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Newton's Sophomore Slump - another look

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If Cam plays next season like he has the last 5 weeks... those are MVP numbers, hands down.

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This is one of the reasons people shouldn't make grand proclamations and draw conclusions after a handful of games.

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A light came on for Cam the past month or so...

Decision making, pocket awareness, play making....it's all coming together

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Nice note: since week 9 he has: 11 passing and 4 running tds (15 total) to just 2 ints

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2011

4,051 passing yards, 60 % comp, 21 passing TDs, 17 INTs

706 rushing yards, 14 rush TDs

2012 (on pace for as of today)

3, 963 passing yards, 58% comp, 19 passing TDs, 12 INTs

787 rushing yards, 8 TDs rush TDs

So, he is on pace for....88 less passing yards (with 37 less pass attempts), 81 more rushing yards (with 2 more carries), 5 less INTs, a 2 % lower comp %, 2 less passing TDs (again 37 less pass attempts)

AND on pace for better yards per pass, yards per carry, and a better passer rating.

That isn't a slump. That just isn't the expected/hyped improvement.

if You look before 3 weeks ago it's a slump, Cam has played at a Pro Bowl level lately, and that is helping out his overall stats immensely but if you want to say he wasn't going through a Slump from weeks 1-10 you are out of your mind.

Now Cam has had 3 straight weeks of very good play, is he out of his Sophmore Slump now? maybe, I'm very curious to see how he plays from here out for the rest of the season.

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if You look before 3 weeks ago it's a slump, Cam has played at a Pro Bowl level lately, and that is helping out his overall stats immensely but if you want to say he wasn't going through a Slump from weeks 1-10 you are out of your mind.

Now Cam has had 3 straight weeks of very good play, is he out of his Sophmore Slump now? maybe, I'm very curious to see how he plays from here out for the rest of the season.

If you look at tiny portions of anything.....you can make an argument for almost anything.

Even when his numbers were poor.....Cam didn't look like he took a step back IMO. Same guy, stats always fluctuate for many reasons.

Run game and OL protection have hampered him more than him really slumping personally.....and Chud being a retard.

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A light came on for Cam the past month or so...

Decision making, pocket awareness, play making....it's all coming together

As hard as I have been on him, I'll agree with this.

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Nice note: since week 9 he has: 11 passing and 4 running tds (15 total) to just 2 ints

Heck, go back to week 4...14 passing TDs, 5 rushing TDs, 5 INTs

19 TDs to 5 INTs

.....he had a bad night on prime time TV week 3.....one week isn't a sophomore slump. media jumped on a week 3 game and never let go.

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Cam Newton posted a 97.0 Total QBR in Carolina's win over the Falcons. It was the highest single-game QBR of his career and the highest by any Panthers QB over the last 5 season.

Also the highest of Week 14. QBR is still a shitty stat, though.

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Heck, go back to week 4...14 passing TDs, 5 rushing TDs, 5 INTs

19 TDs to 5 INTs

.....he had a bad night on prime time TV week 3.....one week isn't a sophomore slump. media jumped on a week 3 game and never let go.

Totally

If we can just package Cam and Kuechly with a non-head-in-the-ass coaching staff, we're set

Add offensive weapons, be smart in fa, move forward, start winning fuggin games

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Heck, go back to week 4...14 passing TDs, 5 rushing TDs, 5 INTs

19 TDs to 5 INTs

.....he had a bad night on prime time TV week 3.....one week isn't a sophomore slump. media jumped on a week 3 game and never let go.

Through week 8 he had 4-5 bad games (week 1 could be debated, had 1 TD and 2 INTs but completed 70% of his passes). More than week 3 that got the media talking.

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Also would like to point out that his improvement over the past month or so has come behind a patchwork/poo OL and Chud's erratic playcalling. Get that man a healthy and better OL with another weapon...ooooh wee mayne.

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