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CBS: Ten players likely to take a step back

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I think it's very possible that Cam will take a step back as far as stats.

That said, I think even though the stats may be lesser, the overall quarterback performance may be greater.

We started a lot of drives last year form our own 20, mainly because the other team scored. I believe Cam was top 5 in leading scoring drives for 80 + yards. Which is amazing, but that is far too many drives starting at the 20 imo.

We were the worst team in the league on forcing 3 and outs. So teams would also be able to pin us deep if the DEF somehow did get a stop.

And when we did force a punt, if AE did get a good return, it was always called back for holding or block in the back, the other times, it was watching AE dance around for a 3 yard gain. With a better ST unit, and a deadly return man in Adams, we should see less long scoring drives.

Therefore, Cam's numbers will go down in yards, but hopefully the offense scores more. I wouldn't care if Cam throw for around 3300 yards with 30 Pass TD's and around 5 Rush TD's. And the triple headed monster in DWill, Stewart and Tolbert split the rest of the rushing TD's.

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The only thing Cam is going to lose this season is the INTs

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I believe Cam's stats will sore this year. Last year, he really didn't have a legit number two target. Now with Gettis coming back, I believe Cam's stats for passing yards will be greater. (Considering Gettis is back to full speed) The only drop I see in his stats, may be in his rushing yards.

Yet all in all, I believe he will be great this year. Remember, after his two 400+ yard games, he failed to get 300 yards from that point on. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong. He may have gotten 300 in that Bears game) So if we can get 5+ 300 yard games this season, his passing yards will increase by default.

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I think it's very possible that Cam will take a step back as far as stats.

That said, I think even though the stats may be lesser, the overall quarterback performance may be greater.

Fwiw, I think its possible he could have a year that is not as good as last either in performance or stats, but still have a good year. And we could still be a better team.

Not saying that will happen, just that its certainly possible.

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Hopefully Cam will have a dominant year. He may or may not accumulate the SICK stats like he did last year, but I'm looking for fewer mistakes, esp. INTs. Cam had a lot last year and though a lot of INTs are tipped balls or just unlucky, most of Cam's were because of bad decision making. Also, although Cam did a great job of executing Chud's offense overall, I am looking for him to become more of a nuanced passer. In other words, stats can come down, but decision making needs to improve.

I am def. hoping to see more of a "teammate" type of mentality on the sideline. I want to see him talking with his linemen, backs, receivers, and coaches (probably smiling knowing Cam).

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I certainly see Turner as being on the backside of his career.

he's been on the backside for a couple years now.

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LOL Dalton is gonna get exposed.

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I believe Cam's stats will sore this year. Last year, he really didn't have a legit number two target. Now with Gettis coming back, I believe Cam's stats for passing yards will be greater. (Considering Gettis is back to full speed) The only drop I see in his stats, may be in his rushing yards.

Yet all in all, I believe he will be great this year. Remember, after his two 400+ yard games, he failed to get 300 yards from that point on. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong. He may have gotten 300 in that Bears game) So if we can get 5+ 300 yard games this season, his passing yards will increase by default.

Did I miss something or didn't LaFell take that #2 spot? Gettis won't be nothing more then a #3. LaFell has already proven he is a legit #2.

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Who believes we are at least a 10 win team this year!

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lafell kind of solidly took that #2 spot.

forget what the pundits and hacks are saying online and on tv. lafell is that #2 WR and he's solid as can be. the reason he didn't "beat out" naanee for half the season last year or whatever was he didn't really have a chance to. naanee had the job because he knew the system. he was here largely to help the WRs learn it and to have someone here on the field who was comfortable with it. once lafell was comfortable, he had the job.

gettis may have been the guy tagged for the #2 job before his injury, but lafell is the guy who showed up and won it.

lafell will do everything a #2 WR is supposed to do. he's not a household name, at least not yet, but he doesn't have to be. he just has to be a solid and reliable target, which he is.

imo, he's absolutely proven himself there.

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Who believes we are at least a 10 win team this year!

i can see it. i'm more comfortable saying a 9-10 win season, but there's absolutely no reason that we can't be a 10+ win team next year. if the defense improves and can turn around the way i think it will...if the special teams can just not suck...this team is pretty near unstoppable.

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As far as Newton is concerned, Cam may take a step back in the way of stats but will likely do so as he takes a step forward in the way of wins. I think he values wins more.

The Andy Dalton camp would call this scenario a step forward overall since to them, more wins means "better quarterback". The FF gurus will make a big scene out of his diminished "production" and that will make news but really none of the stats matter. Cam's job is to make the offense work and to take over the game when the game needs taking over. His job is not to help us win our office FF league or set records every week so we can have bragging rights around the water cooler. I think he is going to be very good and has a strong possibility to be great. I want him to be around awhile. Leading off Sports Center every Monday morning is not a priority for me when it comes to the Panthers. I just want him to learn the offense, keep his cool, make his reads, and get the ball out of his hands. After that I don't give a poo what list he makes or what talking heads anoint him a boom or a bust.

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