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Perspective on Cam: Numbers compared to last year

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His yardage is projected to be almost identical to last years when extrapolated over an entire season. So no, his numbers aren't down, they are only down when compared to the first few games of last year. Remember he threw for almost 900 yards in the first two games last year.

You can not "project" his #'s or any players #'s with any amt of accuracy. I'm well aware of what he threw for last year. I thought I made it very clear that I'm not hating on him whatsoever so there should have been no need for a defense for him by anybody. I'm extremely proud of him and what he has accomplished thus far this season. Could he have been better? Absolutely, but he could have also come out of the gate a lot worse. I just pointed out that the stats provided in the OP could be seen as biased towards perpetuating him in a more positive light. If all stats were included, it'd be obvious that he's not "statistically" as close to last year as the selected stats would indicate.

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You can not "project" his #'s or any players #'s with any amt of accuracy. I'm well aware of what he threw for last year. I thought I made it very clear that I'm not hating on him whatsoever so there should have been no need for a defense for him by anybody. I'm extremely proud of him and what he has accomplished thus far this season. Could he have been better? Absolutely, but he could have also come out of the gate a lot worse. I just pointed out that the stats provided in the OP could be seen as biased towards perpetuating him in a more positive light. If all stats were included, it'd be obvious that he's not "statistically" as close to last year as the selected stats would indicate.

Actually, outside of yardage totals, he's better in every major statistical category than he was last year.

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Actually, outside of yardage totals, he's better in every major statistical category than he was last year.

not interceptions.

he's pacing to have just as many or more interceptions than last season.

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not interceptions.

he's pacing to have just as many or more interceptions than last season.

He has the exact same amount of ints as he did at this point last year. I guess I should have said "the same or better"

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He has the exact same amount of ints as he did at this point last year. I guess I should have said "the same or better"

the same amount of interceptions on less passing attempts. that means he's tracking worse than last season.

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the same amount of interceptions on less passing attempts. that means he's tracking worse than last season.

Meh, not so much worse. Again, his passing attempt numbers are right in line with his season totals last year. You can look at his ints on a case by case basis and argue that you shouldn't hold a few of them against him based on circumstances. But I'm not going down that road. If you need to feel like Cam has regressed as a passer to help you sleep at night, by all means go ahead. I just don't think that it's true and the majority of numbers back up the opposite opinion as well.

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There's plenty more, have a read: http://www.thebiglea...our-perception/

Awesome find DP... I think it shows anyone who says he's slumping either hasn't watched the games or is just an outright idiot. And if Chud didn't go retard in the Giants game, Cam wouldn't have 5 INTs either.

In regards to the pass attempts, I'm too lazy to look, but I suspect that could have something to do with the defense, as unbelievable as it sounds, being more stout and also I'm willing to bet the opponents avg. starting field position is much more in our favor at this point this season than it was last season. Just guessing...

Very encouraging that his comp. % is up as well as the YPA. He doesn't get enough credit from most media and fans for being the only reason we are even competitive.

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Actually, outside of yardage totals, he's better in every major statistical category than he was last year.

That's a totally inaccurate statement. I'm not a Cam hater nor do I want to do the research to prove you wrong at the expense of making our QB look weaker... But they are 3 Major categories that's were left off that list that he's worse in. I'm not in the business of making our Franchise QB look bad. I'd much rather boost him up. It was worth noting that while stats are stats and the stats provided in OP are accurate. I thought it was interesting that 3 in particular we're left off that list. Not gonna talk about this anymore because I don't like where this is headed.

Go Cam, and Go Panthers

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That's a totally inaccurate statement. I'm not a Cam hater nor do I want to do the research to prove you wrong at the expense of making our QB look weaker... But they are 3 Major categories that's were left off that list that he's worse in. I'm not in the business of making our Franchise QB look bad. I'd much rather boost him up. It was worth noting that while stats are stats and the stats provided in OP are accurate. I thought it was interesting that 3 in particular we're left off that list. Not gonna talk about this anymore because I don't like where this is headed.

Go Cam, and Go Panthers

Uh huh. Amazingly effective argument strategy, I must say.

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One of the issues here is that you can't evaluate one stat like interceptions in the context of 56 fewer pass attempts and say he doing worse (which is accurate) and then discuss total yards which is a quantity stat without using the same context. Sure his total yards are down but when you use the 56 fewer passes in context the result shows a big improvement. The quality stat which is germaine is yards per attempt which clearly shows Newton is doing better than last year. In fact he leads the league in that category by a wide margin.

If you look at TD/Int ration he is down compared to last year 1.0 versus .8 based on one fewer touchdown pass. But if you look at TDs as a function of attempts he is actually doing better. I TD for every 33 attempts versus this year 1 TD for every 27 attempts.

Clear sophomore slump? Only the uneducated statistician who doesn't understand the difference between quantity and quality stats would say that.

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