Fair point, but perhaps a cleaner pocket would help.
It's true. That's not entirely on Cam, but there are things that can be done to neutralize pass rush. We had a lot of success with our short passing game yesterday the few times we did throw short.
I'm done with my emotional reactions that always follows an ass whooping so.... here's an objective view.
What Cam is not responsible for:
Cam is not responsible for the putrid Oline when it comes to them winning their one on one battles.
Cam is not responsible for the ineptitude and predictability of Shula's play calling. Every one knew we were going to try and force the ball to Benjamin in the redzone.
Cam is not responsible for a few of the drops made by the receivers though he did have a hand in a few of them.
What Cam is responsible for:
Cam is responsible for not hitting his check down receivers. This does help a neutralize a pass rush. If the D keys in on Cam always going down field it makes it twice as hard for an already suspect Oline to protect Cam. The Saints gave us the underneath routes and the flats and Cam ignored it. If Cam hits his check downs on a regular basis it forces the D to be more honest and also spreads them out. The more the D has to account for the better off we'll be.
Cam does need to develop more touch on his passes.
Cam is responsible for forcing the ball into double and sometimes triple coverage.
Cam does have the ability to change the play based upon the look of the defense. New Orleans utilized their timeouts when Brees didn't like how the defense was lined up. We hardly ever use timeouts in that fashion.
Cam does have a say pre-snap to help guide protections.
Cam does have the ability to get the ball out quickly.
It all works hand in hand. The Oline needs to help Cam out and Cam needs to help them out. Right now that's all being ignored and it's hard to pin down the reason for this.