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Whats Up With All This Cam Slump Garbage?


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In various threads across the interweb, I've noticed a tremendous amount of "Cam is just gonna fall off this year." "Cam is going to fall back down to earth, hard!" NOT HAPPENING. " I dont mind making the "bold prediction". People can't help but downplay everything he has done and will do. He shut those butt hurts up his rookie year, he's gonna do it this year. Will it be a 4000+ passing year? probably not... but hes going lead a winning team and make a playoff push, and that's what every team wants. I say hes going to finish the year a top 10 QB. Haters gonna Hate!

Thoughts, predictions?

WARNING: (in case you haven't noticed) Cam circle jerk thread time.

There are folks are simply haters. No matter what Cam does, they will always have that...wait until or can he do? They refuse to accept that he's good.

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I think alot of folks thinks Cam got "lucky" his rookie year. Teams had no tape on him and thus couldn't gameplan for him and Cam did make some rookie mistakes. For some reason alot of people think he threw way too many picks. 17... he threw barely 1 more pick than games played.

Superbowl winning quarterback Eli Manning threw 16 last season, 1 less. Go look at the season's stats and Cam's amount of picks is right in the tier behind Rodgers, Brady, Brees. Anything under 20 picks for someone who throws the ball so much had been considered remarkable for decades, but because Brady and Rodgers have gone under 10 a few times, anything less isn't up to snuff.

I don't buy the gametape bullshit. Every week we as Panther fans last season got to hear about how "our DC is gonna try to confuse Cam with blitz packages" and every week said DC failed miserably.

I think alot of rookies fall into sophomore slumps because they succeed almost entirely on talent and athleticism their rookie year, but then don't put the work required to develop into a premier threat - thus the gametape will allow defenses to take away their athleticism. Lucky for us this isn't the case for Cam. The kid busts his ass and will do whatever it takes to become as good of a traditional passer as Peyton Manning or Tom Brady. Blend that in with his incredible natural athleticism and he's going to be the best to ever play the position.

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ARTICLE:

While The Denver Broncos’ The Golden Calf of Bristol ended up dominating the headlines of The 2011 NFL Regular Season, The Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton was finishing an impressive rookie year including a rookie record 4,051 passing yards and wins in four of his last six games.  Cam Newton and The Golden Calf of Bristol had many doubters coming into the year and both players showed flashes of brilliance that have convinced many people that both players will have long term success in The NFL.  The Golden Calf of Bristol will need to develop with The 2012 New York Jets if that is to happen.  The Golden Calf of Bristol performed so well in 2011 that he was the proposed starter for The Broncos going into 2012′s summer training camp but then he was traded. Cam Newton performed so well that he won NFL Rookie of the Year and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Newton’s continued NFL success may be assumed.  However, like The Golden Calf of Bristol, Cam Newton will still have to prove that he can have long term success in The NFL following the 2012 Carolina Panthers season and The Cam Newton Sophomore Slump.

I do not believe in the so called sophomore slump as much as I believe in the freshman fluke.  I would not be surprised if most supposed sophomore slumps were followed by junior and senior season slumps, so the success of a rookie’s performance, as it is for every individual and every team, is largely dependent on scheduling.  It’s not so much that I am predicting Cam Newton’s sophomore slump but that Cam Newton’s rookie season may be a fluke. People only want to know the final numbers and are not concerned with how they were reached. It doesn’t matter that The Golden Calf of Bristol lost his final 3 regular season games; The Golden Calf of Bristol led The Broncos to the playoffs.  The Golden Calf of Bristol Nation believes his win/loss record and playoff victory earned him the right to start in 2012 but it wasn’t The Golden Calf of Bristol’s overall record that John Elway was evaluating; it was the detail and execution of his plays.

Cam Newton came out of the gate on fire, passing for 854 yards in his first two games and he would win his first game of the year in week 3 vs. The Jacksonville Jaguars.  Newton would go on to complete the first half of the season as the lead passer in 6 of the 8 games.  Newton set the tone early in the season that he is for real.  While The Panthers would finish the first half 2-6, Cam Newton would have higher game totals in passing yards than opponents Aaron Rodgers, Matt Ryan and Jay Cutler. However, Newton would have no victories over their teams and his week 8 match up vs. The Minnesota Vikings would be the last time he was a game’s passing leader.

Newton’s led Panthers would finish the second half of the season going 4-4 but only one season win over a team with a winning record.  The Panthers beat The Houston Texans in week 14 minus key offensive players including Texans starting quarterback Matt Schaub. That’s right; T.J. Yates had more passing yards than Cam Newton in their match up.  While The Panthers were winning, defending Cam Newton was becoming a challenge more easily accomplished than in the first half of the season.

In the second half of his rookie season, Newton’s passing yards per game totals would leave him runner up to the leader in all eight games.  Matt Hasselbeck, Chris Painter, T.J. Yates and both Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ quarterbacks, Josh Freeman and Josh Johnson would out pass Cam Newton.  Of Cam Newton’s 4051 passing yards, 34% would be achieved in games 1-4.  In games 5-8, Cam would amass another 25% of his season total, followed by 22% in games 9-12, and finishing the final four games with only 19% of his rookie season’s total passing yards.

Maybe it was the mental game wearing down on Newton but when we see his best games coming in September following an off season with a lock out, Cam Newton’s sophomore slump seems highly possible. In Week 1 Newton matched up against Kevin Kolb and The Arizona Cardinals, followed by The Green Bay Packers’ high powered offense and then The Bears’ week 4 match up, going toe to toe with what was still a Mike Martz ran offense at full strength.  If we take out those three games, Cam Newton’s record improves to a .461 win percentage as opposed to .375 but he would only have an average of 217 passing yards per game.  Newton’s touchdown to interception ratio and total rushing touchdowns were identical in both halves of the season. However, in addition to his victory over T.J. Yates and The Texans, Newton’s wins came against extremely inferior opposition as his passing yards per game declined throughout the season.

Rest of article at link:

http://www.duanescorner.com/

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No one is going to read all of that bullshit written by an anonymous blogger.

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lol he just linked us to a blog

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Article is nonsense.

Cam's best games also werent his first couple. he just had tons of passing yardage. Washington, Houston, etc were good games.....veteran like.

Also, it is clear the ST and D are the reason a rookie Newton didn't post a winning record. What is also clear....is a 2nd year player like The Golden Calf of Bristol is nowhere near the QB Newton is

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Our young fan base isnt use to success so i guess alota people are looking in the past when they need be looking forward to our very bright future.

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haha yeah that article is a bit skewed

not taking into account the meteoric rise of our running game, coupled with Cam not having to throw as much with our passing efficiency improving his numbers were bound to come back to earth so to speak

150-200 yards passing and a W? Sounds better than 400 yards and a L

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How profound. So your telling me that when our three headed rushing attack took over and highly minimized 3rd and long, and even 3rd down all together Cam threw the ball for less yards? When both RBs were averaging 5.4 yards per carry, actually getting carries, controlling the clock and extending drives? And in 5 of those last 8 games Cam never had more than 25 pass attempts? And we won more?

Gee whiz. That article really shedding light on how having game tape on Cam allows a defense to shut him down.

Curious, did something whack you in the head during Katrina?

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Sophomore slumps aren't uncommon, but I suspect Cam will be ok this season. His demeanor is similar to Smitty's, (like someone already mentioned- chip on his shoulder.) and with Chud's creative and aggressive playcalling, Cam should be good to go.

I agree that I believe Chud's will be a big reason you are not likely to see a big soph slump from Cam....he is likely to keep adding wrinkles to keep defenses guessing.

However, realizing that QB soph slumps happen quite often is NOT "just hating on Cam". They are very common for a few reasons:

1. Getting tape on a young guy is big

2. Some young guys who have success think they have arrived and still do not know how to work in the offseason at an NFL level....don't think this will happen to Cam.

Not saying one will happen (I don't), but statistically they do happen a lot.

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Cam was amazing last year, and he didnt even have an offseason to prepare.

Teams better watch the fug out this year, is all I have to say.

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We do need to re-sign Shockey though. I dont like taking weapons away from our young QB who is still learning. The more weapons, the better.

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