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Did Cam have a sophmore slump or did Chud?


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I don't think saying they put too much on his plate is throwing him under the bus.

Stupid people who don't follow the panthers and hate cam because they think he is a selfish primadonna assume "simplifying the offense" meant Cam wasn't smart enough to play QB so we went to a college system, when actually we are simplifying by making it closer to pro-style.

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You can look at the pass that Cam threw against Seattle into the dirt at the 1 yard line and see that his mechanics were way off. He was throwing 10 feet over the receivers head missing wide open guys and playing poorly. Secondly how many times has Newton come back in the last 5 minutes of a game to win it on a pressure drive. I can't think of many at all.

I believe the Seattle game was Cam's worst as a pro. As for that play at the end, the play was busted from the start. A linebacker just happened to slip; that's the only reason Hartsock was open in the first place. The throw itself was desperation on a surprise receiver when Cam was running for his life. Of course his mechanics were going to be off.

As far as game winning drives, he's led us up the field on several occasions, but other things have happened outside of Cam's control. Goodson going east-west instead of north-south on 4th down in week 1 last season. Mare missing an easy fieldgoal against the Vikings. The aforementioned throw to the dirt...

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I don't think you can say the coaches had a slump. It's not like they have ever proven themselves capable of consistent success. They were at their normal level, not slumping. It just so happens their normal level sucks.

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lol

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When the coaches talk about taking stuff off Cam's plate, they meant more that they made him less responsible for where the ball went (i.e. fewer zone reads) by giving him plays that were actual handoffs instead of having to make all the decisions. Has nothing to do with Cam's mental capacity, just redistributing the workload to his capable teammates.

What this person said in a nutshell.

What Chud said, IMO, has nothing to do with Cam intellect or lack there of. I think many were pretty much saying that Cam had to much on his plate before Chud acknowledged it. Cam needs to simply be a QB and let everyone else play their role.

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Cam is better this year no doubt

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It isn't a sophomore slump for Chud....

He has a history of being an inconsistent coach. It is what he is....good some days and bad others.

A repeat of Clev....

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Question is easily answered.

Look at the play calling in the first half of the season. Look at how Cam performed in that time.

Look at the play calling in the second half of the season so far. Look at how Cam is performing.

Very simple. Chud fuged up early on and fixed it. When he did that, Cam took off. That isn't coincidence, to me. I think Cam has grown from the struggles of the first half of the season, so it is a blessing in disguise, but better play calling in the first half of the season, and we're looking at the Wild Card, if not the division lead.

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Chud being a genius, maybe had to show Cam a lesson, that he isn't superman and the offense consists of 11 players and when Cam started acting like it, Chud fixed the offense.

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Actually from I can piece together, it was a combination of the two. They changed the playbook and the play calling to simplify the system believing that Cam was having difficulty recognizing defenses and being able to audibelize. They gave him 2 options at the line. Somewhere along the way they found that didn't work and reverted back to the old system and gave him more autonomy.

He apparently had done quite a bit of work with Shula recognizing defenses and using the checkdowns and quick hitters to the point that his recognition and ability to audibelize has improved immensely. So they have opened things up ran a more NFL style offense with more power running options and we have an explosive offense the past few weeks.

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In my opinion it was 50% Cam and 50% Chud. Thankfully they both seem to have gotten their act together and it's showing positive results by helping us win recent games.

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It's funny the media harped on how Cam was having a sophmore slump, yet he will have better numbers than he did last year. Once we win these last two games, we will have a better record than last year. So when the media talk about the Panthers, what will they have to say for themselves?

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