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Interesting tidbits from article covering Cam Newton's struggles in 2012; and a blueprint for RG3.

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It killed me to see the media rip Cam apart for simply hating to lose. All those press conferences where he was mopey and had his head down, just showed me he truly cares about football.

I'm only 25, and would do the same thing when I was playing ball. I too put my towel over my head, isolated myself from others, not cause I was trying to be a d!ck but because I hating losing just as much. I can see how some of the older people would see it as being immature though, because my dad told me he dreading coming to see some of my games because of the "show" that came along with it if we lost. I look back now and realize I could have handled myself alot better. Cam is 24 years old, people forget that because he has already been in the league for 3 years. Think back to when you were 22 and 23 and how mature were you?

Cam's only getting better too. It'd be so easy to become content in Cam's position as he could get by on talent alone. But Cam strides to be great and as he matures he realizes how much more work he has to put in. I hope Gman locks this kid up to a lifetime contract, I have no doubts that Cam will win a Super Bowl during his career.

TL;DR version: Cam's great!

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that was a pretty good article

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I saw this article on my phone and really stopped reading after that b.s "slump" talk. Don't try to use our QB as motivation for ya lil QB

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THATS MY QB, I'd rather have qb who is inconsolable and hates losing that much rather than a qb that doesn't seem to care.

 

The media hacks specialize in tearing a man down over anything, Cam's fault for anything bad. They can suck one

 

Cam did not have a slump last year, I hate that bullshit narrative

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Yes they lost all credibility with the slump non sense.  There simply was no sophmore slump.  It was a typical up and down season for a 2nd year qb.  However he did not regress, therefore there was no slump.

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The media will never back off the 'slump' angle because they would have to acknowledge (once again) that they were wrong about Cam.

 

That, and a redemption story scores more views and hits.

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What  would the media have to talk about (regarding an alleged "slump") if that stupid ass--now head coach in Cleveland--didn't go Ape poo with the Read Option (and Rivera's poor decision making), messing up Cam's first half of his second season?? :phew:  :phew:  

 

I didn't read the article. But it's false hope for Griffin fans: Cause Cam (and his team) was never as bad in second year, that RG3's been. Plus, Cam actually excelled in pro-sets, whereas RG3 needs numerous fakes, motions, trickery (i.e., high school type offense), and a run game to lean on for him to be successful. He's just not comfortable with time in the pocket. He gets happy feet. Also, Cam  and the Carolina Panthers never came close to the plethora of internecine warfare, shady maneuvers/skulduggery, and craziness/loony bin atmosphere and media leaks that have permeated the Washington Redskins. It's really a case of apples and oranges, except for the Boy dual Wonder/Media King to Media Class Clown/Boy Blunder media portrayal.

 

If RG3 wanted to learn anything from Cam Newton, maybe he should have taken it as a compliment when he was compared to him last season, so when they met up in Washington; Oops (Ok, I'll stop)!!Lol......Seriously, he can just handle himself like the total professional Newton has been since he arrived in Carolina, from day one. Let's not let the media steal that to, by saying Cam 'Turned It Around after learning from his mistakes after his second year'.

 

No-Sir-eee! Cam, was always a hard worker, wanted to learn, and be the best. He just had to learn to handle losing better, and how to bounce back--more quickly and effectively, after playing poorly or making mistakes during games, which he now seemingly has. 

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As much as I love to poke fun at all the Foreskin fans that mocked Cam and proclaimed RG3 a vastly superior pocket passer and athlete (comparable to Adrian Peterson, apparently) by pouring it on their savior, there are points to be made regarding whether RG3 can flourish in a system that doesn't feature him as the weapon (scrambling-wise). Subtracting his garbage stats, Griffin has had himself one hell of a dumpster fire. Several people in here can defend him by pointing out that their defense and special teams have been horrific (although very true) but it's the identical scheme in place with the same staff and personnel from last year. In addition, his O-Line this season is actually ranked in the Top 15 in pass protection and Top 10 in run blocking. In reality, Robert's ability to dissect defenses, go through his progressions, maintain composure and pocket presence, etc consistently has hurt Washington's offense. He's been the true liability. Not Alfred Morris, Santanio Moss, Pierre Garcon, Treat Williams, and Fred Davis. Being an arrogant POS didn't do him any favors either. I don't care what his team mates say in a controlled environment in front of the cameras. Rumors keep swirling that RG3's leadership has taken a huge hit because of what's transpired behind the scenes. Granted, rumors are rumors but small things snowball, and eventually those small details that no one really paid attention to aren't so subtle anymore. For example, that image of a referee and an opposing defender helping up RG3 with Morris and his O-Line standing no more than 10 feet away speaks loudly.

 

Point blank, Griffin has a ton of work to do in the off-season. What RG3 is going through is a sophomore slump. Cam's early struggles during his sophomore season were nowhere near that feeble.

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I just love how egotistical RG3 was when being compared to Cam. Now look at him. He would be considered lucky to achieve half of what Cam has.

Carma is a bitch RG. Hope your fall from the heavens did you some good and humbled your ass. You aint black jesus

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Didn't read.

1. Newton didn't struggle. He actually improved from his rookie year.

2. There is no comparison with RG3. RG3 just sucks.

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As much as I love to poke fun at all the Foreskin fans that mocked Cam and proclaimed RG3 a vastly superior pocket passer and athlete (comparable to Adrian Peterson, apparently) by pouring it on their savior, there are points to be made regarding whether RG3 can flourish in a system that doesn't feature him as the weapon (scrambling-wise). Subtracting his garbage stats, Griffin has had himself one hell of a dumpster fire. Several people in here can defend him by pointing out that their defense and special teams have been horrific (although very true) but it's the identical scheme in place with the same staff and personnel from last year. In addition, his O-Line this season is actually ranked in the Top 15 in pass protection and Top 10 in run blocking. In reality, Robert's ability to dissect defenses, go through his progressions, maintain composure and pocket presence, etc consistently has hurt Washington's offense. He's been the true liability. Not Alfred Morris, Santanio Moss, Pierre Garcon, Treat Williams, and Fred Davis. Being an arrogant POS didn't do him any favors either. I don't care what his team mates say in a controlled environment in front of the cameras. Rumors keep swirling that RG3's leadership has taken a huge hit because of what's transpired behind the scenes. Granted, rumors are rumors but small things snowball, and eventually those small details that no one really paid attention to aren't so subtle anymore. For example, that image of a referee and an opposing defender helping up RG3 with Morris and his O-Line standing no more than 10 feet away speaks loudly.

 

Point blank, Griffin has a ton of work to do in the off-season. What RG3 is going through is a sophomore slump. Cam's early struggles during his sophomore season were nowhere near that feeble.

Yes, there were a good deal of us (last year), calling out RG3's high school offense, lack of pocket skills, selfishness and attitude, and so many didn't wanted to hear it. 

 

In fairness, today: There were some good comments on that article, regarding Cam and Griffin's second seasons (I read them, not the article). Some of them were apparently from Redskins fans as well. At least they know the truth, and how far Griffin has to climb to be a pocket passer in the NFL. 

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