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Since some are turning on Cam I have 4 question for you.

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I'm glad we drafted Cam, it was the right thing to do three years ago, and he has the physical traits to be great.  But a lot of people are saying he can only be great with better players around him.  I always thought one of the trademarks of a great player is the ability to elevate the play of those around him, make average players look good and make good players look great.  So far, Cam hasn't done that.  He has had flashes, but no consistency.

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I'm glad we drafted Cam, it was the right thing to do three years ago, and he has the physical traits to be great. But a lot of people are saying he can only be great with better players around him. I always thought one of the trademarks of a great player is the ability to elevate the play of those around him, make average players look good and make good players look great. So far, Cam hasn't done that. He has had flashes, but no consistency.


First thing you do when you get a supremely talented quarterback is build around him on offense. We haven't. Period.
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err Hilton had 800 yards.  that is not a nobody.  fleener and dwayne each contributed.  fleener had some big catches, and together they had like 800 yards, with 500 coming from dwayne.

 

and then they grew and developed and this year, look how good they are.

 

on top of that, the colts didn't stop building..

 

The colts added more to their offense than we did.  maybe they ahd to, but they are now quite a bit ahead of us.

 

 

I'm saying in terms of Hilton, it wasn't like when he first came into the league he was a big aquisition.  By comparison, Tedd Ginn was a first rounder, and I believe he could be our Hilton.  Greg Olsen is better than both Fleener and Allen, so I would say they are equal in the least.  The Colts probably do have a better O-line, but I don't think it's all pro across the board or anything of that nature.  The Richardson pick up is big, but again he hasn't done much so far.  D-Will and Tolbert is just as good as Richardson so far.

 

 

Other than the O-line perhaps, I would say our offense is about the same in terms of talent.  It's not like the Colts drafted a "AJ Green" talent or signed a big offensive free agent in the past two years.

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1) Are the Panthers today where you thought we would be as a team when we drafted Cam?

 

2) Has Cam impressed you with his personal development in the areas of mechanics, accuracy, and consistency?

 

3) Are the original knocks on his game by his detractors during the days leading up to the draft plausibly accurate?

 

4) Is it easier to change one player or an entire team's staff, philosophy, and personnel?

 

please answer objectively

 

I will link a definition the word "objectively" if you don't understand.  Just ask.

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1) Are the Panthers today where you thought we would be as a team when we drafted Cam?

 

2) Has Cam impressed you with his personal development in the areas of mechanics, accuracy, and consistency?

 

3) Are the original knocks on his game by his detractors during the days leading up to the draft plausibly accurate?

 

4) Is it easier to change one player or an entire team's staff, philosophy, and personnel?

 

please answer objectively

 

I will link a definition the word "objectively" if you don't understand.  Just ask.

 

1. no. but is that completely cams fault? no. he cant be completely responsible for everything bad that happens. sheesh!

 

2. NO. he has stayed around the same. 

3. if by knocks you mean accuracy, then possibly. if you mean "fake smile" then no. 

4. of course it is easier to change one player. so are you saying that we will be a playoff team or better if we just get rid of cam newton? will a new qb make ron coach better? will a new qb make our oline block better or our wrs catch bettter? 

last time i check this was supposed to be the ultimate team sport. when did i become just about one person. if thats the case any qb we get other than cam, should do fine with whatever we put around them. 

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1) Are the Panthers today where you thought we would be as a team when we drafted Cam?

 

2) Has Cam impressed you with his personal development in the areas of mechanics, accuracy, and consistency?

 

3) Are the original knocks on his game by his detractors during the days leading up to the draft plausibly accurate?

 

4) Is it easier to change one player or an entire team's staff, philosophy, and personnel?

 

please answer objectively

 

I will link a definition the word "objectively" if you don't understand.  Just ask.

 

1. No. But is all of that Cam's fault?

 

2. His career comp% is around 60 and that's while passing for more yards than any QB and throwing for more plays over 20 yards. Not dinking and dunking like other young QB  do in their 1st few years. But of course you're a QB guru right??

 

3. No!!

 

4. Not at the QB position because Franchise QB don't grow on trees. But again you think it's easy to find them of course.
 

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You won't be able to argue with them. Their answers will be questions and accusations in the negative form which are impossible to disprove like when someone is accused of being a homophobe or a racist. All you can say is huh-uh. God it's fun when we lose. :(

 


 

1) Are the Panthers today where you thought we would be as a team when we drafted Cam?
 
2) Has Cam impressed you with his personal development in the areas of mechanics, accuracy, and consistency?
 
3) Are the original knocks on his game by his detractors during the days leading up to the draft plausibly accurate?
 
4) Is it easier to change one player or an entire team's staff, philosophy, and personnel?
 
please answer objectively
 
I will link a definition the word "objectively" if you don't understand.  Just ask.

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I'm glad we drafted Cam, it was the right thing to do three years ago, and he has the physical traits to be great.  But a lot of people are saying he can only be great with better players around him.  I always thought one of the trademarks of a great player is the ability to elevate the play of those around him, make average players look good and make good players look great.  So far, Cam hasn't done that.  He has had flashes, but no consistency.

 

Name me 1 QB that won with out talent around him?

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Here is the bottom line---If you are making excuses for Cam Newton--justified and legitimate or not---then you actually do not know if he can be a stud QB or not.  He flashes and everyone praises Cam, but when he screws up, everyone blames the line or the OC or the coach or the WRs.....Nobody knows how good he can be--nobody.   

 

 Cam has a bad offensive line, so we should not expect him to win.  So does Peyton Manning.  He gets rid of the ball in about 2.5 seconds.  He lost his left tackle and he is behind a third string center.  They are 5-0 and averaging 40 points a game.  What is it that he has physically that Cam lacks?  nothing.  Cam has the stronger arm, the physique, and the athleticism.  Peyton is past his prime.  Cam is entering his.  Better WRs?   Manning made no-name players like Garcon, Collie, etc. better.  Nobody griped about his WRs in Indy and his line sucked there.  Now he has a bunch of WRs who were nobodies in Denver and he is making them superstars,

 

Here is the difference.  Manning is smarter.  He anticipates when the route will come open and he gets rid of the ball. Cam holds it too long.  He knows where his offense is supposed to be, but does not watch enough film or have the acumen Manning has to know how the defense will react. So he waits for them to break open.  He locks on to Smith and Olsen and misses open WRs all the time.  Manning rarely misses the open man.  Manning is not smarter by accident; he has a real rapport with his WRs and he studies film religiously.  He would tell you that he is a football player, not an "icon and entertainer."  Manning is not chummy with his teammates-just like Cam has been, but they respect him because he makes them better.  Who does Cam make better?  Right now, he is fool's gold.  He is going to tease you with his upside and incredible athleticism, but things have come easy for him due to his athleticism. 

 

People have a right to question the QB after the offense has averaged about 12 points a game if you exclude the Giants. joke. They have a right to wonder if the guy sitting by himself, working out by himself, and sulking at press conferences is the team's leader or not.   They have a right to question why he is not making everyone else better and why we are 1-3 for the third year in a row.  I am not going to apologize for using practical, common sense enough to call a duck, a duck.  Like every other player on the team, he will earn his praise.  I admire his potential and the flashes.  I am not, however, going to sing his praises

 

Now some will say, "Sure, when you compare him to Manning" as if that is an argument.  Manning is the standard.  Want to feel better?  Compare him to Brady, Brees, Big Ben, even Flacco.  Heck, the Bears' line has been terrible and they have had only 1 good WR for years--they were 10-6 last year.  Does Cutler run a 4.6? The Seahawks have no great WRs and their line is bad. Russell is not a better QB than Cam, but he is a better leader. 

 

Cam needs to win with what he has.  When the defense is holding the opponents to 13 points a game and you are losing, the QB should be questioned.

 

 

 

 

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I don't know what to think of cam sometimes, sometimes he's just so frustrating.

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This shit is funny.

 

No one is turning on Cam.

 

We have a few racists who never were with Cam, we have a few people giving legit criticism, and then we have the blind homers.

Same as its always been.

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1) Are the Panthers today where you thought we would be as a team when we drafted Cam?

2) Has Cam impressed you with his personal development in the areas of mechanics, accuracy, and consistency?

3) Are the original knocks on his game by his detractors during the days leading up to the draft plausibly accurate?

4) Is it easier to change one player or an entire team's staff, philosophy, and personnel?

please answer objectively

I will link a definition the word "objectively" if you don't understand. Just ask.


Funny you mention it yourself, because I'd say #3 pretty much sums up the problem you and many others here have with him. Never wanted him here in the first place. Merely tolerated him as best you could. Any hint of imperfection? Trade him while he still has value.

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