Calm down about Cam
Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:15 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:18 PM
Towards the end of the 4th quarter when the Broncos D finally let up, sure.
Yea because he only threw another td after the interception
Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:21 PM
Athletic QBs don't succeed in this league. Cam has skills to become a great QB, I see him as a pocket passer anyway. Anyone who's watched Cam, will tell you he is a pocket QB with speed. Yet I've yet to see that want to from Cam. He seems perfectly fine trying to win like he's won at Auburn. Just on pure athleticism.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 04:22 PM
Manning was constantly stepping up in the pocket to avoid a defender. Just because he knows hot to elude the pressure, doesn't mean there was none.
Its a lot easier to step up in the pocket when your interior linemen aren't named Silatolu, Hangartner and Byers. Having a pocket also helps.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:14 PM
Been wondering and asking this myself
I havent seen Cam call out protections, identify the blitzer or anything like that at all this year. What is the reason for that? Is it just that he is too dumb...or is it something the coaches just dont allow. And how about an audible every once and a while?
Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:21 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:27 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:38 PM
Not that you point is not well taken, but it is extremely unfair to compare Cam Newton to Peyton Manning at this point on really anything.
Any QB in the league can make the passes when there isn't pressure and the wideout is wide open. Unfortunately, those plays are rare in this league. Good QB's make the passes when there is pressure and when there is less room to put the pass.
Manning had plenty of pressure yesterday, he just knows how to move in the pocket and throw off his front foot.
Also, how soon we forget about Peyton "happy feet" Manning that he was called his first 5 years in the league. He was terrible under pressure the first 4 years of his career.
These are the types of things Cam will learn in time. If you expect him to look like Peyton you are kidding yourselves and expecting too much too early.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:01 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:07 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:43 PM
The kid is a project QB with a huge upside. He can make every throw, and runs as well as most RBs in the league. And he's a mountain of a man to boot. Put him in situations where he can succeed early in his career. The rest will come with experience. We're asking him to do too much too early - he ain't ready to pick apart defenses like Drew Brees, or maneuver in the pocket like Marino/Manning.
I have faith in this kid, not only because of his physical tools, but because of his incredible work ethic and deep desire to win every game.
Give him time. Baby him along a little for now. And in another year or two, this young man could perhaps be the best player in the league.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 06:56 PM
Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:36 PM