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#16 Future Of The Franchise

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 11:46 PM

I'm already in my sophmore slump. None of the freshman girls I was banging last year will return my calls. O_o

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:07 AM

I think Cam needs to cut down on the interceptions. I dont think he needs to run for 14 touchdowns or throw for 4000+ to be successful or even great. I think he will be a pro bowl guy for years to come.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:37 AM

Oh my god, Jamie Duke is one fuging idiot. To sell tickets? We only drafted Cam to sell tickets? and because he was from the south?
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Chud and the coaching staff knew Cam was special, dispelled all the myths about his questioned work-ethic by the media and saw a guy who truly wanted to be great. And that he'd work hard to get their. I don't know if they knew how good Cam would be so quickly, but they knew he'd be good.


I don't hink Duke's comment was meant that the only reason that we drafted Cam was to sell tickets. However, there is a bit of truth in what he said.

After the terrible season that the Panthers had with Clausen, there were a lot of people saying that the Panthers needed to do something to energize the fan base and put people in the seats. Because of this, they should take more of a risk and draft the athletic QB with tremendous upside. The safer pick would have been Dareus, etc....but the franchise needed more.

I do think that it did play into the Panthers decision on Cam.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:20 AM



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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:36 AM

I think the idea of a sophmore slump is a legitimate discussion, but seeing the work ethic and the determination Cam has, along with guys like Smitty and DWill that are surely pushing him, I don't think he'll have a slump.

From everything I've seen he's working harder this year than he did last year and plus he has the benefit of a full off season and more time to integrate and practice with the receivers and backs.. if anything he could have another record breaking year the likes of something that's never been seen before.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:10 AM

first time since high school he's had the same OC and system for more than one year.

full offseason with coaching staff and team compared to last year.

full season under his belt.

dude is a workaholic and a perfectionist with a desire to be not just great, but the best to play the game and that mindset is transferring to his teammates.

he has a coaching staff trusting him and believing in him that is smart and progressive and among the most creative in the league.

he has a group of teammates that have totally and completely bought into him and the system and are able to get completely comfortable with their QB and the system.

i'm not buying a sophomore slump. he may not set records like last year. he may have less rushing TDs, but i see him being more efficient and overall more effective. he and this offense will dominate.

all of the combined with an improved defense will mean several more wins than last year and likely a trip to the playoffs...the first of many with cam under center.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:22 AM

I think Cam needs to cut down on the interceptions. I dont think he needs to run for 14 touchdowns or throw for 4000+ to be successful or even great. I think he will be a pro bowl guy for years to come.


I think Cam will always have turnovers...he may cut it back some but with his big play and aggreesive nature it will happen.

What I expect is even more points. I also expect him to break his 14 rushing TD mark....and he will do that bc he is the biggest mismatch the NFL will have seen at the QB position. It will just be too easy while he is young no matter what talent we have in the backfield. Not saying he does it year 2 but within the first 5

I think he will come dangerously close to a 30 passing/ 20 rushing TD season soon. The more the game slows the more of the video game player he will appear

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:19 AM

I think Cam will always have turnovers...he may cut it back some but with his big play and aggreesive nature it will happen.

What I expect is even more points. I also expect him to break his 14 rushing TD mark....and he will do that bc he is the biggest mismatch the NFL will have seen at the QB position. It will just be too easy while he is young no matter what talent we have in the backfield. Not saying he does it year 2 but within the first 5

I think he will come dangerously close to a 30 passing/ 20 rushing TD season soon. The more the game slows the more of the video game player he will appear


Based on adding Tolbert to the mix, I see his rushing TD's going down significantly. I still don't think that Chud will continue to use Newton as a battering ram full-back inside the 5, like he did last year.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:19 AM

Based on adding Tolbert to the mix, I see his rushing TD's going down significantly. I still don't think that Chud will continue to use Newton as a battering ram full-back inside the 5, like he did last year.


See I don't...Cam can get in the endzone easier than any RB we have on our roster by a good margin. Cam wasn't a battering ram.....he simply couldn't be stopped. Much easier to stop a back. Backs will get there touches but the Cam show is just starting IMO.

I think Tolbert will be heavily used in pass protection, getting better use out of DWill, and insurance for the hindsight mistake Hurney made with our RBs. Not a goaline vulture.

If Cam is the best redzone weapon in the NFL.......which I think he is.....why rely on less efficient means? I think Cam easily hits double digits. If we are up in games then the RBs will play bigger roles. Close one down....Newton will shine.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:37 AM

I think they'll still use Cam a good bit in the redzone, but will continue to do it intelligently like they did last year... designed roll outs, etc. trying to keep him from getting big hits...

I almost jizz my pants thinking about the possibilities of Cam running on short yardage behind Silatolu and Otah (if Otah can stay healthy)...

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:42 AM

I think they'll still use Cam a good bit in the redzone, but will continue to do it intelligently like they did last year... designed roll outs, etc. trying to keep him from getting big hits...

I almost jizz my pants thinking about the possibilities of Cam running on short yardage behind Silatolu and Otah (if Otah can stay healthy)...

they'll be on opposite sides of the line, won't they?

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:43 AM

they'll be on opposite sides of the line, won't they?


Isn't Silatolu a RG and Otah a RT?

Or am I crazy?

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:46 AM

Isn't Silatolu a RG and Otah a RT?

Or am I crazy?

crazy, i suppose.

hangman is staying at RG. silatolu is taking wharton's place.

that's what's been hapening in OTAs and what i believed has been in the discussion all along.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:49 AM

crazy, i suppose.

hangman is staying at RG. silatolu is taking wharton's place.

that's what's been hapening in OTAs and what i believed has been in the discussion all along.


Crazy it is then...

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:10 PM

You forget Amini is known for his pulling ability. Could very well see him pull all the way next to Otah on runs. So Cam could be running behind em both near the goal line lol.



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