he is our franchise quarterback. there is no doubt. he's gotten better every year and he had the best rookie season of any player in the league ever. all signs point north with him. why haven't the wins been there? year one it was the defense. year two it was chud the first half of the season dicking around. this year the wins have started because the D has stepped up and the offense, including cam, is clicking and has gelled.
has cam been perfect? nope. has he been free of blame in losses? nope. has he made mistakes? yep. has he needed to grow? yep.
he has grown quite a bit these past few years and has really cleaned up the things he needed to and the offense has grown with him an will continue to.
there is no doubt that he is the panthers franchise QB and those who doubt this never liked him to begin with. the number of those who don't believe and who never liked him is dwindling and i welcome all new believers on board. to those who still doubt, i'll be saving a seat for you. to those who will never believe....meh.
and before some rodent comes in here and starts complaining about fans of players or some nonsense like that....yes, there are some in here only here because of cam and there will be many more. get over it. there are, tho, those of us who have been here from the beginning who have been through the worst of seasons and the best of seasons know that the panthers are on a better path than they've been on in many years, maybe ever, because of who they now have as QB. i was a cam fan while he was at auburn for one reason, i thought he would be great in a panthers uni. i am a fan of him now for one reason and one reason only, he is a panther.
when i see him lighting up the scoreboard, the stat sheets, and the record books, i feel proud to have him as a panther.
when i see him celebrate a TD and even a first down, i feel proud to have him as a panther because he's moving this team forward first down by first down and touchdown by touchdown...and i know that the other teams and fans of other teams hate it.
when i see the growth that has taken place as a player, a leader, and a man on and off the field, i am proud to have him as a panther.
he's not nearly the only panther i am proud of. i'm proud of smith and olsen, gross and kalil, keek and davis, cj and hardy, star and kk, gano and nortman and ginn....and there are so many more, esp this year.
but there is no doubt in my mind that not only has cam not held this team back, he's been the thing that as given us a chance to win every week and he will continue to be that guy. he is one of the most talented players in the league and i love that the guy in the middle of the defense is also one of the most talented in the league.
i fully believe that cam and keek is the absolute best combo of players to build around and this team will go far because of them. i am a fan of both of them because they are panthers and they will take this team to the top.