Vick had an arm....lacked height but he had a rocket arm. Vick prior to jail had one of the biggest arms in the NFL...and still has a canon. Difference in Vick and Cam is size....and it makes a big difference as a passer and runner.
What makes Cam special is his ability as a passer AND he legitmately is the only guy built to be a dual threat QB. I have full faith in Cam being one of the GOAT. But not if you try to make him play Eli Manning's style early in his career.....which we haven't and RIVERA won't.
You can't read....I said he WOULD be a bad investment IF you turned him into a traditional pocket passer year 3. Newton has proven me right....as I wanted him drafted to be Cam and they have let him.
And Chud talked about it being a 7-8 year plan to turn him into more of a pocket player....which based on age makes sense.
Read option is just a modern version of play action for a mobile QB....so it isn't a read option debate. It is just a do you want Cam to be a runner or not.
If Steve Young didn't run he wouldn't of been special....same with Newton. Turn him into a pocket passer this year.....we suck. But NOTHING besides people thinking somehow our new GM is our OC backs that
Vick has always had a rocket arm but the difference between them both isn't size. Vick's mechanics and accuracy were erratic. Mike barely completed half of his passes in his rookie campaign. Cam, while a being a raw passer himself, is 10x more accurate than Vick was in ATL. In fact, Vick was only a single notch above The Golden Calf of Bristol as a passer. Once defenses started to find ways to neutralize him, he had to evolve as a QB.
Clearly you don't if all you can gather from this debate is "I want Cam to be Peyton Manning". It has nothing to do with reading comprehension on my part. Newton's abilities as a passer go beyond threatening LBs and DBs to run. If you trouble seeing that, then I suggest you review tape on Newton.
Link, please? A 7-8 year plan? I would love to read what Chud had planned for Cam. No QB needs 7-8 years to make the transition, much less Newton who has shown flashes of brilliance as a pocket passer.
The Read Option is a gimmick offense. It's no different than The Wild Cat. Dolphin fans we're calling it 'the future'. How long was it effective? 2-3 years? Nowadays, the Wild Cat is buried in playbooks. So please, don't feed me that garbage.