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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.

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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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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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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.

Uh, didn't SS call out Cam just a few weeks ago saying that "Peyton Manning doesn't sit on the bench with his head buried in a towel after he throws interceptions. He studies the copies of what defense the other team was in and tries to correct his mistakes."

I'm pretty sure that Steve Smith's way of calling the Panthers QB out!

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Uh, didn't SS call out Cam just a few weeks ago saying that "Peyton Manning doesn't sit on the bench with his head buried in a towel after he throws interceptions. He studies the copies of what defense the other team was in and tries to correct his mistakes."

I'm pretty sure that Steve Smith's way of calling the Panthers QB out!

I don't have that much a problem with Smitty getting on Cam's attitude on the sidelines, what the national media is talking about is Cam's ability to be a QB in this league. We all seen Cam's rookie year, so if you had to ask why Cam was struggling this year, the answer is as clear as day. Smitty actually said that we should throw these plays away and burn them, so he knows what's up.

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I don't have that much a problem with Smitty getting on Cam's attitude on the sidelines, what the national media is talking about is Cam's ability to be a QB in this league. We all seen Cam's rookie year, so if you had to ask why Cam was struggling this year, the answer is as clear as day. Smitty actually said that we should throw these plays away and burn them, so he knows what's up.

As an outisde observer, I can see that there is enough blame to go around in Carolina. They (Hurney, I assume) go out and get Tolbert from the Chargers. Which means between Williams, Stewart & Tolbert the Panthers have a lot of money tied up in Running Backs. Yet yesterday, the Panthers had a lot of 3rd and 7 downs. I know it's a makeshift Offensive line. (Which doesn't help.) That kind of talent/money in the back field, the Panthers should be looking at a lof of 3rd and 2, 3rd and 4 maybe! NOT 3rd and 7's!

3 and 7 pretty much forces the QB to pass. Even a mediocre Defense can sit back and wait for the pass.

If I had all the asnwers, I'd be a HC.

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As an outisde observer, I can see that there is enough blame to go around in Carolina. They (Hurney, I assume) go out and get Tolbert from the Chargers. Which means between Williams, Stewart & Tolbert the Panthers have a lot of money tied up in Running Backs. Yet yesterday, the Panthers had a lot of 3rd and 7 downs. I know it's a makeshift Offensive line. (Which doesn't help.) That kind of talent/money in the back field, the Panthers should be looking at a lof of 3rd and 2, 3rd and 4 maybe! NOT 3rd and 7's!

3 and 7 pretty much forces the QB to pass. Even a mediocre Defense can sit back and wait for the pass.

If I had all the asnwers, I'd be a HC.

Our bad offense is a direct result of the read option that we run. It is a slow developing play, that renders our running backs completely useless. This is our main offense. I guarantee that if D-Will, J-Stew, or even Tolbert was in another NFL offense (on a team that ran a pro offense), they would be lighting things up. If we ran a pro offense, we would be 5-1 right now. This fallacy is completely on the coaching staff, not on any of our players. Peyton Manning and Arian Foster would look like crap in this offense.

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Just heard Doug Gottlieb rip Cam on the radio. Basically implying that Cam got Marty fired today.

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ALERT:

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

True, but it doesn't make it any less stupid.

As far as the media, it's best to ignore them at this point. Earlier today SVP said something along the lines of "Cam has never taken responsibility for a loss."

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I just thought of something. We still have to play on Monday Night Football later on in the season. We may be 1-9 going into that game, and man will the media let us have it if we are. That will be an interesting week.

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