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#21 CSP_777

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:52 AM

You won't find a harder working QB. WarPanthers!

#22 Matthias

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 11:58 AM

I see he's rockin' the backpack like Kevin Durant!:cool:

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 12:55 PM

You have to love what he said about age not equaling leadership. Some players just have the swag to be leaders on day one. I remember after we drafted Beason. His whole rookie season they talked about how vocal and what a good leader he was. We see how that turned out....

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 01:10 PM

I dont think that it is a big deal, but i dont like Cam wearing #1. I think that it puts an unessisary target on his back, or added pressure.


Here's my take on it.... after listening to the interview.

I think that Cam COULD have easily paid Clausen the money and gotten his #2.

He said "I would rather start OVER with another number". Warren Moon (his mentor) wore #1. I think he went home overnight, thought about it, and said let's do this. I don't think he wanted #2 all that bad and is ready for a new start. #2 signifies his times earlier in his life and at Auburn. #1 is his pro career. I think he's ready to wear it his whole career and have it be what personifies him. I wouldn't be surprised a bit if he did it to be like his mentor Warren Moon. I think #1 fits him better.

That's my thinking behind it. And I THINK he'll stay with #1 his whole panthers career. Especially if Pickles is here just beyond this year.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 01:17 PM

no lie i was on youtube earlier today and i found your videos from yesterday's practices and said, huh, i lilsmitty puts stuff like this up often, I wonder if he did it...

the internet is a magical place.

#26 MHS831

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 01:17 PM

So, Cam wanted #2 and Jimmy threw out a $$ amount and Cam is wearing #1

what the hell kinda money we talking about????


Jimmy was trying to save face. He should have said, "I will give you #2 if you donate $10K to the Charlotte United Way."

They announce it together. Everybody wins.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 01:26 PM

This comes to mind. People compare Cam to Michael Vick, Vince Young, Jamarcus Russell. I suppose I did too. However, I was not comparing skin color as accused, I was comparing skill sets. I put The Golden Calf of Bristol in the group as well, along with Ryan Leaf from a while back.

What will separate Cam (and probably The Golden Calf of Bristol) from those mentioned above (MVick I not MVick II) is work ethic. Vick admitted he goofed off, Young took goofing off to the next level, and Russell was lazy before he got paid. They didn't aspire to be great, in their minds they already were, to such a degree that rules and schedules didn't apply to them. Cam, with all the negative publicity, mostly deserved, gave many of us that impression. I do not think we were wrong--I think Cam grew up and put his priorities in order. He started listening to the right people. Now, I would compare him to Josh Freeman, Steve McNair, and maybe even Steve Young.

He grew up, while Young is being force to, even thought I do not think he gets it yet. Vick learned the hard way too, but he learned.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 01:26 PM

Jimmy was trying to save face. He should have said, "I will give you #2 if you donate $10K to the Charlotte United Way."

They announce it together. Everybody wins.


Jimmy was a first class jerk off about it.

Kind of hope that somehow he's cut in camp so cam gets his # for free if he wants it anyways.

You're right, Clausen only wanted it because Cam did, he has no attachment with the number 2. He had no reason to be this way. Truly acted like a spoiled child who only wanted the toy because another kid wanted same toy.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 01:29 PM

Jimmy was a first class jerk off about it.

Kind of hope that somehow he's cut in camp so cam gets his # for free if he wants it anyways.

You're right, Clausen only wanted it because Cam did, he has no attachment with the number 2. He had no reason to be this way. Truly acted like a spoiled child who only wanted the toy because another kid wanted same toy.


He blew a great chance to take the high road. Not to say Cam earned it, but it is ironic that the #2 JC so coveted became his scarlet letter when Cam took #1.