First. I post here cause it's fun to see you guys call people stupid, trolls and tell them they don't know why they are talking about only for it to turn out the complete opposite
Second I understand all of that. I am well aware of the fact he's a rookie and most teams with rookie QB's lose because of that reason. You don't.
Most teams with rookies don't win because of them. Some win in spite of them, some win because of them, sure, but most of the time they are not asked to do a ton. We're asking Cam to do a ton.
Saints, Bears and Falcons... I was more referring to the defense giving up 4th quarter leads to the Cardinals, Saints, and Falcons, and 3rd quarter leads to the Packers and Vikings.
1) the Bears
In this particular game, we were tied at 10 and special teams gave up a 73 yard return which allowed an easy TD. Then, the special teams allowed a 70 yard punt return. Note, I am not saying it's all on our defense - it's not. It's typically also our terrible special teams! So we were down 24 to 10. Cam got us to 23 to 24... Then, special teams missed a fg that could have taken the lead. Then defense gave in and instead of being down by 1 we were down by 4. When we were still within 4, defense gave up a TD.
Now, against the Bears it's a good idea to keep in mind we had a blocked field goal and a missed FG. The difference in the game? 5 points.
2) The Falcons
Against the Falcons we had a 4th quarter lead, the defense gave up that lead before we had a turnover. Cam participated in this loss, but then again, we were still leading heading into the 4th and the defense gave that lead up before the turnover in the 4th quarter.
lol, yes, he didn't manage the clock perfectly (though who knows how that game goes if Naanee's catch isn't reversed)... as you point out our coach screwed the pooch in this game as well. Amusingly enough, our coach isn't named Cam Newton, yet you want to blame Cam... Ok. We never should have had to worry about the clock. Our defense allowed an 89 yard drive for a TD. Despite the fact Cam gave up a TD early on, he brought the team back. But our defense couldn't hold the Saints when it mattered most.
It's not just the defense. It's special teams. It's coaching. At times, it's the offense. But our defense and special teams are playing far worse than our offense... EVERYONE Knows that. Why do you think Rivera called the team out after a game saying others had to play up to the level Cam is playing??
Edited by mav1234, 19 November 2011 - 10:25 PM.