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Help Wanted: Second Receiver


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Is it just me....I went to FanFest...watched most of the pre season snaps for Cam...and then the Seahawks game and Cam only looks for Smith and Olsen.    Is it me? (For right now I'm thinking this trait....to lock in on receivers....is what separates Cam from the truly elite talent in the league).  

 

Cam definitely locks in one one receiver. I don't know if you can tell from the stands or on television, but he rarely scans the entire field.

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Is it just me....I went to FanFest...watched most of the pre season snaps for Cam...and then the Seahawks game and Cam only looks for Smith and Olsen. Is it me? (For right now I'm thinking this trait....to lock in on receivers....is what separates Cam from the truly elite talent in the league).

No it's not just you....I said it a few posts ago.

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What we REALLY need is the Old Cam back.

Cam is a big armed, big play QB. He is a gunslinger and has the ability to make big plays.

I am not sure if it was his focus on not turning the ball over.....or too much respect for the Hawks secondary....or the coaching. But, he MUST take shots down the field for this offense to be effective.

Don't get me wrong....this is not a bash Cam post. Only that we need him to trust his arms and let it fly.

Cam is still Cam.

Saw last year that the Hawk secondary dictates what he tries to do

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Wait. We "learned" we needed a #2 receiver in week 1? I can't speak for everyone else, but personally I've known that since 2009. I was in college the last time we had a bona fide WR. If its just dawning on us now, we've got larger issues than a sub par showing in week 1. Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using CarolinaHuddle mobile app

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Wait. We "learned" we needed a #2 receiver in week 1? I can't speak for everyone else, but personally I've known that since 2009. I

 

You may have suspected, as we all did, but the proof for this 2013 squad was not provided until Sunday.

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Cam is still Cam.

Saw last year that the Hawk secondary dictates what he tries to do

 

He took very few shots down the field on Sunday.....even when the WR was open.

 

He needed to trust his arm anc challenge their DB's a few more times.

 

Cam is and always will be a high risk and high reward type of QB....it is who he is.  And, he is damn good at it.  Don't lose track of what makes him great while trying to develop other aspects of his game.

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He took very few shots down the field on Sunday.....even when the WR was open.

He needed to trust his arm anc challenge their DB's a few more times.

Cam is and always will be a high risk and high reward type of QB....it is who he is. And, he is damn good at it. Don't lose track of what makes him great while trying to develop other aspects of his game.

I'm going to need to see him play against a team that doesn't have arguably the best D in the league before making this assessment.

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I saw LaFell open a few times. I felt like it was more Cam being locked on Smitty and Olsen.

I didn't other than twice. Chancellor and/or Thomas were always lurking. So what might appeared like a great read at first could have been a pick.

The fact is Ginn Jr got more separation than LaFell (our #2).

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He took very few shots down the field on Sunday.....even when the WR was open.

 

He needed to trust his arm anc challenge their DB's a few more times.

 

Cam is and always will be a high risk and high reward type of QB....it is who he is.  And, he is damn good at it.  Don't lose track of what makes him great while trying to develop other aspects of his game.

 

 

I guess this is what I was worried about. I like Cam being able to take care of the ball more but I don't want him second guessing or playing scared. If it is there, launch it. I understand that it was drilled in his hand to stay in the pocket more and limit the turnovers but this is football. You have to take chances.

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I'm going to need to see him play against a team that doesn't have arguably the best D in the league before making this assessment.

 

Agree with you 100%.

 

I was just making an observation that Cam looked different Sunday.  I only hope this is not the coaching staff trying to change Cam.  Add to his skillset....but don't kill what makes him great.

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I didn't other than twice. Chancellor and/or Thomas were always lurking. So what might appeared like a great read at first could have been a pick.

The fact is Ginn Jr got more separation than LaFell (our #2).

I still disagree. When I re-watched I specifically watched LaFell. Cam locks on Smitty and Olsen. There were a few outs where LaFell's routes and separation were fine. Our QB wasn't looking.

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I didn't other than twice. Chancellor and/or Thomas were always lurking. So what might appeared like a great read at first could have been a pick.

The fact is Ginn Jr got more separation than LaFell (our #2).

 

to be honest, laFell is not a speedster.  He is never going to get great separation....Cam has the ability to put the ball in there.  I want to see him continue to do so.

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