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#1 Panther17

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:29 PM

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Intelligence

 

Rankings:    1. Luck     2. Griffin     3. Wilson     4. Kaepernick     5. Newton

 

Accuracy

 

Rankings:    1. Griffin     2. Wilson     3. Luck     4. Kaepernick     5. Newton

 

 

Durability

 

Rankings:    1. Luck     2. Wilson     3. Kaepernick     4. Newton     5. Griffin

 

 

Supporting cast

 

Rankings:    1. Kaepernick     2. Wilson     3. Griffin     4. Luck     5. Newton

 

 

Urgency

 

Rankings:    1. Wilson     2. Luck     3. Kaepernick     4. Griffin     5. Newton

 

 

The Bottom Line

 

Rankings:    1. Luck     2. Griffin     3. Wilson     4. Kaepernick     5. Newton

 

The consensus is that Luck remains the can't-miss player of the group. Moon said, "Andrew doesn't have any weaknesses in his game." An NFC general manager added, "Luck should be a Hall of Famer 15 years from now. He took a team that was 2-14 before he arrived and led it to 11 wins in his rookie year. That's a pretty good start."

As for the others, most people interviewed for this story also see greatness in the futures of Griffin and Wilson. Griffin holds a slight edge because he's more dynamic -- "He can run and he's accurate," said Tuck. But Wilson is the safer bet to be more durable and play longer. Kaepernick is the wild card of the group. Many people think his ceiling could be higher than Griffin's if his game develops steadily. Newton, on the other hand, is at a point in his career where he's likely to plateau if the Panthers keep struggling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

It's a big article with paragraphs under each ranking section.  Not posting all of it.  But the experts have spoken.  Newton is the weak link.  Time to move on I guess.  I wonder if Jimmy Clausen is still available.

 

Oh.  They have a " Sportsnation: Cast Your Vote " Not sure if you guys like taking over polls or anything like that.

 



#2 CarolinaNCSU

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:31 PM

Welp, time to wreck the polls. 



#3 teeray

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:33 PM

Even if I take Newton out of the equation. I will take Wilson and Kaep over Luck any and every day. I would also take a healthy RG3 over him.

Although the Colts have changed their offense to better suit Luck. So I think Luck will have a good year. Better than last.

#4 Jackofalltrades

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:33 PM

So Cam is an unintelligent, non-durable QB who lacks accuracy (69% vs Seattle), any weapons and any semblance of a sense of urgency despite back to back losing seasons and a HC who is coaching for his job.

 

Seems legit.



#5 I Mean He Was Found Guilty

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:33 PM

so cam's started more games than any of these guys and has never missed a start but only griffin is less "durable" than him



#6 Panther17

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:34 PM

I like how Newton is only ahead of RGIII in durability department.  If only RGIII wouldn't of busted his knee last year, Cam would be 5 there too.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:35 PM

that list would rank cam dead last in weight and height if the topic came up

 

e: i see that mr 54% career completion is the third most accurate



#8 mwright350

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:37 PM

Damn and I work so far from any decent sized bridges.  How will I properly leap from a bridge if there's not one readily available.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:37 PM

If I wasn't on my phone I would compare some meaningful stats and likely disprove a lot of these rankings.

Having seen at least 2 games of all of them I'd still take Cam first and Russel second.

#10 DeAngelo's #1 Fan(CRA)

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:39 PM

If only they would have had a fakest smile category...

Relax, we need Cam to be hated. He is a better QB when he is hated and doubted IMO.

Cam has only stunk at one point....and that was when people felt forced to praise him to start 2012

#11 Pox 08

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:40 PM

How in the h3ll is Kap proven to be more durable than Cam?   Has he actually been laid out a couple times every other game?     His Oline is amazing.                 Cam has taken a pounding time and time again and has yet to miss a game. 



#12 OneBadCat

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:43 PM

What a shameless gutless article. How the fug can they have the slightest idea into Cam's intelligence? Because of post game interviews? I'm tired of this borderline racist poo man. Cam's asked to do more than of these guys and physically superior and more durable than all of them. Sheer idiocy.



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:44 PM

Haven't we forgotten? This is ESPN. They ranked Cam dead last in their Top 100 players.

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:45 PM

These things will never change until the Panthers can win some games. Why would they?



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:45 PM

I like the unnamed random AFC QB coach.....claiming Cam is a me first player at heart. pretty sure no AFC QB coach has ever worked with Newton....


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