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Cam Newton: Best First Two Seasons Ever


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#25 broseidon

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:44 PM

Most of Jake's "clutch" plays involved a prime Steve Smith.



Jake knew one thing that all QB after have not learned. GIVE THE BALL TO SMITTY and the rest will take care of itself

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

Remember, Cam's arm is still quite young. He had the lowest throwing percentage than any of the top QBs in his draft class.

The more he throws, will hopefully mean sharper skills.

There is a reason why is character is always under attack. Can't stop the talent.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:48 PM

Why would anybody hate on something like that? This is great for Cam and I'm praying he keeps up the good work. It just makes me wonder why we haven't been as good of a team.


Missed oppurtinities, failed executions, and bad coaching.

2013 baby.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:53 PM

This is 100% accurate.

Cam has a TON more talent than Jake ever did. He is truly a guy that you have to gameplan for.

But, Jake was one of the most "clutch" QB's in the league. Late in a game and he just FOUND ways to make plays. That is something that Cam has yet to deliver.....and by yet, I mean that he will get there.

Cam is very young and looks like he tends to press a bit late in the game. he is trying to make that huge play rather than taking what the defense gives him and keep the chains moving.

I fully believe that Cam is on the verge of breaking out in that area....and when he does, it is going to be a fun ride.


I think being a clutch player also comes with the security in the receivers around you. If Cam's only solid go to guy is Steve, then it's hard for him to get out of trouble if there is no one he can easily turn to when Stevie is in trouble. There is a reason why they say, football is a team sport. Everyone has to be on the same page mentally.

I'm sure Jake had players around him that he could quickly turn to when he was in trouble or needed to make a quick score. The players around Cam isn't there yet.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

I think being a clutch player also comes with the security in the receivers around you. If Cam's only solid go to guy is Steve, then it's hard for him to get out of trouble if there is no one he can easily turn to when Stevie is in trouble. There is a reason why they say, football is a team sport. Everyone has to be on the same page mentally.

I'm sure Jake had players around him that he could quickly turn to when he was in trouble or needed to make a quick score. The players around Cam isn't there yet.


I agree with you that Jake had a younger and more explosive Smitty to throw to. But, he still just had something about him late in games. He found ways to make plays.

So far, Cam has not been able to come close to that.

But, as I said.....He is still very young and is still a work in process. I fully expect him to improve in this area.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:22 PM

not surprised at all. so the next step is just closing out games. yes that's a team deal but it makes those stats even sweeter.

if anything im just insanely perplexed and frustrated with the team as a whole. so much potential and we could have easily been in the playoffs back to back seasons.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

Most of Jake's "clutch" plays involved a prime Steve Smith.


Don't sleep on Ricky Proehl and Moose too. Of course, Jake always did have John Kasay to kick the big one in all of our nailbiter wins...Cam has had the likes of Mare/Medlock/Gano.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:49 PM

Don't sleep on Ricky Proehl and Moose too. Of course, Jake always did have John Kasay to kick the big one in all of our nailbiter wins...Cam has had the likes of Mare/Medlock/Gano.



This is quite possibly the most overlooked situation on the team. What an absolutely brilliant point! Jake would toss those wounded ducks to the heavens and when Smitty couldnt make a play, the Mighty mighty Kasay would step to the plate and crush it. Mare, Medlock, nor Gano can hold Kasay's jock.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:49 PM

yeah, he has generated more offense than any player in NFL history of the course of his first two seasons....

if the media wasn't out to get him....they generally would be all over this type stuff. But Cam is unique, we don't want him to be loved...he plays better loved by those close to him and hated by the outside world.

If he won games the media would be all over him

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

This is quite possibly the most overlooked situation on the team. What an absolutely brilliant point! Jake would toss those wounded ducks to the heavens and when Smitty couldnt make a play, the Mighty mighty Kasay would step to the plate and crush it. Mare, Medlock, nor Gano can hold Kasay's jock.



Didn't have to be this way. Kasay still wanted to play, our GM was just in constant full retard.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

This is quite possibly the most overlooked situation on the team. What an absolutely brilliant point! Jake would toss those wounded ducks to the heavens and when Smitty couldnt make a play, the Mighty mighty Kasay would step to the plate and crush it. Mare, Medlock, nor Gano can hold Kasay's jock.


Having a clutch kicker helps win those close games. Think of how many big kicks Matt Prater made for Denver last year in close games (of course, most simpletons give that credit to The Golden Calf of Bristol). Adam Vinatieri is a major reason that both Brady and Peyton Manning have Super Bowl rings.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 03:18 PM

70 total tds, 23 ints, over 7k yards. I would probably argue Dan Marino over Cam, though I can see where both sides of the argument come from.