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Rotoworld Revisits Cam's Late-Season "Slump"


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#1 fieryprophet

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:22 PM

http://www.rotoworld...cam-locker?pg=2

I think Newton's passing stats tailed off down the stretch because Steve Smith, Legedu Naanee, and Brandon LaFell simply weren't creating enough separation down the football field. Opponents were deathly afraid of Smith, using bracket coverage to keep him contained. Naanee was the weakest skill-position player on the field in both games I reviewed. A stiff, straight-line guy with little post-catch wiggle and zero vertical tools, Naanee was the only difficult-to-watch Panther.

What is clear: Newton is a dominant, game-breaking talent. Even when his wide receivers failed to create bomb opportunities, Newton's playmaking ability shined through. He accounted for six all-purpose touchdowns and 548 total yards in the two games, and Carolina scored 71 points. Newton is Roethlisberger-like with his ability to break free from two-arm tackles and fire off rocket balls after quickly setting his feet. There isn't a more exciting young player in football right now.



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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:29 PM

"in BOTH games I reviewed"

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:29 PM

obviously whoever wrote this did their homework!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:30 PM

Naanee was pure poo, couldn't catch a pass in the clutch to save his fuging life. Glad that underachiever is down in Miami.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:31 PM

But but but KC Joyner!!!

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:32 PM

Newton is Roethlisberger-like with his ability to break free from two-arm tackles and fire off rocket balls after quickly setting his feet.



Not the first QB that would come to my mind when thinking of people to compare Cam to, but when you think about it, it strangely fits. At least in the regard that they are both big dudes who are hard to bring down. Cam's got the toughness of Big Ben with the agility of Darren Sproles though.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:37 PM

"in BOTH games I reviewed"

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Two games out of eight or so is a decent sample size. Most people go by highlights.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:37 PM

The passing game leveled out because the run game improved and we relied on the option for more of our offense. For the most part we maintained our scoring average and that is the only offensive stat that really counts, points for. It doesn't really matter how you score them as long as you keep scoring particularly in the fourth quarter. That is where we have some work to do. We scored lots of points but couldn't always score when we needed to in order to win. If we are going to be a playoff team then we need to be an opportunistic and aggressive team on offense and defense. Something we didn't do enough of last year.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:47 PM

Cam could go this entire season without passing for 300 yards and it would be a good thing because our running game is clicking.

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Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:47 PM

Two games out of eight or so is a decent sample size. Most people go by highlights.


Is the article only considering home games? Either way .. not enough to make such conclusive statements