gross overstatement of his abilities. His passing game is largely overrated based on some numbers that don't translate to how good a passer he is.

He has the chance to develop into a good passer, but at this moment, he's behind the "pure passers" as you call them.

Is there a QB coming out of college in the 2010 draft or back in the 2009 draft that you can honestly say is signifcantly ahead of Cam as a passer when looking at them translating into the NFL?

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He's already revolutionized message boards.

I think Vick stole his thunder on becoming an "elite" passer and runner AND on message boards.

Like others have said, I don't know if he'll revolutionize the position, but if he plays it at a high level with the gifts he's been given, he'll be fine.

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Is there a QB coming out of college in the 2010 draft or back in the 2009 draft that you can honestly say is signifcantly ahead of Cam as a passer when looking at them translating into the NFL?

I would say both Sanchez and Stafford were significantly ahead of Cam as a passer, but this is just my personal opinion and I expect you to form your own.

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Is there a QB coming out of college in the 2010 draft or back in the 2009 draft that you can honestly say is signifcantly ahead of Cam as a passer when looking at them translating into the NFL?

Sam Bradford easy. You could argue that Jimmy Clausen was a better passer in college. Matt Stafford, Mark Sanchez, and Josh Freeman were all better passers.

People aren't gushing about Cam's potential because he can pass the ball. He does that well enough to get the job done, he's not a pure passer at all. What he's exceedingly good at is moving the chains. Who cares how he gets it done, as long as he gets it done at the next level?

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I would say both Sanchez and Stafford were significantly ahead of Cam as a passer, but this is just my personal opinion and I expect you to form your own.

Sanchez? really? Is he not the weakest passer in the NFL out of the big names from his draft class?

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Sanchez was a great passer in college. Look up his numbers--41 TDs in one year. Known for anticipation and accuracy. The knock on him was that he only started one year.

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Sam Bradford easy. You could argue that Jimmy Clausen was a better passer in college. Matt Stafford, Mark Sanchez, and Josh Freeman were all better passers.

People aren't gushing about Cam's potential because he can pass the ball. He does that well enough to get the job done, he's not a pure passer at all. What he's exceedingly good at is moving the chains. Who cares how he gets it done, as long as he gets it done at the next level?

Bradford struggled to make any passes downfield his rookie year.

The question was about who was signficantly ahead of Cam as a passer heading into the NFL. Lots of QBs played in spread offense and built better stats in college....doesn't mean they are ahead.

Clausen for example, looking at him as he headed into the NFL....he had poor mechanics, height, and questionable arm strength when looking at his game transitioning to the NFL. His game was better suited for college vs. the pros. How does that put him ahead as a passer?

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Sanchez was a great passer in college. Look up his numbers--41 TDs in one year. Known for anticipation and accuracy. The knock on him was that he only started one year.

it isn't about who was a good college player....it is about there passing skill set heading into the NFL and what the NFL asks of QBs.

Sanchez has been one of the most inaccurate and worst passers in the NFL the past 2 seasons. I mean the proof is in the pudding....Sanchez couldn't of been vastly ahead as poor as he has performed.

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