I'm starting to have some real worries about Cam. The parallels with Vince Young are uncanny. Young came out of Texas with a national championship and almost a Heisman, he was big, he was mobile, and he had an arm from Hell. He had some success his first year out. But he's a backup now in Buffalo. He didn't pan out. Cam benefited from the lockout before the start of last season, teams had little opportunity to prepare for him. That and the NFL's crackdown on hitting benefited everybody on offense in the league. Teams have now had a full year and camp to study him. While sophomore slumps are common among promising QBs, he's not showing improvement. And I question whether he has the maturity to become a true leader, which is what your QB HAS to be. Like many in the league, his antics after scoring a TD are those of a punk, he acts like he's never been there before. I do have hope that things can be turned around, for him and the team. But it's going to be a long hard road!
more doctor phil armchair sports psychologist bullshit about cam's "leadership problems" and "antics". interesting that this post comes in the wake of cam actually being animated and involved with his teammates on the sidelines today.
the young/newton comparison doesn't work. young's rookie year was nowhere near as good as cam's (young had 12 TDs to 13 INTs for a 66.7 passer rating) and he's a much less polished passer than newton even now. not to mention that young completely melted down and fell to pieces in the face of less animosity than what cam is dealing with right now. then there's the issue of newton being coached by two of the most incompetent tools i've ever seen at the pro level.