Lot easier to be patient when its not the Giants or Broncos defense.
I'm not bashing Cam.
I'm just saying until he learns to beat the blitz of a good defensive team when it matters, he has not arrived and let's not crown him for arriving for beating a team that for all intent and purposes has quit for the year.
For the Record, I'm a Newton fan, but, his accuracy is not good and must improve for him and this team to move forward.
First, let me say that I love Cam. I look forward to his becoming as great as Rodgers and Eli and Brady. Because he will. I don't like Brees.
I can see Chud's plan as surely as if he wrote it out for me. It's all about teaching Cam and allowing him time to learn. The speed seems slow only because there are only 16 games, 60 minutes a week. SIXTY MINUTES. Chud knew D's would attack the option differently this year and Cam needed to be able to handle that & understand what they were doing. That he had a problem with it was evident from the Jets preseason game. Good D's also adjust during games and Cam needed to be able to handle that too. And Cam's decision making suffered while he learned. Thus, slow indecisive handoffs. Late, from the back foot, throws. Cam scrambling. And don't try to tell me it was because Cam didn't call audibles. With every down it's Cam who calls & sets the protection. Until he can do it without second guessing himself, you will see hesitation and bad decisions from Cam. It affects the o-line too, who are young and learning themselves. I'm not sure Cam would've called any audibles even if he could.
Chud opened the playbook some Monday night. And, yes, the Eagles secondary helped. When was the last time Cam looked a safety off & it worked that well? Saints game? But their front D were pulling stunts the entire 2nd half. Show one thing and do another. Overload a side, hopefully the correct side. Did you watch the o-line? On almost every play one of our lineman was free, guarding no one, because of those stunts. That's why it took pulling them offsides to move down the field and to get them to stop stunting so much. It was a brilliant move on Chud's and Cam's part, the Eagles stopped the stunts. That's the reason we could run the ball as well as we did to close the game. Okay, you wanna' do that, then we'll do this. lol That's
part of the bruising football Rivera wants to play.
Cam was correct after the game. He does need to be more consistent. Not with throws but with decision making, reading the D, setting the correct protection. He did, finally, take what the D gave him - damn, he read what they were doing - and dictated to them. It was one good game. It will take many, many more before he's doing it without thinking about it so much. That is what Chud is doing for Cam. Giving him the opportunities to be great.