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San Francisco Newpaper: Cam Is Better Than Kaepernick

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http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20131107/sports/131109663#page=0

 

They’re both elite running quarterbacks with different running styles. Obvious. Their passing styles are even more different.

Kaepernick likes to throw the ball deep downfield to his first or second read and, if neither one is open, Kaepernick takes off and runs. He has not become the type of quarterback who stands in the pocket and goes through the full progression, looking at three or four receivers. That’s because he doesn’t thrive when there’s pressure in the pocket – he’s completing just 49 percent of his passes under pressure this season, third-worst in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus.

But Newton has become a progression-reading quarterback. Watch him against the Niners on Sunday. He’ll stand in the pocket and be calm, almost bored, and scan the whole field like he’s Tom Brady. He doesn’t seem to be worried about the pass rush – he’s completing a league-leading 75 percent of his passes when he’s under pressure this season.

“How do you defend Cam Newton?” Trent Dilfer asked rhetorically on a Bay Area radio station recently. “Teams have tried to put pressure on him and make him make quick decisions. He’s really adjusted well this year and has gashed teams with the quick throws. He’s a dilemma.”

In this way, Cam is a more advanced passer than Kap. And Cam is almost two years younger than Kap – Cam is 24 and Kap is 26.

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This sums up the article to me:

 

"Cam also plays for a less talented team than Kap. The Panthers are more dependent on Cam than the 49ers are on Kap. Cam could run the 49ers’ offense no problem – hand the ball off or fake the hand off and read one or two receivers before scrambling. Kap probably couldn’t carry the Panthers’ no-name offense at this stage in his career the way Newton is carrying it right now."

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I know I'm beaten to this but the second page has such a bad research error the article is almost worthless. 

 

 

e: Also LOL at every article involving Jim Harbaugh and Cam randomly having that quote about Jim talking up how awesome a football player his 14 month old son is going to be

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People have been critical of Cam for not going through progressions, but from what I have seen from Kaep this year, he really doesn't seem to through his progressions.

Cam will but sometimes he takes to long to do it. But he has gotten better.

A big key on defense will be putting them in passing situations. That means keeping Gore in check, and staying disciplined against the read option.

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Harbaugh then revealed how his father-in-law, Merrill Feuerborn, stumped for Newton, "adamant" that he was the "future of the NFL."

www.mercurynews.com/49ers/ci_24470015/49ers-quarterback-colin-kaepernick-formed-bond-cam-newton.

 

Even Harbaugh and his in-law know this.

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Damn, those tree-loving, pot-inhaling hippies don't pull any punches with the naming of their newspapers.  Haha.

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People have been critical of Cam for not going through progressions, but from what I have seen from Kaep this year, he really doesn't seem to through his progressions.

Cam will but sometimes he takes to long to do it. But he has gotten better.

A big key on defense will be putting them in passing situations. That means keeping Gore in check, and staying disciplined against the read option.

 

Kaepernick only reads half the field. Their offense is built around isolating his reads because he still can't get past his first or second. It'll take time but at some point they're going to have to actually run plays that utilize complex routes because they can't hide him behind that running game forever.

 

Cam still sits on his reads from time to time but he's gotten dramatically better as getting through them, and has a number of highlights based on his third read (Steve Smith's TD vs. Seattle, LaFell's TD @ Minnesota, etc.)

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