so is ncguy2184 actually james dator or was that meant to be a quote?
good read, btw. i would like to read that mike tanier letter to cam, though. looks good.
interesting things pointed out. people say that cam was able to take advantage of an ill prepared league of defenses because of the lockout, but if that was the case, why wasn't dalton and The Golden Calf of Bristol able to do the same. sure, their teams won games but statistically they just didn't stand out all that well. if it was just because of how bad defenses were that cam did well, why didn't every QB?
i've never bought into the unprepared defenses theory, but not every qb was asked to do what cam did.
The Golden Calf of Bristol and dalton were only required to manage games. unlike cam, they weren't asked to carry everything on their shoulders.
cam was the centerpiece for carolina. dalton and The Golden Calf of Bristol were just pawns. the only thing they were required to do was lean on the rest of the team and not lose games.
if either one of them were asked to do otherwise, they would have done worse than what they did.
on the flip side, if cam newton was only asked to manage games...would he have been as successful?