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Excellent Interview With Cam By Observer: Gives More Detailed Hints On Shula, The 2013 Offense-Cam/His Goals & The Superbowl


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Yup, thrilled Shula is here and Shurmur is not

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I have said this 100x but I feel obligated to say it again. The truly scary thing about Cam Newton is that he is probably playing about 80% of his game off of pure talent right now.

He is still learning things that other young QBs are more seasoned with already due to their multiple years as a starting QB in college.

Cam is having great seasons while still learning some of the basics of being a QB. Not just an NFL QB, but just being a QB in general. Despite that he has @60 total TDs in two seasons. What do you think he is going to do as some of the basic things he is still learning become second nature to him??

And the special thing about it is he appears to know it, understand it, and is eager to learn it. Many guys who had this much success this early would rest on their laurels. He seems to be genuinely eager to become a better QB. And if that is true, then the sky truly is the limit for him and our team.

I agree with a lot of what you stated but just want to emphasize that Cam and Luke cannot win games for the Panthers by themselves. The rest of the team has to do their part. Luke and Cam cannot be the only two players u folks put ridiculous pressure on to carry this team. The Vets of this team either have to step up and help these young men as they grow into their roles as leaders or they have to step aside. The Panthers cannot have it both ways with these players or you will continue to be fan who is sitting and wondering why all Cam's good talking isn't translating into wins for your team.

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I have said this 100x but I feel obligated to say it again. The truly scary thing about Cam Newton is that he is probably playing about 80% of his game off of pure talent right now.

He is still learning things that other young QBs are more seasoned with already due to their multiple years as a starting QB in college.

I think you are 100% correct on the fact that Cam is still playing the game and getting by 80% on pure talent. After the great statistical start to his rookie year, many of us forgot that as a passer, Cam was still a developmental QB.

He is still learning the position.

I FULLY believe he is putting in the work and mental preparation to continue this development. And, I think that his on field performance will continue to improve.

If he is able to continue this, watch out in a couple of years. He has the ability to be very special.

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I agree with a lot of what you stated but just want to emphasize that Cam and Luke cannot win games for the Panthers by themselves. The rest of the team has to do their part. Luke and Cam cannot be the only two players u folks put ridiculous pressure on to carry this team. The Vets of this team either have to step up and help these young men as they grow into their roles as leaders or they have to step aside. The Panthers cannot have it both ways with these players or you will continue to be fan who is sitting and wondering why all Cam's good talking isn't translating into wins for your team.

There is no doubt that everyone has to step up. I have been one of the biggest posters on this board defending Cam against people laying our record at this feet.

However, Cam is still very far from perfect (as he should be, he is a 23 year old second year QB with limited college experience) and the better he gets, the more he can help mask those other deficiencies on this team.

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There is no doubt that everyone has to step up. I have been one of the biggest posters on this board defending Cam against people laying our record at this feet.

However, Cam is still very far from perfect (as he should be, he is a 23 year old second year QB with limited college experience) and the better he gets, the more he can help mask those other deficiencies on this team.

The Panthers as a team have way more deficiences than Cam. Those deficiences need to be fixed way more than one person who didn't spend 4 years under the same coach while in college.

BTW, Cam played and won NC for two different team. Just because the media want to ignore what Cam did in Blinn College to drive home their argument doesn't dismiss the reality. Cam has working with different coaches, which should be seen as a plus for this team because it shows that he's abaptable. I don't pay attention to the BS spewed by the media. I pay attention to what this kid can bring to your team. all this concern about Cam seem so manufactured and unnecessary. Let the kid play the game. The same way he learned how to win with two college teams, will be the the same way he will learn how to win with this team as long as the rest of the team step up. You folks need to stop towing the media's line when it comes to your QB.

A person can undermine the good in someone simply to discourage you from see the person for who they are based on purely jealousy. Are u going to fall for it?

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The Panthers as a team have way more deficiences than Cam. Those deficiences need to be fixed way more than one person who didn't spend 4 years under the same coach while in college.

BTW, Cam played and won NC for two different team. Just because the media want to ignore what Cam did in Blinn College to drive home their argument doesn't dismiss the reality. Cam has working with different coaches, which should be seen as a plus for this team because it shows that he's abaptable. I don't pay attention to the BS spewed by the media. I pay attention to what this kid can bring to your team. all this concern about Cam seem so manufactured and unnecessary. Let the kid play the game. The same way he learned how to win with two college teams, will be the the same way he will learn how to win with this team as long as the rest of the team step up. You folks need to stop towing the media's line when it comes to your QB.

A person can undermine the good in someone simply to discourage you from see the person for who they are based on purely jealousy. Are u going to fall for it?

Anyone who thinks I tow the media line isn't pay much attention to anything I post. But Cam would agree with me that he still has a lot to learn to continue to master his craft as a QB.

And no one on this board knows Cam's resume or has studied Cam as much as I have. Some may have done just as much research as I did before the 2011 draft, but I am willing to bet that no one did more. And I have been one of Cam's biggest supporters since before that draft.

I agree that the team as a whole has a lot of deficiencies, but if Cam played the first 7 games as well as he played the last 9 we would probably have made the playoffs despite those deficiencies.

Not every argument has to be Cam vs. the rest of the team. They all have to improve in order for the Panthers to maximize their potential. And that includes Cam Newton. To act like he is perfect or even close to perfect is naive homerism.

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sounds good to me...one thing that frustrates me the most with Cam is his touch

on short passes and how hard he throws the ball on medium passes. He is as strong

as a horse, and any wr we get better have good hands.

I think he'll get better on that as he continues to relax. But the missing 5 foot dumps

and getting intercepted on floating screen passes worries me.

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“I think he's going to coach me even harder, especially with his microphone as far as coaching has gotten a little bit higher."

Yeah, I got the coaching harder part, but I don't know what the hell the rest of that means.

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The Panthers need to use the offseason to surround Cam with more talent. It is nice finally having a franchise QB. Now they need to figure out how to build the offense around him so he is successful. I believe Gettleman will do this.

1. OLine: Even with Kalil coming back, the O-line is not good enough. There is a definite need at RG, and a potential need at RT (is Bell the guy or not), and LT (Gross has lost a step, no doubt), and our now 2nd year LG needs to step it up.

2. WR: The Panthers need to draft or find a FA to be the #1 WR. Smith should be used in other ways and is still the best we got, but the Panthers need a new #1 WR which is really hard to find. And a clear #2 and #3 WR. Is it LaFell, Murphy, Gettis, Pilaris or none of these guys? Is LaFell a true #2 or should he be #3? Should Ricky Proel just suit up? Look at what Ryan has in Atlanta with Jones and White....can you imagine what Cam could do with WR's like them?

3. RB: The Panthers need to figure out what to do with their RB's....is their #1 RB, #34, #28 or #35? Their running game is inconsistent for many reasons, and they need to figure out what they want to do with all of this talent...it is being wasted from a personal level on the players and from a financial level for the team.

4. A clear #2 TE. The double TE set was very effective when they had Shockey and Olsen. They lost some of that last year with no Shockey.

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“I think he's going to coach me even harder, especially with his microphone as far as coaching has gotten a little bit higher."

Yeah, I got the coaching harder part, but I don't know what the hell the rest of that means.

Shula is now the leader of the offense, not an assistant so his voice will be heard louder. Thats what i took it as.

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Anyone who thinks I tow the media line isn't pay much attention to anything I post. But Cam would agree with me that he still has a lot to learn to continue to master his craft as a QB.

And no one on this board knows Cam's resume or has studied Cam as much as I have. Some may have done just as much research as I did before the 2011 draft, but I am willing to bet that no one did more. And I have been one of Cam's biggest supporters since before that draft.

I agree that the team as a whole has a lot of deficiencies, but if Cam played the first 7 games as well as he played the last 9 we would probably have made the playoffs despite those deficiencies.

Not every argument has to be Cam vs. the rest of the team. They all have to improve in order for the Panthers to maximize their potential. And that includes Cam Newton. To act like he is perfect or even close to perfect is naive homerism.

i would give it up. that guy sees any hint of criticism as cam hate.
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Anyone who thinks I tow the media line isn't pay much attenuation to anoything I post. But Cam would agree with me that he still has a lot to learn to continue to master his craft as a QB.

And no one on this board knows Cam's resume or has studied Cam as much as I have. Some may have done just as much research as I did before the 2011 draft, but I am willing to bet that no one did more. And I have been one of Cam's biggest supporters since before that draft.

I agree that the team as a whole has a lot of deficiencies, but if Cam played the first 7 games as well as he played the last 9 we would probably have made the playoffs despite those deficiencies.

Not every argument has to be Cam vs. the rest of the team. They all have to improve in order for the Panthers to maximize their potential. And that includes Cam Newton. To act like he is perfect or even close to perfect is naive homerism.

U actually believe Cam is the reason why ur team didn't play well at the beginning of the season? Question, who was the leader of this team before Cam?

Also, I don't get the whole acting like Cam is "perfect" stuff just because one questions the endless scrutinizing of the kid. I find it quite hypocritical for u to say that ur reason for critiquing Cam has nothing to do with the media when u can tell that isn't the truth. No one on ur team is being critiquing by the media like Cam. And interestingly enough, there is no other player on ur team u feel the need to keep an eye on and have their maturity questioned like Cam. But, it's coincidental right?

Cam is a very mature kid but it's clear that isn't how the media wants him to be preceived. Intentionally setting out to undermine everything he does. Does he needs to learn and grow like everyone else? Heck yes. But the immature behavior towards him is so unnecessary.

If I'm a "homer" for saying how immature the behavior has been towards Cam when there really is no need for it, then 'll take the small minder title. It seems as if our media now gets to dictate who we should admire and who we should be all critical of based on their opinion. I will not be doing that.

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