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Newton's Sophomore Slump - another look


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#11 mcdougal

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

Makes you wonder what they'll say for rg3 soph slump...

Sure they'll find an excuse for everything



Luck's slump will be worst...

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:19 PM

Here's how I look at it....

He was an all-world super human stud last year. Something the league hasn't quite seen before. This year, although he's arrived at it in a different route; he's still exactly that. Something other-worldly in the way of a football player and QB. He's a superstar. And I wouldn't say he's slumped or disappointed or not improved. For him to match last year's stats and put this dumpster fire of a team and coach on his back every week is saying something. He's been just as good if he hasn't been better. And just as good as last year is something super human.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:24 PM

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

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:25 PM

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

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

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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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:26 PM

Nice note: since week 9 he has: 11 passing and 4 running tds (15 total) to just 2 ints
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:34 PM

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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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:41 PM

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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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:43 PM

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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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:45 PM

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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