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#1 Ivan The Awesome

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:24 PM

I use the term FAN loosely, because after reading this I sincerely have my doubts. Even if he did try to soften that by saying he's a PSL owner and all that. While it was very well written, I get the vibe that this person is nit-picking at any little thing. Almost grasping for straws so to speak..

I don't know who wrote this article but I stumbled upon it today.


My biggest concern right now is our starting quarterback, Cam Newton. Newton has only played in the NFL for one season but he has had a huge impact. He has set numerous records including: most passing yards for a rookie, most total touchdowns for a rookie, most passing yards in one game for a rookie, most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in a single season, along with many other records. So was the rookie season a success for Mr. Newton? Yes. Was the rookie season a success for the Panthers? Not quite. The team went 6-10 and looked bad for most of the season. The team won 4 of the last 6 games but none of the games were competitive. The best win of the season was in week 15 when the Panthers beat the Texans (a team who had already clinched a playoff spot and rested most of their starters). The other 3 wins came against the Colts (1-15) and the Buccaneers (4-12). At the end of the season I was not satisfied with the results. My team had a "strong" finish to a mediocre season.



Perspective is a wonderful thing right? I was satisfied that they turned it around and didn't end up with a top 3 pick..

In the Pro Bowl I think Cam Newton embarrassed himself. In a game where the corners can't press the receivers, blitzes can't be called, and there is no intentional grounding, Cam Newton managed to throw 3 interceptions and get sacked twice. Now I know the Pro Bowl is meant to be fun but his performance was dreadful. As a rookie, you need to pay your dues to the league. You need to work hard to show your peers that you are serious about being a Pro Bowl player. Andy Dalton, also a rookie, took his role seriously. He went 7-9 with 2 touchdowns. Eric Weddle, another first-time Pro Bowler, played his heart out. He didn't go out and treat the Pro Bowl as a joke; he went out to prove himself to his peers. Newton, on the other hand, seemed content to play for fun and take this experience for granted. Newton should have made the most out of this experience especially under the circumstances. He was a replacement for Eli Manning who couldn't participate since his team was playing in the Superbowl. Cam Newton was lucky to escape with only 3 interceptions. Many of his passes were not accurate and the defense had their hands on the ball before the receivers did. Newton was not prepared for the Pro Bowl. He was hoping to use this as a platform to prove how great he was but instead he made a fool of himself. If Newton makes it to the Pro Bowl again, I certainly hope he takes it seriously (and tucks in his shirt). I have come to two conclusions based off his Pro Bowl play. Either Cam Newton thinks he has already "made it" in the NFL and has nothing to prove or Cam Newton isn't good enough to play with the best players in the NFL. (I find this unacceptable. Where is the intensity or your competitive side?)



...wow. The pro bowl is the be all end all of your career apparently.


Right now, I am not sold that Cam Newton is a great quarterback. His passing yardage and rushing numbers were good during his rookie season so maybe he should be used as a running back who can throw or even a tight-end. I am concerned that the fans in Carolina are willing to sit through 6-10 seasons as long as they have an exciting quarterback to watch. I am concerned that Newton will not respond well if things do not go his way. I am concerned about the future of my team. I know this is not the popular opinion right now but there is an argument to be made. You can't only look at the good in a player and refuse to see their faults. Good stats aren't the only thing that matter (Look at Lebron James. ZING!). I think there is a spot for Cam Newton on this team but I do not think it is at quarterback.



That last sentence baffles me. Who else would you want to play QB? I'm trying to understand his logic, but I just cannot. Clausen? Anderson? Armanti? lol wut?!

#2 nctarheel0619

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:29 PM

Whoever wrote this is an idiot.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:30 PM

This is obviously CamNewton1's blog

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:31 PM

And yet...absolutely no mention of the defense.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:33 PM

No body takes the pro-bowl seriously and this jackass just made it the meat of his argument. He makes absolutely no sense throughout that entire article, it was absolutely horrible.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:34 PM

I got through the 1st paragraph thinking okay he is on to something making until he started discrediting our last 6 games, but Texans were still playing for a high seed, and that same TJ Yates had won them some games before we beat them, and they didn't rest their starters for that game, Colts started playing harder (especially the DEF) around the time we played them, even thought their offense reminder me of ours in 2010, only team that really just got rolled on was the Bucs, and we went in limping vs the Saints*.

The Pro Bowl was food to feed the trolls, Cam played horrible, but he had a couple of Saints* Olinr blocking half ass for him, while the AFC team was trying to go full team, Cam watched Rodgers and Brees with 5 minutes to throw the ball, but then when he stepped in he had pressure before he even received the snap,

Cam not being our QB, we should shot this man.

#7 Ivan The Awesome

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:35 PM

Whoever wrote this is an idiot.


I can't say that I disagree. I would have said a very concerned fan, but after reading it. Nope. I can't say that.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:36 PM

Why do ya'll even post s**** like this...waste of time.

#9 Ivan The Awesome

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:38 PM

And yet...absolutely no mention of the defense.



Ding, ding, ding, ding, ding!

He's willing to blame Cam for the 6-10 record, but no mention of the defense that was bad unfortunately. Injury plagued and all. No mention.


Newton has received an unprecedented amount of hype through his rookie season. In my opinion, it is not warranted. Let's do a blind test. Quarterback #1 threw for 3,398 yards, completed 58% of their passes, threw 20 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, was sacked 24 times, led their team to a 9-7 record and made the playoffs. Quarterback #2 threw for 4,051 yards, completed 60% of their passes, threw 21 touchdowns, 17 interceptions, was sacked 35 times, led their team to a 6-10 record and did not make the playoffs. Which quarterback would you rather have on your team? Quarterback #1 is rookie Andy Dalton and quarterback #2 is Cam Newton.


Another example of not fully researching or mentioning all the variables. The Bengals Defense was amazing. What would our Record look like if it had a defense like the Bengals last year?


@SetfreexX, GTFO if you don't want to read this. No one forced you to.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:43 PM

What a douche-bag-dildo-idiot.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:43 PM

This is PFFL's blog. For anyone new, he was the scourge of this board last year. After his 30th alt was banned, he went to the Broncos' board to try to sell the idea that The Golden Calf of Bristol was a much better QB than Cam.

I think most of us here came to the conclusion that the guy has some "issues".

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:53 PM

This is PFFL's blog. For anyone new, he was the scourge of this board last year. After his 30th alt was banned, he went to the Broncos' board to try to sell the idea that The Golden Calf of Bristol was a much better QB than Cam.

I think most of us here came to the conclusion that the guy has some "issues".



Well now it all makes sense. What a complete moron that guy is/was.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:54 PM

Why even give idiots like that hits? Not everything with the word "Panthers" in it has to be linked here.

Lock this crap.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:54 PM

This thread sucks.

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:55 PM

And the "which would you rather" question is laughable... Because I would pick QB2, easily.



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