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Yas: Mixed reviews on Cam Newton's Debut


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#91 Sword

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 01:14 PM

Well I'll say something about Vick..if he would have had the drive to be great like Mr. Newton appears to have..he'd still be on the Falcons and probably have a ring with him..Players like Vick, Randy Moss etc. all have this problem of freakish talent but no desire to use it 100% of the time.

Right now Cam has great talent, and he has great self motivation to be a legend(icon anyone?). I certainly wouldn't bet against him.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 04:05 PM

Why did you quote me? I didn't say anything about Vick. :confused:


I intended to quote the guy that you quoted. Guess I was in a hurry

Edited by BizEagle, 02 August 2011 - 04:12 PM.


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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:24 AM

I've been supporting him since the pick was made, but I still want to see him against live NFL defenses before I go as gaga over him as some of you guys (and yes, I know he's a rookie and will make mistakes - I'm not going to think he's a failure after his first pick). He's doing everything right and I don't expect that to change, but he's still got a lot to work on.

As to if I think we should have made a different draft choice, I haven't bothered to think about it since the draft but at that point I wanted a DT or CB. Don't really care now, he's on the team and he's got my full support.


Same here. I was a Gabbert supporter throughout the draft process, but since we have drafted Cam, I give him my 100% support, and glad we drafted him. He is a panther now and excited about his potential.

On the flipside, I heard Gabbert is tearing it up at the Jaguars training camp.. he had only 1 incomplete pass the whole first day of practice.. that's unbelievable.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:12 PM

Fwiw, Steve Young was a dual threat QB. He didn't run much (and when you are throwing it to Jerry Rice, why would you run), but he was pretty good at it when he did.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:24 PM

lol @ hater being deemed an immature word.

Didn't hear anyone complaining at the Playa Hater's Ball this year?

it pretty much explains exactly what you are doing. Hating for one reason or another.

Cam IS a huge guy. Compared to Jimmy, its almost laughable.
Olsen is also just absolutely massive. Steve looked like a little mini figurine standing next to them yesterday.

Duke Robinson= MASSIVE.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:32 PM

Fwiw, Steve Young was a dual threat QB. He didn't run much (and when you are throwing it to Jerry Rice, why would you run), but he was pretty good at it when he did.


Steve Young could run a little bit, but he didn't exactly strike fear into DC's with that aspect of his game. Cam is gonna change the way teams defend the Panthers. I guarantee you that.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:47 PM

The game Freeman threw all those picks he did look fairly decent.


The interceptions were awful, awful, awful throws. Besides that sure....

#98 Miaoww

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:51 PM

lol @ hater being deemed an immature word.

Didn't hear anyone complaining at the Playa Hater's Ball this year?

it pretty much explains exactly what you are doing. Hating for one reason or another.

Cam IS a huge guy. Compared to Jimmy, its almost laughable.
Olsen is also just absolutely massive. Steve looked like a little mini figurine standing next to them yesterday.

Duke Robinson= MASSIVE.


It's a terrible word. Apparently you're either a nut hugger or a hater. There's no middle ground. That's absurd.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 12:52 PM

The interceptions were awful, awful, awful throws. Besides that sure....


Freeman mowed through our D like a wet paper bag....until he got to the redzone. Then he imploded....

but watching a rookie Qb move the ball like that is promising.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:03 PM

Steve Young could run a little bit, but he didn't exactly strike fear into DC's with that aspect of his game. Cam is gonna change the way teams defend the Panthers. I guarantee you that.


Maybe not fear, but teams definitely prepared for Steve Young's running. In the 80's and early 90's he was probably considered the number two running qb in the NFL after Randall Cunningham. Steve Young actually has better running numbers than Donovan Mcnabb.

The point I was making was that dual threat qb's don't fail as often as some here have indicated.

Edited by Davidson Deac II, 03 August 2011 - 01:06 PM.


#101 Miaoww

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:03 PM

So did that Cards QB last year at times. Turning the ball over is half the battle.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:06 PM

Hell, at least those guys had something to put on the stat sheet. What did our QB's have?

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:11 PM

It's a terrible word. Apparently you're either a nut hugger or a hater. There's no middle ground. That's absurd.


create a word that's between the 2 and I will gladly use it.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:14 PM

Hell, at least those guys had something to put on the stat sheet. What did our QB's have?


potential?