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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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#16 teeray

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 07:34 AM

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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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:14 AM

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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Posted 02 February 2013 - 08:56 AM

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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Posted 02 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

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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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:12 AM

“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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Posted 02 February 2013 - 10:31 AM

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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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

“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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Posted 02 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

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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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:41 PM

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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Posted 02 February 2013 - 01:46 PM

i would give it up. that guy sees any hint of criticism as cam hate.



This.


Cam is God around here but footballisasport is hitting the nail on the head and spitting out logic the huddle is sure to not see. Finally a poster who gets it. I really don't care what Shula will be doing with Cam because I already know they hit it off. Do. not. care. I do not see his success with Cam as a means to win, because he has had success with Cam and we have been losing. What is going to matter is how Shula coaches the offensive team, because he is an OC now and is responsible for much much more than Cam. We don't need to mask deficiencies and just making the post season is NOT the goal. The fact people here are happy because Cam is happy shows just how much Cam has hindered people's overall perception of the team. I get it, we've never had a QB like this, I get it you all are exited but you must remember we are going on year 3 of nada despite Cam and I don't think Shula's success as a OC is going to rely on his relationship with cam as it did being the QB coach, well not for me anyway.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 02:03 PM

This.


Cam is God around here but footballisasport is hitting the nail on the head and spitting out logic the huddle is sure to not see. Finally a poster who gets it. I really don't care what Shula will be doing with Cam because I already know they hit it off. Do. not. care. I do not see his success with Cam as a means to win, because he has had success with Cam and we have been losing. What is going to matter is how Shula coaches the offensive team, because he is an OC now and is responsible for much much more than Cam. We don't need to mask deficiencies and just making the post season is NOT the goal. The fact people here are happy because Cam is happy shows just how much Cam has hindered people's overall perception of the team. I get it, we've never had a QB like this, I get it you all are exited but you must remember we are going on year 3 of nada despite Cam and I don't think Shula's success as a OC is going to rely on his relationship with cam as it did being the QB coach, well not for me anyway.


I think the main/happiest point that most of us cited were the portions of Cam getting better in the parts of the game that can not only help him, but help the offense become more proficient up the field, scoring more touch downs.

The other component is: Many fans didn't want Shula to have the job, and were wary of Chud's previous top down "my way or the high way" style of OC management. This article, at least highlights that Cam, the OC (and in previous articles and statements by other Panther players) and the offense will have more input, and hopefully work better together. Steve Smith, Lafell and even Olsen have already said and hinted at the fact that Chud was less flexible than they wanted.

Lastly, the Panthers lost a load of close games last year. If the team/offense, can some how score more points, then you don't have to worry about Rivera's lame coaching and clock management, or another offensive player or defender making bone head plays to lose the game in the final seconds.

I think the article and our reaction makes perfect sense, as the OC position/Offense and QB transition, were one of the off seasons biggest interest and question marks with fans. Of course it's not the complete team. But we can only post/respond, one article at a time/when they're printed.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:25 PM

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.


You clearly have never read anything I have ever posted about Cam or the media. If you had, you would realize that what you posted about me is 100% bullshit I will pay you $100 dollars if you can point me to one post that I have ever made questioning Cam's maturity. Just to make it fair, you go through and search my profile for posts about the media and their criticism of Cam, and pay me just $10 for every time I defend Cam and/or call out the media for being lazy, hypocritical, or unfair. Then come back publicly here on the main forum, display all the quotes, add up the tally, and see how much fugging money you owe me when it is over. Deal?

What you can't seem to figure out is that I haven't blamed anyone for us not playing well at the beginning of the season. Or maybe I should say that I felt the blame fell on everyone at the beginning of the season.

In your perpetual defensive stance on all things Cam Newton you have devolved into making every post about Cam a matter of Cam vs. the rest of the team. You dumb everything down so you can scapegoat the defense or coaching staff for the sole reason of absolving Cam of any blame whatsoever. I don't buy that. While I don't put the blame on Cam Newton for our slow start, I don't declare him blameless either. It is a shared blame by the entire team and coaching staff.

Let me make it simpler for you so you understand what I am saying. If through 7 games if you have 5 TDs and 8 INTs (and I think he had lost a couple of fumbles at that point as well) you are not playing your best, especially a guy like Cam Newton. You know how I know? Because the next 9 games he had 14 TDs and only 3 INTs. That was Cam playing his best. If he played that well the first 7 games we may have been able to mask the other deficiencies on this team (ironically you seemed to miss this almost exact same line from my earlier post which implies shared blame) and picked up 2 or 3 wins. Especially those low scoring one score games.

Let me give you an example of what I mean so even you can understand it. In those first 7 games we had 4 games that we scored 14 points or less. We lost all 4 and 3 of them were lost by one score from teams that scored less than 20 points themselves.. In the last 9 games we scored 14 points or less all of one time. Just once. And that was 14 points on the dot against Denver. In the last 9 games, we scored 20 points or more in 7 games. We lost 3 games in the first 7 games where the opposing team didn't even score 20 points against us.

So I don't think it is unreasonable to think that if Cam played better at the beginning of the year, that maybe we would have one two or three of those 1 score games in spite of the other deficiencies that you always point to in you eagerness to make Cam Newton blameless in any loss we have ever had.

And before you go into the predictable diatribe about Chud and the read option, I don't care what offense you are running. Wishbone option, run and shoot, traditional, etc. If through 7 games you have only 5 TDS and 8 INTs, you aren't playing your best football. That doesn't mean that you deserve all of the blame if your team is struggling. But it certainly means that you could be doing more to make the team successful

So I guess I would say that yes I blame Cam for our slow start. Just like I blame our defense, coaching staff, and plain bad luck for our slow start. They all share in the blame. That goes for Cam Newton as well. He is not unimpeachable in every regard.

Do you know who else would agree with me?? Cam Newton. Why shouldn't you believe that he still has a lot to learn if Cam believes it himself?

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

Ummmm



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