I've seen QBs (or at least other players) do it, and every time I've seen people react negatively to the player doing that. I don't think Cam is special in how people reacted at all IN THIS THREAD (I haven't watched post game poo and if people really are upset he didn't get ejected, fug 'em), I think what is special about Cam is that he has a group of people around the internet that take virtually anything even slightly negative about him on this forum and blow it into some huge media conspiracy. There's also a huge group that can't admit he can do things well, too, but often these two groups don't go head to head, they instead go after the reasonable people who just get frustrated by poor plays... no matter who is responsible. The reality is people in this thread were upset because Cam did something dumb - something understandable in the moment, but something dumb.
Being a great player, a good teammate, a leader, even a good person, does not prevent someone from occasionally doing something dumb. He'll learn from it - and still possibly do it again, because like all the greats, he has a lot of passion.
I agree with you...
But other players, except certain QBs get raked over the coals when the over-react. I know, I've watch Tom Brady lose it a couple of times with refs and players. The media mentions it but quickly moves on. Not so with Cam. And does Tom apologize? Does anyone demands he gets benched? I seriously doubt it.
In all honesty, I think a lot of those who defend Cam see the obvious bias shown towards him. It's like Cam sits with a towel on his head and it's critiqued to no end, and before you know it his character gets called into question. Like serioiusly?
Why try to pretend Cam is not intentionally being molded into the next VY by folks like Peter King and his buddies in the media? It wouldn't be the first time they tried painting Cam into a typical football player with "issues." ESPN tried to make so much out of the incident between Cam's father and the MSU agent in an attempt to created another Reggie Bush, agent paying football player to play, incident but it seemed they wanted to paint Auburn as the buyer of Cam not MSU. FAILED!!! I guess that is why the next best thing is to paint him inot another VY, complete with "immaturity issues." That seems much easier to do, I see.
I intentionally defend Cam because I see what's being done to him and it's honestly not fair. I'm kinda tired of players who are decent people being used as pawns to push these folks like Peter King's silly ego driven agenda. I don't defend Cam's actions, as much as I ask the question, why the over-reaction over everything he does? Especially when after the smoke clears, the real story gets told and he apologized to the Ref?