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#46 davos



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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:21 PM

This reminds me of a discussion I saw on NFLN yesterday with Heath Evans and another ex-player. The question was his maturity level and both agreed he was immature.

So who did they use as examples for him to emmulate? Brees, Brady and Peyton.

Why do people expect him to be a finished product after a year-and-a-half in the league?

I am in no way trying to say Cam shouldn't be here yadda yadda but to be fair, RG3 in particular has handled the press quite well in wins and losses this season. Buts that's irrelevant.

The bigger issue though isn't that Cam doesn't have the will or fire whatever people want to call it because he does. Its obvious with how effected he is by losing. He has a passion for the game and is not some bs player like Jamarcus or whoever people are trying to claim he is.

He just needs some damn direction and a team around him that he can identify with and establish a unique repertoire with. Its utter bullsh*t how our coaches have gone about his development so far. Of course we can't see behind the scenes but they are stunting his growth through their gameplans and letting him after every game be thrown to the wolves of reporters and he comes out as the only one willing to constantly represent this franchise beyond in-game performance. For how "immature" people think he is, this 22 year old is trying to fill a leader role on a directionless from a coaching, planning, and management standpoint. I just hope this year does not kill his career.

You know what I'd like to see? Maybe one of the other high profile teammates do a joint press conference. Maybe start having Luke & Cam do pressers together a la Lebron and Dwight. I mean why not at this point. I dunno

#47 logic1977


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:28 PM

Cam's struggles with leadership seem in a lot of ways to be abou thim just being a nice guy. How many times has he been humble about letting give like Smittly, kalil, gross etc set the tone as the veterans.

I think he just isn't comfortable, or the team is asking him not to basically tell the vets to STFU and get on board.

Unleash the fury Cam, they'll get over it

#48 KillerKat


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:30 PM

Sh** thread started by an even shittier poster

#49 Snake


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 05:30 PM

If Delhomme was half the athlete Cam is we would've won that damn SuperBowl...

If Rivera was half the coach Fox was we would be 5-1 right now.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:04 PM

See I can argue cam problem is he didn't training with Weinke this offseason.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:16 PM

I agree completely. Delhomme lacked 99% of the natural athletic ability Cam has, but he was always a fiery positive influence on the team. The team rallied around Jake and everyone was better because of his leadership. With Cam, everyone is worse. Granted Cam is still very young, but he comes across as a childish, self-centered baby. I'd take Delhomme at his best 7 days out of 7 compared to Cam.

#52 Marguide


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:20 PM

RG3 seems to have a good personality, leadership-wise, as does Luck. But I want to see how these guys react when they are faced with adversity, and when every word out of the media's mouth is questioning both their abilities and their mental states. That is tough for any young person.

I'm not trying to equate Cam with anyone else. Everyone is unique. In my eyes though, all these guys (Cam, RG3, Luck) have the raw material to be effective leaders. Just remember that leadership is something that must be molded and shaped over time. We don't come out of the oven ready to go.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:28 PM

Should be noted....there were various stages of Delhomme's leadership. The guy we saw emerge late 2003 and lead this team over the next couple seasons wasn't the same leader that walked out the door.

That on field leadership we love and covet isn't always a constant in a player. It can emerge and it can fade.

People have followed Cam before.....a gutted roster could work wonders. We brought in a new coach but we have and had a lot of "old" in this so called new era post Fox.

I know I will catch hell but that hasn't stopped me before....I think the Smitty era needs to end as well. He did great things but we need a new beginning and represents a lot of things....good and bad. Soon he will be more attitude than player....

#54 raleigh-panther


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:34 PM

Delhomme was, this team would be winning more game.

Curious how.many other can even admit this.

I have got news for you.

The coach makes the team and what he does or does not get out of his players...period.

You take Tom Brady away from Bellinchek and that system, not is good.

Montana away from Bill walsh, not as good.

Unitas, Bradshaw all the rest.

There a few exceptions but not many.

Righ head coach + the right QB to lead his schemes and right D captain to lead the defense = Wins.

I'm really sick of these 'if Cam this and if Cam that'. The reality is the only person's opinion that matters right now about Cam is the person writing the checks. Why waste energy on this.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:37 PM

Can we combine the two and create... "Jake DelNewton"

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 06:45 PM

Delhomme was a good leader and I loved his passion on the field. But Cam's leadership isn't making the o-line block like crap nor is it calling the read option every play.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:12 PM

He isn't instilling confidence in his teammates.
He isn't inspiring to play at their highest level.

Say what ya want about the coaching, but Cam is having a negative impact on the rest of the team.

Spin that however you want.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:17 PM

Cam is suffering from the same problems he had as a rookie.
As long as he continues down the path he is currently on, he'll never be a good quarterback with the game on the line.

Do the Panthers have other problems, yes, but that isn't what this thread is about. So redirecting blame elsewhere does nothing but ignore the problems that the face of this franchise has.

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:20 PM

Yeah what ever happened to that fiery leader Jake Delhomme?... Oh yeah, he got ran the hell out of town.

Coincidentally a faction of imbeciles want to do the same to Cam after only a season and a half.

You morons deserve nothing more than decades of Jimmy Clausen clones.

who wants to run him out of town?

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Posted 23 October 2012 - 08:20 PM

He isn't instilling confidence in his teammates.

Neither did one of Jake's game ending back breaking INTs. If they cant motivate themselves after a 1-5 start, they dont deserve to be here. Half his teammates will be gone in a few months anyway. Then we really get to see how Cam leads HIS team.

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