Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:59 AM
Football is the biggest team sport ever made. One man can't win (except maybe Barry Sanders) or lose a game all by himself.
Stats and the eye test should be used to grade/compare players - not wins and losses. Wins and losses define a team, not a player.
Cam Newton has as much upside as any QB I've ever seen. The kid has a rocket for an arm and has better accuracy than most give him credit. With that said, he ain't anywhere near where Marino was as a pure passer coming into the league. Marino was on a different level than... well, anyone in the modern day era.
But Marino couldn't do what Cam can do with his feet. And Marino wasn't nearly as big, strong and elusive as Cam.
Either way, both are phenoms and I find it hard to understand why anyone would be upset with our QB right now. Fast forward another 2 years, and this young man will own this league. Remember, he's still learning. But the curve is getting less steep.