Yet his bad throws aren't because of a gunslinging mentality. It's solely because of footwork, and eye balling one receiver. (Go with option one no matter what) I see gun slinging as just trying to make the big play on every down, yet with Cam, I see a willingness to make smart throws. I see him look off defenders like in that Eagles game. Gunslingers don't have stretches where they do not throw interceptions. It would be a perfect game for them if they don't throw an interception. Cam had 4-5 games where he didn't throw an int.
We just need the right coach to train him on that consistency. The guys we have in their now wanted to make Cam a one man show for most the season. Had they coach the season the way they did the last few games, Cam would have thrown much less ints, and more tds. Showing his true skills. Give me someone like Bruce Arians, a cat who knows how the QB position should be played, and we will see Cam's true skills emerge.
I wouldn't say they're all due to bad footwork. Some definitely are, but like Favre, he takes a fair share of chances that he probably shouldn't.
That said, he's in a better position to get away with it. Onr thing a lot of people miss about favre is that he probably should have thrown about twice as many picks as he actually did, but his passes were such rockets that if you weren't anticipating them, picking them off often wasn't an easy thing, (kinda like catching a bullet). That's Newton too.
Believe me, more consistency is something I definitely want. But with this type of QB, that's not always gonna happen to the level you wish it would. You just have to work with what you've got.
And one very important thing: Do not try to coach that "gambler" out of him. It's one of the things that makes him what he is. they tried that with Delhomme and met with awful results.