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#1 Matthias

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 01:58 PM

Is absolute garbage for the most part. Almost all of the national media is getting on Cam, like he is the sole reason the Panthers are in the dumps. Not only are they wrong about that, but they would be wrong in saying Cam is "a" reason why the Panthers are in the dumps. Have they even watched a hint of our games this year? Can they not see the crappy offense we are running in this league? All they have to do is look at our offense last year, and compare it to this year, and the light bulb will turn on in their heads. However, they refuse to do this.

Then they criticize our running backs, like they all of a sudden turned into garbage. Again if they just look at our offense this year, they will know why our running backs stinks so much. Look at the coaching national media!!!!!! I can remember how guys on NFL live and other shows on ESPN, talk about how unique our offense is. How the read option confuses defenses, and how we would be hard to stop. LOL what? A college offense is going to confuse NFL defenses? Man please. This coaching staff has sabotaged this entire season like I have never seen done before, but what really grind my gears is the national media overlooking this point. They say it's all on Cam, they say our running backs are no longer good, and our coaching staff is no where to be seen in taking any credit for any of this.

I can't wait to get rid of this coaching staff. I gave them one last chance to change things up during the bye week, and they came out with the same dribble they ran all season. Hurney's firing might actually put a fire under Rivera and Chud, they now see they are on a VERY short leash. They may actually change the offense to how things were last year, in a last ditch effort to save their jobs, but at this point I don't care. They let Cam hang out to dry, and they let this team hang out to dry, just because they thought they could make a name for themselves in revolutionizing the NFL. Even after they saw teams shut down the read option offense, they stubbornly kept at it because of their pride. Well, it backfired. Stephen A Smith is the only person so far that has actually laid blame on the right group of people. That is Ron Rivera and company.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:02 PM

The media loved Hurney. Of course they don't like that he got fired. He was one of the most approachable and easiest to talk to GMs in the league.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:12 PM

Media is concerned about page hits, eyes and ears.

Blaming Cam gets them better results than discussing a GM and HC/OC being on two different pages.....and lazy coaching.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:12 PM

We all saw this coming last year when everyone was in love with Cam after he put his mark on the rest of the league. Now we see what the downfalls are in having such a marquee guy

Of course, if you look at the other end of the stick, what would it be like if RGIII was in the same situation? He's the media darling right now, but what about if his luck turns to shat? Would the media be all over him and be quick to jump on him and call him a bust?

Its so unfair for them to single out Cam as the main problem with this team.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:17 PM

ALERT:

QB's are usually the players that take the heat when losing and get credit when winning.

#6 Matthias

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:20 PM

We all saw this coming last year when everyone was in love with Cam after he put his mark on the rest of the league. Now we see what the downfalls are in having such a marquee guy

Of course, if you look at the other end of the stick, what would it be like if RGIII was in the same situation? He's the media darling right now, but what about if his luck turns to shat? Would the media be all over him and be quick to jump on him and call him a bust?

Its so unfair for them to single out Cam as the main problem with this team.


The media would be all over Shanahan if this was happening to the Redskins. Partly because of his dealings with McNabb, Rex Grossman, and Jake Plummer. Yet they would definitely attack Shanahan versus attacking RGIII and the players.

My thing is it is so evident the coaching has killed this team, yet their names aren't mentioned at all. I bet everyone right now, if Rivera was fired today, the media would blame it all on Cam.

#7 Kyle82

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:21 PM

Why do people hate us so much? fug'em

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:21 PM

Like I've said NUMEROUS times on here:

Cam made many "experts" and "analysts" look like fools last year.

He's struggling this year and not exactly making it easier on himself with his personality. These analysts/experts are piling on him now because it's easy to do so and helps them feel better about calling him bust a year ago.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:26 PM

Oddly enough:

Has there ever been a player in the history of the NFL where a "sophmore slump" was more predicted, questioned and assumed than on Cam before the damn season ever started?

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:27 PM

Agree 100% with OP. Media is blaming Cam but won't even focus on our damn coaches. Cam, Dwill, and Jstew have the talent but dumbass Rivera and Chud don't know how to coach. Our Defense is better though so we should give McDermott another season.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:28 PM

I'd like to send these experts film of one play from yesterday. We had just completed a nice pass to the sidelines to pick up a first down and were showing signs of life.

1st down play...Cam in the shotgun with 28 lined up in typical RO formation (next to, and very close to the QB, as opposed to a bit further off to the side which tips it's a pass play). We leave DeMarcus Ware unblocked as Olsen goes out on a pattern and Gross blocks to the inside. 3 yard loss. It's now 2nd and 13.

That play is a perfect example of what is wrong with our season.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:28 PM

It's just the business, man. Don't look at it. They don't follow the team, they don't watch the games. They make assumptions on very little information.

Just gotta believe that our players will make it right with the right coaching.

This type of stuff is bad for a team, but it's a tough lesson that can make them better down the road..

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:29 PM

Like I've said NUMEROUS times on here:

Cam made many "experts" and "analysts" look like fools last year.

He's struggling this year and not exactly making it easier on himself with his personality. These analysts/experts are piling on him now because it's easy to do so and helps them feel better about calling him bust a year ago.


This is a perfect analysis. The thing is though it still sucks to see a young man methodically broken down by a bunch of people that can't do what he does. They talked about him calling a girl sweetheart in a press conference and how wrong that was in the CO. The networks are foaming at the mouth over this. It was funny that Merrill Hoge didn't get any airtime on ESPN all last year after his predictions on Cam. Now you see him all the time again. We know its not all Cam and hopefully he knows it and won't let all this crush his spirit. Rivera is about to get his just like Mike Singletary.

#14 Matthias

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:31 PM

Oddly enough:

Has there ever been a player in the history of the NFL where a "sophmore slump" was more predicted, questioned and assumed than on Cam before the damn season ever started?


I agree, but to be fair, Cam broke a lot of records in his rookie season. He threw the most yards a rookie QB has ever thrown in his first game. So lofty expectations were put on his shoulders, and that brought on all the sophmore slump talk. Yet it's criminal what the media is doing to this kid right now. It's even more criminal how this staff has not spoken up on Cam's behalf. I would respect Rivera right now if he owned up to his mistake with this offense in one of his press conferences.

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Posted 22 October 2012 - 02:33 PM

I'm not some blind homer Cam nut hugger like many of the people here are, but the amount of hate and criticism Cam Newton receives from the national media is the most I've ever seen for an NFL player.

It's totally unfair for him and I am convinced that the media absolutely wants Cam to fail.


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