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Newton's Sophomore Slump - another look


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#25 TheGreatestOfAllTimeCam

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:56 PM

he might not look at 2nd, 3rd options and all that... but I'll tell you what... he throws the ball with a velocity I've never seen and his release is pretty quick. Like Warren Moon-esque....

When you have a gun like that, you're going to make teams pay no matter what your method is going through progressions. Guys in this league will get open and defenses will blow coverages and if you have an arm to make them pay like cam does you are a star, god-given.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:01 PM

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.


Media also overlooked why we were losing those games.....and just went with Cam as the easy answer.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:05 PM

Media also overlooked why we were losing those games.....and just went with Cam as the easy answer.


Not disagreeing with that, just disagreeing that week 3 is the sole reason he was said to be in a slump.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:15 PM

I do honestly think cams got the best arm in the league.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:20 PM

Not disagreeing with that, just disagreeing that week 3 is the sole reason he was said to be in a slump.


Well you said week 1 could be debated as he completed 70% of his passes with literally no run game 0 yards from RBs.
Week 2 - he dominated. 70% completion
Week 3 - media jumped on him
Week 4- great game at Atl - one we should of won.

That was the first quarter of season.....slump talk was in full swing at that point. One game started it and no one paid attention to why we lost just eagerly jumped on the slump talk.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:24 PM

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

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


Maybe the coaching letting him audible more?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:26 PM

Well you said week 1 could be debated as he completed 70% of his passes with literally no run game 0 yards from RBs.
Week 2 - he dominated. 70% completion
Week 3 - media jumped on him
Week 4- great game at Atl - one we should of won.

That was the first quarter of season.....slump talk was in full swing at that point. One game started it and no one paid attention to why we lost just eagerly jumped on the slump talk.


If you include week 1 that's 2 games out of 4 that he played bad. And weeks 5, 7, and 8 continued it. That was my point. Regardless of when it started, he had at least 4 bad games in the first half of the season.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

It was always a media created hoax which made for a convenient scapegoat that is the 2012 Carolina Panthers season. Did Cam have some bad games this year? Sure did. But when you look at the big picture and not just a game or 2 you could see Cam wasnt really playing far off from what he did last year, even when he struggled. And this is with less production from his supporting cast.

To put it in perspective, Cam has 6 games this year where he posted a QB rating higher than 100. That ties the most Delhomme ever had in a season in his tenure here including the years we went to the Super Bowl and playoffs. Cam still has a few more games to surpass that mark. He's raised the standards and expectations for QBing in Carolina.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:42 PM

Maybe the coaching letting him audible more?


Maybe

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:44 PM

I do honestly think cams got the best arm in the league.


lol I remember watching ESPN recently and it was one of those shows where old football players sit around and try to act like they know what they are talking about and they got to saying how they all believe RG3 already has the best arm in the league. They are the people that also said today that Andrew Luck had an awesome game today when he only threw for 170 something yards with 1 TD and 2 INTs. How stupid are those guys. sheesh

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:49 PM

Maybe the coaching letting him audible more?


Exactly.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:55 PM

He probably actually gotten better this year than last year. He only started out slower.