Let's see how Cam's first start weighs against other first overall QB picks.
Posted 12 September 2011 - 02:04 PM
Of note the most comparable performance to Cam's is Peyton's, throwing a similar number of passes and being one of the few QBs to be throwing for a high number of yards per attempt and yards per completion. *disclaimer* I am not saying Cam is the next Peyton Manning, just showing how significant this performance really is in a historical perspective. *disclaimer*
I don't feel these numbers need too much analysis, I think Cam's performance stands for itself.
17/35 48.6% 180yds 0td 2int 40.2qbr
13/24 54.2% 160yds 1td 0int 88.9qbr
14/30 46.7% 148yds 2td 1int 69.9qbr
21/37 56.8% 302yds 1td 3int 58.6qbr
12/24 50.0% 134yds 1td 0int 80.9qbr
4/12 33.3% 32yds 1td 0int 70.1qbr
10/22 45.5% 145yds 2td 1int 78.8qbr
18/27 66.7% 248yds 2td 1int 105.2qbr
17/37 45.9% 162yds 1td 2int 45.1qbr
9/23 39.1% 74yds 0td 4int 8.5qbr
23/31 74.2% 224yds 1td 1int 91.3qbr
16/37 43.2% 205yds 0td 3int 27.4qbr
32/55 58.2% 253yds 1td 3int 53.1qbr
24/37 64.9% 422yds 2td 1int 110.4qbr
Posted 12 September 2011 - 02:06 PM
Posted 12 September 2011 - 02:36 PM
Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:22 PM
Russell's problem was not talent, it was a lack of work ethic... Cam by all accounts has a great work ethic.
Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:24 PM
I'm not trying to be a 'homer' or whatever but that LB mad contact with Goodson while the ball was still in the air.
Watch the replay dude had one arm around Goodson's waist the whole play then still hits him before the ball got there.
Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:28 PM
Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:42 PM
Most Pass Yards in Season Opener
1994 Dan Marino 473
2000 Kurt Warner 441
2010 Peyton Manning 433
2011 Cam Newton 422
1994 Drew Bledsoe 421
*** All these guys made the playoffs the same year and became probowlers
Posted 12 September 2011 - 03:49 PM
Even Tom Bradey himself has never thown for 422 yards in a NFL game!
But he did win the Superbowl in his first game.