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Good article on Cam and his affect on the game

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http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d8234efd7/article/newtons-success-in-nfl-bodes-well-for-baylor-qb-griffin?module=HP11_content_stream

"In 1998, Peyton Manning was as safe and pro-ready a quarterback prospect as they come. In 2011, Cam Newton was seen as a spectacular athlete, but a risk because he was raw at the position.

Both started in Week 1 as rookies, Newton with a truncated offseason. Their respective numbers through six weeks …

MANNING (1998): 113-210 (53.8 percent), 1,346 yards, 6 TD, 14 INT

NEWTON (2011): 134-229 (58.5 percent), 1,847 yards, 7 TD, 9 INT

So Newton threw more, for a higher completion percentage, more yards, more touchdowns and fewer interceptions than Manning. Both players' teams were 1-5 at that juncture."

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Much different nfl these days.

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Much different nfl these days.

yup.

Can't touch receivers anymore.

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Five vs ten yard cushion. You also can't blow up people over the short middle anymore, though to be fair the panthers don't pass a lot there.

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The numbers speak for themselves.

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Somebody compare Cam through six weeks vs Manning last year through 6 weeks.

Please

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Somebody compare Cam through six weeks vs Manning last year through 6 weeks.

Please

Yeah, cause that would prove that a seasoned, MVP, Super Bowl winning QB is better than a rookie. Totally sound argument. You nailed it, bro.

But why not.

Manning through 6 games last season:

Comp %: 67.75

Yards: 1,916

TD/INT ratio: 13-2

So, really, Newton isn't THAT far behind Manning in TODAY'S NFL. Obviously, the TD/INT ratio is way off, but that is to be expected. In terms of yardage and completion %, Cam looks like he could get to a Peyton-type of level sooner rather than later.

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What was the W-L comparison?

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Yeah, cause that would prove that a seasoned, MVP, Super Bowl winning QB is better than a rookie. Totally sound argument. You nailed it, bro.

ffs, :rolleyes:

Takes out the old rules vs new rules debate, bro.

Anyway, they both passed for about 1800 yards, Manning 2010, Cam 2011. See Bro, you totally missed my meaning.

Anyway, Manning has a huge advantage in the TD/INT ratio but you'd have to expect that.

However, Cam has run for 6 rushing TDs, something Peyton could never do.

All considered, Cam is doing a hellova job.

Bro.

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shouldn't you also factor in the production on the ground and running TDs?

Newton's first 6 games: 207 yards and 7 touchdowns

Manning's entire rookie season: 62 yards and 0 touchdowns

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ffs, :rolleyes:

Takes out the old rules vs new rules debate, bro.

Anyway, they both passed for about 1800 yards, Manning 2010, Cam 2011. See Bro, you totally missed my meaning.

Anyway, Manning has a huge advantage in the TD/INT ratio but you'd have to expect that.

However, Cam has run for 6 rushing TDs, something Peyton could never do.

All considered, Cam is doing a hellove job.

Bro.

Oh, well then we agree. lol I misinterpreted what you said. It's late for me. I wrote an 8 page paper. I'm delirious. Forgive me.

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shouldn't you also factor in the production on the ground and running TDs?

Newton's first 6 games: 207 yards and 7 touchdowns

Manning's entire rookie season: 62 yards and 0 touchdowns

Yes, you should.

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