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Short 2011 Draft Review

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I'm looking at the Steelers-Bengals pregame show tonight, and I'm seeing AJ Green warming up.  I'm thinking AJ Green, one of the top receivers in the league already.  Then I think about Cam and his progress.  Obviously, his production has be stalled due to this inept staff.  Yet still, I'm starting to hear more and more that Cam is not a pocket passer.  That he needs to run more as a way to settle him down, and get comfortable.  This kind of talk bothers me very much.  I like Cam's running ability, I always saw it more of a trump card, that it should be that way.  Yet if you were to ask me to pick between the best athletic QB and the best pocket passing QB, I'd choose the pocket passer 1,000,000% of the time.  Give me a guy who can dissect defenses with his arm, and I'll give you a shot at the superbowl.

 

 

So concerning the topic, a lot of people wanted AJ Green in the draft.  (For me it came down to two guys.  Either Patrick Peterson or Marcell Dareus.  I went with Dareus.)  Again I'm looking at Green warming up, arguably already the best receiver in the game.  I'm thinking did we make the right choice here?

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We picked Cam. No going back, only forward. poo I'm tired of this. Blame Rivera not Cam.

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oh goody a Matthias thread and a draft talk one no less!

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Cam was the right the choice.

The rest of the 2011 draft?

LOLOLOL

Sorry but Hurney crippled this team. The negative effects of poor drafting and ignoring free agency aren't going away any time soon...

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Green here with Clawful throwing to him...pass. However, the team would have sucked enough to get Luck. Now a Luck to Green combo, yes please! Get your time machine ready!

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Green here with Clawful throwing to him...pass. However, the team would have sucked enough to get Luck. Now a Luck to Green combo, yes please! Get your time machine ready!

 

I think Derek Anderson would have still been brought in due to his connections with Chud.  Anderson to Smitty and Green might have got the job done.

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Yeah, because Cam has had NO success passing from the pocket in 2011 or 2012.

 

You nailed it, dude.

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Cam's not a great pocket passer. We need to stop trying to force a square peg thru a round hole and play to his strengths.

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Yeah, because Cam has had NO success passing from the pocket in 2011 or 2012.

 

You nailed it, dude.

 

I didn't say he didn't have success.  Yet, he's regressing now, and of course his accuracy has always been on and off.  I'm wondering if there will be a day where Cam will be thought of as dissecting defenses with his arm, or will he always just be another athletic QB with a strong arm.  I'm getting impatient now.

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2011 offensive rookie of the year. Such a short memory some of us have. If someone has produced at such a level, there is no doubt he can produce again considering he is young, just needs some "weapons". I can imagine how hot he will be again if he can get some sort of chemistry with Ginn.

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Cam's not a great pocket passer. We need to stop trying to force a square peg thru a round hole and play to his strengths.

 

That's what I'm afraid of.  If that is the case, we need to split ways right now.  There will never be a day where an athletic QB is successful consistently.  NFL defenses are just too fast and too smart.

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That's what I'm afraid of.  If that is the case, we need to split ways right now.  There will never be a day where an athletic QB is successful consistently.  NFL defenses are just too fast and too smart.

 

I don't get where you get the idea "athletic" QB don't use their brains and don't dissect defenses with their arm? You are never going to rush more than you throw in a season as a QB.

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