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Cam Back in the Spotlight


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Playoffs and all the negativity will be gone. More prime time games for Cam in 2014.

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"Here Here"!

 

However, I'm sure they (the media) will say their negative criticism brought on the "change" in Cam, instead of them acknowledging/knowing that Cam played great the second half of last season, and Chud screwed him up during the first half of it--taking away an abundance of pro-sets and running more read option based ones. Cam actually threw better out of pro-sets. 

 

It's like the second half of last year, and Cam's (always) omnipotent work ethic and desire to get better never existed till they say so. We'll see?

 

Plus (to your post), all the glory young boys of last year, are struggling every time they put them in another national broadcast game, regardless of whether their saved by their teammates and they win or not. Wilson, was quite mediocre last night. Saved by his defense; as Kaepernick, while RG3 was plain bad. There hasn't been much to write about Luck either. 

 

Dalton and Cam are actually doing the thing at the moment. 

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The thing about the media that I found to know is that while they love tearing someone down, they love the redemption (building back up) story as well. It is all about ratings and whats the hot topic to jump on. With that being said, I am pleased to watch our team get noticed. Cam is smiling as usual lol.

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Cam is growing right before our eyes. Other than the typical maturity comment, he's no longer relying on athleticism and his raw passing prowless (specifically his cannon) to get the job done. G-Man, you've got your franchise QB. Now, build around him for christ's sake. He needs a stud receiver, a stud tight end and two new tackles. Work your magic!

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All about the wins.

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I've always been a Cam lover, but the level he's playing at, especially lately, has been terrific.

 

 

 

The scary thing? He's getting better.

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You are right that the media is using/intends to use "redemption" as their key theme for Cam stories now.

But thats bullshit and simple CYA by them since the only poo that ever needed to be "redeemed" was poo created whole cloth by themselves.

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The only thing the national sports media likes more than tearing a player down is building him back up again.

 

Case in point... Cam Newton.

 

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During Cam's entire career the national media has enjoyed labeling Newton the villain. From towels on his head to his chosen jersey number, the media has treated Cam like a punching bag. Some of this was fueled by Cam's decision not to give interviews his rookie season. Some fueled by out and out journalistic laziness... See the Forbes helmet clip article for example.

 

One thing is for sure, however. Almost none of the negative attention was deserved.

 

Fast forward to 2013 and the current state of the Panthers quarterback. Cam Newton has the NFL's best passer rating of 130.3 over the past three weeks.

 

In his past 16 games, he has 3,720 yards, 27 TDs, 9 INTs.

 

Those are franchise numbers.

 

The result in the national media has been a turning of the negativity tide. Where once was a story of ego and arrogance now is a tale of redemption. Attitudes towards Cam are changing and with it brings added attention to the Panthers on a national stage.

 

Actually, Cam did give interviews during his draft and Rookie season. But what was realized was, the intention by many in our media to try and spin everything he said and did into something negative to feed their already created "villian" image of him.

 

Don't blame him one bit for not wanting to participate in the immature world that is now our media.

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