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?