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Whats Up With All This Cam Slump Garbage?

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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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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.

I'd like shock back more for his leadership. I think instead of running so many 2 TE sets that we did last year we will lean more towards 1 TE and 1 H-back. Tolbert is a great receiver and will get a lot of work as the H-back.

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I don't necessarily think we will see Cam slump but it wouldn't surprise me if he had fewer passing and rushing yards this season. I could see him passing for 3800 yds and running for 500 but improving his efficiency by increasing his completion percentage and touchdown passes while reducing ints which would mean he had actually improved as a QB. Some people may categorize a 3800/500 yds, 64% comp rate, 26TD/12INT and 5 rushing TD's as a dissapointment or "slump" after last season but if he can put up those kinds of stats while leading a well balanced offense that results in 9+ wins I will be very happy.

That won't result in any big headlines like "4000 yard passer" or "NFL record rushing TD's for a QB" but it will show improvement and growth.

Now he could go apeshite and pass for 4500, 68%, 36/8 and run for an additional 800 with another 16TD's but I really think we will try to be more balanced on offense and let our RB's handle more of the running, especially around the goal line.

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I don't think Cam will have a bad season but in many ways he may have a bit of a "slump" as teams play him differently and we exploit that difference. If our defense plays better, and our offense cuts down a bit on turnovers, I could see us not needing to lean on Cam's arms and legs so much, instead moving to pounding people into submission with our trio of backs once we get a nice lead.

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I don't think Cam will have a bad season but in many ways he may have a bit of a "slump" as teams play him differently and we exploit that difference. If our defense plays better, and our offense cuts down a bit on turnovers, I could see us not needing to lean on Cam's arms and legs so much, instead moving to pounding people into submission with our trio of backs once we get a nice lead.

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I don't think Cam will have a bad season but in many ways he may have a bit of a "slump" as teams play him differently and we exploit that difference. If our defense plays better, and our offense cuts down a bit on turnovers, I could see us not needing to lean on Cam's arms and legs so much, instead moving to pounding people into submission with our trio of backs once we get a nice lead.

I agree and if our D improves and we are actually leading some games instead of knowing we have to put up 35 pts to win his raw stat totals will probably decline, although it will be for all the right reasons. I would rather Cam have fewer yards and TD's (and our RB's have more) if that means we are winning 20-10 instead of losing 35-30.

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I just know how hard he has been working and how much tape he has been watching on himself to improve on every area he needed improvement. Also he has said many times not making the playoffs in year 2 would be a major failure and he isn't going to allow that to happen. With that being said, I think he will be even better than last season. His rushing ability will always be there, but I don't think he will have as many rushing touchdowns. I think he will have better passing numbers though.

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