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USA Today article on Cam "Candid Cam"

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I enjoy articles like that where someone took the time to interview / write rather than just another camp fluff piece.

He appears to have all his ducks in a row and be a consummate professional. He's certainly eclipsed any expectations I ever had for a rookie (now 2nd year I guess) QB. Honestly he's eclipsed expectations I'd have for a lot of veterans too. Good for him.

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very interesting...

anyone arguing against or for certain picks because "the consensus of boards" have them at a certain spot need to know that these mockers don't have all the info that teams have and they don't know what teams are really thinking. sure, the teams might "leak" some info out to some of these draftniks, but even at that, i wouldn't expect those comments to be completely accurate.

not that any of the teams really pay attention to what the kiper's and the kiper wannabes are saying, but i'm very glad we have an owner that is willing to go against the grain.

i dont think any of the owners/gms/coaches (aka the person making draft day decisions) really listens to what the media has to say. i know some die-hard bills and broncos fans (and a few other fans of teams picking in that top ten range that year) and from what info they had been fed, their organizations would have been very likely to take cam had he fallen to them.

you got to remember just about everything that the media was saying about Cam is pretty easy to figure out with some basic investigating. Media says Cam isn't a hard worker - Gene Chizik says the exact opposite. Media says Cam isn't smart enough - Sit him down and ask him about the offense, suddenly you realize how coachable he is. Media claims he's a thug - meet with his family, Cam has good core values. Then you top it all off with his absurd potential and he suddenly seems to be a no brainer number 1 pick.

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For him to have sought out advice from vets like Smith and Lewis shows how mature he really is. Most kids his age don't want to hear what older guys that have "been around" have to say and insist upon learning it for themselves... usually the hard way.

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well, no that it matters, but Ray Lewis reached out to Newton. Hope Newton took all his advice to heart.

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Not to derail, but I was impressed with Luke going to Gross for tips about how to attack offensive linemen on a blitz.

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All yall that loathe ol' Marty better get used to seeing him for a while. The Cam selection alone bought him at least another 5 years.

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Not to derail, but I was impressed with Luke going to Gross for tips about how to attack offensive linemen on a blitz.

Agreed. Smart move by a smart kid.

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All yall that loathe ol' Marty better get used to seeing him for a while. The Cam selection alone bought him at least another 5 years.

eh, Hurney picked his QB - Clausen

Rivera picked his - Cam

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All yall that loathe ol' Marty better get used to seeing him for a while. The Cam selection alone bought him at least another 5 years.

that's true, but the counter to that is now he has to make sure that he puts together a team that is going to be competitive and will help keep cam happy.

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I have a love/hate relationship with MH so I hear what yall are saying. His first rounds picks have been spot on, but the rest of his drafts choices are filled with too many reaches and idiotic trades. I do think he manages the cap well and can make good business decisions. I agree though that he shouldn't be given too much credit for taking Cam because when it comes down to it, he had to.

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