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#1 CardiacCats

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:58 AM

We know he has the skills to be one of the best QB in the league. He's a solid passer but not elite due to accuracy issues, however he's probably the best running QB in the NFL which makes up for it.

One LARGE question remains: does he have that killer instinct? As good as hewn lately he's still 11-19 for his career and is yet to lead a game winning drive. Is he a winner? When he gets the ball with 2:43 left and 80 yards to go will we have confidence he's gonna deliver or will we find ourselves saying "here we go again"?

He needs to have us in the playoffs next year. I don't care who the coach, especially if the defense plays well again next year.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:00 AM

Look at his past. He has killer instincts. The team calling a lot of run plays with the lead is not Cam's fault. I think that he pretty much is starting to figure it all out and everything is slowing down for him. The main thing I think he needs to work on in the off season is his foot work. Sometimes it is pretty ad causing him to be inaccurate

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:29 AM

We know he has the skills to be one of the best QB in the league. He's a solid passer but not elite due to accuracy issues, however he's probably the best running QB in the NFL which makes up for it.

One LARGE question remains: does he have that killer instinct? As good as hewn lately he's still 11-19 for his career and is yet to lead a game winning drive. Is he a winner? When he gets the ball with 2:43 left and 80 yards to go will we have confidence he's gonna deliver or will we find ourselves saying "here we go again"?

He needs to have us in the playoffs next year. I don't care who the coach, especially if the defense plays well again next year.


He led a game-winning drive to beat the Jaguars last year. He's had multiple game-leading drives blown by the defense.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:31 AM

He led a game-winning drive to beat the Jaguars last year. He's had multiple game-leading drives blown by the defense.


and @ philly just a few weeks ago

why was this thread started

#5 KendrickPanther

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:33 AM

The only question for Newton is can he develop elite ball location?

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:36 AM

1: Give him a future no.1 wideout or a true no.2 WR to go with Smitty.
2: Upgrade the DT, FS, and CB spot.

Cam will get us to the Playoffs.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:37 AM

He led a game-winning drive to beat the Jaguars last year. He's had multiple game-leading drives blown by the defense.


Exactly. He would have had a game winning against Minn last year had Mare not blown the FG...what about Chicago this year?

And why are we even focusing on Newton? Why are we not focusing on getting a better team around the guy?

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:37 AM

Cam's accuracy isnt that bad. He is still in the 58-60% completion range, 55% or below completion rate is considered poor in my book. Yes Cam misses some headscratchers from time to time, but what QB doesnt?

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:39 AM

The only question for Newton is can he develop elite ball location?


He's shown it in spurts. He needs to continue to work on his fundamentals. When his footwork gets sloppy, that's when the ball tends to start sailing.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:45 AM

Get Greg Roman here to work with Cam like how SF utilizes Kaepernick and Cam will get us in the playoffs.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:56 AM

Get Greg Roman here to work with Cam like how SF utilizes Kaepernick and Cam will get us in the playoffs.


Give Cam Kaepernick's receivers and this thread doesn't exist.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:57 AM

Cam's accuracy is fine. His accuracy is the most over analyzed aspect of his game. All QBs miss throws. Tom Brady air mailed three or 4 passes tonight also. As his decision making gets better after getting more experience so will his completion percentage. He is still learning.

Cam will likely be like most QBs, and continue to have up and downs next year again. Becoming a consistent and elite QB is generally a 5 year process. Until that point he will have peaks and valleys just like he is right now. But eventually he will have seen everything and know what to do against everything he sees. THAT is when he will be truly scary.

We just have to figure out how to win some games during those valleys and we will get to the playoffs.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:06 AM

Auburn vs Alabama 2010. yes.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:07 AM

Accuracy isn't just about completion %. It's about putting the ball in a spot were the receiver can get yards after the catch. How many times has Cam jacked up a screen pass that J Stew jumps 2 feet off the ground to haul in while the defense closes in? How many times has Steve had to reach back, slide to the ground, or otherwise adjust for a ball instead of run in stride? These are the hidden plays within a play the truly elite passers make. Proper ball location is a mental game for Cam. He knows what the proper mechanics are but when the pass rush closes in, he's down by two scores, the season is on the line, and the media is calling him a bust. Does he revert to his college footwork or stick with his NFL footwork? It's all mental. We know that Cam has the ability to make these plays because we have seen him do it. We just need him to do it all the time. Especially under pressure.

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:08 AM

Plus how many times has our D been the one to lose the game


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