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#13 caatfan


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:25 PM

Cam feels guilty about getting Smitty hurt.


Cam will go into a deep depression and never be able to throw to a WR again. 



NE is winning without Gronk. We can win without Smith. He had 4 receptions over 20 yds. That's 4th on the team. 

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:14 PM

No disrespect to Smiff, but next man up. We're gonna McNutt all over Ryan's stupid, punchable face on Sunday.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:22 PM

Why don't we run a dink and dunk offense like the Saints or Pats.  It'll take pressure off of our Oline and, as the Patriots have displayed, you don't need an all-pro WR to have success.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:26 PM


#17 The Huddler

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:27 PM

Didnt you learn in english class how to write a paper? You gotta think of something to capture the audiences attention. You know, engage us.

They better you do that the more likely people will enjoy reading and maybe you could move them in the direction you want. Read the first sentence, scrolled down and said no. Wana avoid tldr? Then dont be so dry!

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:36 PM

**TL;DR alert**

Ok, so Smitty is out for an undetermined amount of time. Based on his attempt to return to the game and seeing him so hobbled, I'd say at least 3 weeks, and if we're fortunate enough to make it to the NFC Championship game, then maybe he comes back then. Anything involving his return will certainly be a blessing.

First we'll talk about how his injury effected our O this game:
It was very obvious that him being out of the offense for the remaining 3 qtrs plus was no bueno for us. We were held to our lowest total yardage game of the season for us. Sure we have to attribute some of that to The Saints' D, but a lot if that stemmed from the fact that Cam was missing his go to Wide Out. Our offense was horrid... Plain and simple, up until that last drive.

Before we look forward, I'd like to speculate as to how Cam feels about Smitty's injury:
If you watched his post game interview, he looked very annoyed being there. This kind of caught me off guard a little bit after such a big win. At first, I was writing it off as being frustrated all day, and for the most part being bottled up and having a frustrating day. But then, I was like, hold up... I've seen this before from Andrew Luck... This year in fact. Very uncharacteristic post game interviews from them both.... Care to know what they have in common??? Well, they both know that due to their inaccuracy, they caused injury to their #1 WR. Luck did it earlier in the season by throwing behind an open Reggie Wayne. We all know that outcome, and if u recall his interview, you remember how somber and ticked off he was and now this should all be clicking for everyone still reading. If Cam hits Smitty in stride on that play it's likely 6... Watch the replay if u don't believe me. Alas, Cam over through him and when Smitty went to stop he hurt his PCL. Cam feels guilty about getting Smitty hurt. Not my place to judge whether he's right or wrong to do so, but I can empathize with how he feels. He needs to rebound quickly though, and I'm sure he knows this as well

Now let's move in to how this will effect us going into thePlayoffs:
First things first... We gotta go to ATL without Smitty... This will be tough... Or will it be? This is the million dollar question every fan wants to know right now... Cam will have Olsen as his line security blanket. Yeah LaFell and Gettis are still there, even Hixon (who I've made fun of in each weekly installment of "WR Swag" threads because he had done nothing. Anyways, this should hurt our offense one would think right???
Let's think about that though... There are QBs accross the League that have 9 different receivers catch a ball every week. I mean every week I see this stat... Never have I thought about Cam doing this... But doing this is what will get us to the promise land. He's gonna need to make his reads quickly and throw to the open Receiver, and not Smitty, cause he won't be there. What I would pay to be able to be in practice this week, in his QB meetings... I'd love to know how they're gonna coach him up. This is new ground for Cam... Smittys suspensions came prior to Cams arrival. He's not used to not having Smitty...

Will it hurt us or help us? It could hurt us, but it could help us... I'm curious as to what the huddle thinks. Regardless of being right or wrong, we will find out come Sunday in ATL. That offense is going to have to adjust to life without Smitty at a very important juncture... How will they respond?



(" Yeah LaFell and Gettis are still there") Lafell yes,Gettis no.  Better check the Panthers roster again.


(" even Hixon (who I've made fun of in each weekly installment of "WR Swag" threads because he had done nothing") Yeah right,all he did was catch the winning TD pass Sunday. Please get your facts straight..

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 08:39 PM

I meant Ginn... My bad

I meant Ginn... My bad

And you're being str8 ridiculous insinuating that I didn't see Hixon catch the winning TD yesterday sir

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:06 PM

are you arguing with yourself?

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:09 PM

are you arguing with yourself?

Lol... No, must have hot multiquote on my phone on the wrong post

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:10 PM


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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:23 PM

I believe it had some affect but it was mostly due to poor execution by the offense. The absence of the run game was a big factor, It usually gets the chains moving by give us a manageable down...& gets the offense in rhythm.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:23 PM

The next evolution for Cam


1. Spreading the ball around

2. Improving on his ability to lead wr

3. making more plays


This is what makes elite qbs

I seriously want to know what games are some of you folks watching because it clear can't be the Panthers' game. Isn't Cam doing all of that already? He should be an elite QB by now.


Also, you forget to put on yor list that Cam should have to learn how to play offense an defense at the same time.