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With a new coaching staff....could Newton be Josh Freeman'ed?

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Well they didn't draft his replacement because he was playing great football.  He did have the 12-4 year but everything else was 9-7 or 8-8 and then there was the year he got replaced by Doug Flutie when Flutie was like 40 years old.

 

 

Brees wasn't let go because of performance reasons.  He was successful in San Diego.  They drafted Phillip Rivers in 2004 because Brees was struggling.  Then all of a sudden he exploded in 2004 and the Chargers went 12-4.  He had an average year in 2005 and the Chargers finished 9-7.  He tore up his shoulder in the final game of 2005, and the Chargers decided to move on to Phillip Rivers.  The shoulder thing was also the main reason Miami passed on him over Daunte Culpepper.  So I'd say injury paired with the fact they drafted his replacement already was the reason he was let go...not performance.

 

If Cam is let go, it'll either be because of a) injury, b ) his replacement is drafted or the worst case scenario c) he doesn't play nice with the new head coach.

 

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No doubt.

 

There are also "work" issues as well.

 

I honestly have no clue about this, but is Cam a first in, last out guy?  It's something that if it was discussed, I could have missed it.

 

And for all you homers/haters calm down, I am not inferring anything.

 

Favre and Romo had those knocks on them early in their careers.

 

From what I've heard, Cam comes in on his off days and puts in the extra work.  But the quality of that work can always be questioned.  It's quality over quantity for me...if you work too hard and put in the wrong kind of work, it's actually going to hurt you.  With this coaching staff, who the hell knows.  

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Well they didn't draft his replacement because he was playing great football.  He did have the 12-4 year but everything else was 9-7 or 8-8 and then there was the year he got replaced by Doug Flutie when Flutie was like 40 years old.

 

No it's definitely true that Brees struggled early in his career in San Diego but he turned it around in his fourth year.  Was that because the team drafted Phillip Rivers and he had a fire lit under him?  Definitely possible. Cam Newton definitely had the chance to turn it around up until this year...but he won't end up a winner under Rivera's coaching staff.  

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From what I've heard, Cam comes in on his off days and puts in the extra work.  But the quality of that work can always be questioned.  It's quality over quantity for me...if you work too hard and put in the wrong kind of work, it's actually going to hurt you.  With this coaching staff, who the hell knows.  

 

 

 

Agreed, I have always had a bit of an issue with who we have here backing up Cam, and watching tape with him.

 

Would have loved to have a Matt Hasselbeck or Chad Pennington type player in there to help Cam out some.

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If they got rid of Cam Newton this would officially be the dumbest franchise since Al Davis. I might lose all hope for this team and stop watching if that happens. 

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Agreed, I have always had a bit of an issue with who we have here backing up Cam, and watching tape with him.

 

Would have loved to have a Matt Hasselbeck or Chad Pennington type player in there to help Cam out some.

 

Definitely would have been a positive.  They brought in Anderson to kind of be that guy but he doesn't seem like the kind of veteran I'd want my young QB learning from.  In 2010, didn't he get caught laughing on the sideline with a teammate during a horrible blowout?  Then at the press conference had his desire for the game questioned and he got really mad and went on a rant?  Yea, definitely a professional dude your young QB should learn from.  

 

Desire to win and be great doesn't seem like an issue with Cam, but the people he has been learning from don't seem to be putting the right tools in front of him to be successful.  I honestly think that comes from being too high on Cam.  You've gotta remember, he bounced around through so many college programs that he's barely had time to learn the intricacies of an offense.  I'm sure he never learned how to fine tune an offense like say, Andrew Luck did in college.

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we need added leaders, not losing people on the current team. what vet experience leaders do we have? Thomas Davis, Steve Smith, Khalil, Wharton? Thats pretty much it. We need a hype man

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