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How long should Cam play on Thursday?

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I would play Cam with all of our starters except for Smitty, DW, and Stewy. You can't play this game for fear of injury and he needs the reps. Putting Cam in without the starting offensive line will probably do more harm than good.

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At least a quarter. Depending on how much work he gets.

I wanna see how he performs in a more rookie friendly offense.

Last week it seems like Chud was testing Cam, trying to get a feel for what he was and was not ready for yet.

This week, I wanna see more run plays, boot legs, slant routes. All things that are designed to make rookies look good.

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the entire damn game.

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I think they should start Jimmy Clausen and see how he does....I think we've seen what Cam Newton has got, give Jimmy his shot. The coaches want to start Cam but he's clearly not ready and the O-Line could ruin him before he is.

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If Rivera leaves Cam in beyond the first quarter, then I'll be shocked. Our starting o-line can't pass block, and our backups are somehow worse. Pitt's defense is usually SB caliber, and will be looking to welcome Cam to the NFL will big hits.

But this thread is about what we as fans would decide. 100% sit Cam after the 1st quarter. He's not going to have some revelation after a few more plays, but he could certainly be injured. And for what? A little confidence building against second stringers? Yikes that's not worth it in any way.

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Would you sit cam but leave in the first string OL so they have more snaps to try to gel?

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I'd say a half

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First half, Jimmy gets 2nd

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I would play him the first half, and then let Jimmy have the 2nd half

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As far as leaving the o-line in longer, I can't answer that question. To my untrained eyes, it looks like our C/RG/RT combination is simply getting physically overwhelmed. Extra snaps won't stop Kalil from getting pushed back into the pocket, and the same goes for whatever loser RG we trot out there. The problem imo is a lack of raw power, not so much confusion, or a lack of experience. So no, I would take the starting o-line out after the 1st quarter. The weight room might help more than anything (and roids) j/k.

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I agree first half but all the starters should play it. They need the all need the reps with the new system.

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As long as possible

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