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Cam Newton Underrated, Double Trouble Overrated according to everyone's favorite CBS Sportswriter

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j2sgam    1,016

Are they only overrated cause they're overpaid? Is Cam only underrated cause he's still on his rookie contract? If both 34 & 28 restructure again next season, will they still be overrated? If we don't make the playoffs & Cam still gets a huge deal, is he automatically overrated? Who's Prisco & why the hate if he doesn't make any sense? Too many questions??

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CelticCat    324

Its a catch 22 situation.

 

If Double Trouble get back to putting up big numbers you'd imagine it would come at the expense of Cam's rushing or passing stats.

 

What's really important is wins and loses. The last NO game was a classic example. Cam fell shy of his 20 TD total in that game, but he drove us deep into enemy territory with his passes that put us in short running situations. He could have had 3 passing TD's instead we ended with 3 rushing TD's. Its actually the perfect scenario for how this team is built with guys like Tolbert and Stu and Cam in the backfield.

 

If 28 and 34 get back to Double Trouble its almost guaranteed that someone will suggest Cam is in a slump because he didn't hit the same statistical numbers as before.

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La Pantera    1,044

Overrated doesn't mean 'no talent' in this case. Its more about how much they're paid vs how much they're used/production.

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CRA    12,265

Are they only overrated cause they're overpaid? Is Cam only underrated cause he's still on his rookie contract? If both 34 & 28 restructure again next season, will they still be overrated? If we don't make the playoffs & Cam still gets a huge deal, is he automatically overrated? Who's Prisco & why the hate if he doesn't make any sense? Too many questions??

As pure runners....neither Stewart or Williams looked good overall in 2012 when used.

Yeah, we all watched the last game of the season against the Saints and the game against them earlier in the year. Neither RB looked good last year. Blame for that doesn't fall all on the RB.....but part of it does

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Harris Aballah    464

If they have a good year everyone will credit the o-line. If they have a bad year its all on them! & cams been treated like a ginger step-child by the media since miss st claimed he tried to extort them for money. But then again the medias never been panther friendly. If cam was at any other team you'd be sick of hearing about him by now.

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FootballMaestro    2,500

If they have a good year everyone will credit the o-line. If they have a bad year its all on them! & cams been treated like a ginger step-child by the media since miss st claimed he tried to extort them for money. But then again the medias never been panther friendly. If cam was at any other team you'd be sick of hearing about him by now.

 

The sad part is: Mississippi St (or one of their officials), never said Cam's father made a $$ claim [off or on the record] from them. It was actually, an alleged Booster, who up until now cannot be corroborated. 

 

However, as you're alluding to; the media doesn't always deal in facts, to formulate certain conclusions. 

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Montsta    15,390

Double Trouble are overated. They haven't done anything significant since 2009. In Running Back years, that's nearly a career. Hopefully they can turn it around this year, but they'd have to have basically another 2009 to even somewhat justify what they are getting paid.

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FootballMaestro    2,500

Double Trouble are overated. They haven't done anything significant since 2009. In Running Back years, that's nearly a career. Hopefully they can turn it around this year, but they'd have to have basically another 2009 to even somewhat justify what they are getting paid.

 

True. 

 

I think they can both be productive if used correctly (though I would Prefer a D'Angelo, Tolbert backfield, Salary Cap be damned, than featuring all three). 

 

The way this offense is set up, all three of them will be utilized (behind the line of scrimmage and in the flats), unless one rides the bench as a highly paid utility player.

 

Stewart doesn't help the situation with his recent injuries. And with D'Angelo there, I think Tolbert's power and versatility (along with his reasonable salary) would actually make the better complement/twosome. But we all know the salary Cap situation and what it means (restructuring or not)  who stays on the team next season. 

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iamhubby1    2,975

We will not see much of double trouble in the building of our future empire

You sir are correct, and, well, not so much. Our future empire conjures up images of our next empire, not this one. So, of course Dwill and Stewy are not going to be there. jk

As for this one. IMO, post restructures, they are making together what a good back could make. They also take up a lot less of the cap than last year. If they are used as expected, they could actually earn their money this year.

Man, if we can run the ball effectively, and Cam continues to incorporate the check down. Our RBs could have a great year as a unit.

So I say, right now it may appear we are overpaying for Double Trouble. Shouldn't we let the year play out before we end the thread?

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