Yeah, the media doesn't have Cam pegged as the next VY at all. Nope, not at all.
And, Cam has been victim to all these "unnamed sources" saying alot about him and his family sinces his days at Auburn, so it's no surprise when they keep coming out at will saying exactly what folks in the media want them to say about Cam.
The VY comparison was always rediculous to me.
I'm in Nashville, TN, and I can tell you, Cam is nothing like VY. VY was weak-minded, one thing Cam Newton is not. Immature at times, maybe, but weak-minded he is not. Cam is handling all of this very well, IMO. VY would have crumbled by now.
VY was big strong and talented, yes, but not nearly as talented as Cam, clearly. It became clear very early, that VY had a hard time reading defenses, something he could have worked on, but he was also notoriously lazy, and stayed missing meetings for BS reasons. How do I know? because local media couldnt stop talking abou it.
So yeah, If Cam had a "work ethic" issue, believe me, the media would have been ALL over it, we wouldnt have heard the end of it.
Cam's play, though not perfect, suggests that he is working very hard to get where he needs to be. You cannot do what he did these past 2 seasons with just adrenaline and natural ability (that's what ESPN would have you believe). There were many instances of quarterbacking brilliance, and there will be more to come.
Sorry for the rant, I just really, really, hate that comparison.