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#21 tiger7_88

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:02 PM

Read the article, then the comments. Some of the ignorant comments on there boggle my mind. One guy said something referring to Cam's celebrations then said he should be more like RG3 and not act like a 5 year old. RGIII falls to the ground and raises his arms after every touchdown pass.


Didn't the NFL penalize Cam for unsportsmanlike conduct for going to the ground on a TD celebration in his very first game?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

Imagine if we hadn't gone to read option as our base after that Cam TD run. Stupid playcalling almost cost us another one.



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:20 PM

Didn't the NFL penalize Cam for unsportsmanlike conduct for going to the ground on a TD celebration in his very first game?


Yes they did. Maybe the rule is you cant go to the ground in the endzone?

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

Yes they did. Maybe the rule is you cant go to the ground in the endzone?


I thought it was for using the ball as a prop, but I could be wrong.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 05:08 PM

I thought it was for using the ball as a prop, but I could be wrong.


I'm pretty sure it was for going to the ground, but I think it only applies to the person that actually scored the TD, not a passer.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:09 PM

Lately it seems that Cam starts the game really strong, goes into a little rut, then picks it back up again. Seems like every game he'll start 8/10, then go 2/8, then finish 9/12 to be around 60% for the game. I don't know if its Chud over thinking the play calling, Cam not recognizing the defensive adjustments, or Cam getting amped up and sailing balls high. Maybe a combination.

I personally think that at this stage of his career, the game hasn't completely slowed down for Cam yet, so he gets into mini-funks during the game where he isn't planting his feet correctly or reading the D correctly. The good thing is he seems to adjust after a couple of series. He only played one year of real college ball, and is only in year two of the pros, but I feel like he just now might be starting to turn the corner. Guys like Rodgers got to sit behind Favre for three years before getting thrown in, and Eli didnt get it down til year four or five.

So Cam had a lights out rookie year and everyone expected that to be the bar set. He's gonna be just fine, and the past 4-5 games has been his best stretch as a pro by far. He is progressing exactly as anyone should/could hope that he would.


Newton's always been streaky, but that really shouldn't surprise folks. It's a common characteristic of gunslinger QBs. They're all like that.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

As to the topic, I would never place bets on members of the sports media being 'silenced'.

That's about as likely to happen as peace and harmony in The Tinderbox.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 06:33 PM

I'm pretty sure it was for going to the ground, but I think it only applies to the person that actually scored the TD, not a passer.


Nope, it was for using the ball as a prop. I'm pretty sure that I remember that as well.

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:03 PM

Nope, it was for using the ball as a prop. I'm pretty sure that I remember that as well.


When I get home from work I'll go back and watch to confirm one way or the other :)

I recall "going to the ground" is why Hester got penalized for his triple flip against us last year...

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

This was by Michael David Smith, not Florio. MDS has always been pro cam, never got off the train. It would have meant more from that dolt Florio; who was trying to start an agenda that Cam was going to be released and an available a free agent this offseason, etc., traded, lol


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