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#1824710 Whats the deal with Cam charging for Autographs today?

Posted by fieryprophet on 12 July 2012 - 09:37 PM

Anyone who thinks less of Cam for this needs to have a look in the mirror and ask themselves why they accept a paycheck from their respective jobs.

You think anyone on the planet would pay for Cam's signature if he was Cameron Newton, bank teller? Hell no.

#1823992 Whats the deal with Cam charging for Autographs today?

Posted by fieryprophet on 12 July 2012 - 10:21 AM

How is this even remotely related to Charlotte being or not being a major city?

Many of the residents I know of Charlotte simultaneously want to talk up Charlotte as being on the level of cities like Atlanta and New York and then lament it "losing its small-town charm." Pick a damn side and stick with it. Fowler's attitude of being OK with Cam charging for autographs anywhere but Charlotte is an example of this retarded attitude. He's a big boy in a major city, charge the hell out of 'em.

#1823667 Cam isn't the only Panther doing great things in the community

Posted by fieryprophet on 11 July 2012 - 09:54 PM

The 2012 Carolina Panthers will also be known as the Afro Circus it seems.

Great to hear about Panthers doing good deeds everywhere. Looking forward to watching Pilares take a few more to the house this year.

#1819823 KC Joyner: Cam 3rd Best Player Under 25

Posted by fieryprophet on 06 July 2012 - 06:18 PM

It's an Insider piece, but here's Cam's snippet (LeSean McCoy and Matt Stafford were 1 and 2)

3. Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers, 23

Pros: Newton earned a Pro Bowl nomination in 2011 by becoming the first player in league history to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for 500 yards in a single season. His 14 rushing touchdowns were the second most in the NFL behind McCoy. Despite these achievements, Newton is fired up to move his game to the next level and prove his remaining doubters wrong.

Cons: How much of Newton's success last season can be attributed to the effects of the lockout? His passing numbers were great early in the year when defenses were hamstrung play calling-wise -- he posted at least 374 passing yards in three of his first four games -- but fell off dramatically as the season progressed, tallying 208 or fewer passing yards in five of his final six games. Newton also had major issues in the bad decision rate department, as his 4.2 percent mark in that category was the fifth highest in the league. (BDR measures a quarterback's propensity for making mental errors that lead to turnover chances for the opponent.)

#1819670 ESPN Polls 20 Coaches/GMs On Young Players

Posted by fieryprophet on 06 July 2012 - 01:45 PM

And of course Cam gets the most votes:


There were doubts, this time last year, about Cam Newton as the No. 1 pick, about Newton as an NFL-ready starting quarterback, but they were all external. In the offices of the Carolina Panthers, which had taken Newton with the first pick in the draft, any and all doubts were outlawed. Newton was their guy, and they were all-in on him. After a rookie season in which he threw for 4,051 yards, ran for 706 and totaled 35 touchdowns, they have no regrets.

"He brings so much to you -- his accurate passing, his mobility, his leadership, his desire to win, his approach to the game, his enthusiasm for the game and his desire to be the best," Carolina general manager Marty Hurney said in March at the NFL owners meetings. "That all combines into an excellent young quarterback with a future that has tremendous upside."

Upside is one thing, but Newton is pretty good right now. If you don't think that's important in today's NFL, look around. We asked 20 coaches and general managers at the owners meetings which player 25 years old or younger they'd like to have on their team, and we got 13 different answers.

Newton got the most votes in this incredibly informal and unscientific poll, with four. Denver linebacker Von Miller, who went second in last year's draft, got three. 2011 rookies Patrick Peterson of Arizona and Torrey Smith of Baltimore were each named twice.

#1819380 My 11 year old son bought me this

Posted by fieryprophet on 06 July 2012 - 02:22 AM

That's awesome.

If you truly love your son, however, the Huddle might not be the best place for him. . .even when he's older :P

#1818533 NFC South Training Camp Battles

Posted by fieryprophet on 04 July 2012 - 08:32 PM

That's retarded.

Beason will be middle, Luke will play weakside, Anderson will play strong, and Thomas will play relief/hybrid rover role. End of story.

#1817147 charles barkley says cam got paid at auburn

Posted by fieryprophet on 02 July 2012 - 05:16 PM

1) Barkley is joking.

2) I hope Cam did get paid.

3) I hope every "student-athlete" in the country takes every dime they can. The system is so corrupt that Satan himself is disgusted by it.

#1816993 Cam most overrated NFL player going into 2012?

Posted by fieryprophet on 02 July 2012 - 02:28 PM

The first comment at the bottom is great.  We need to recruit Elijah on the Huddle.

I'm Elijah. That was me.

#1816843 Cam most overrated NFL player going into 2012?

Posted by fieryprophet on 02 July 2012 - 12:19 PM

As always, it depends on the "rating" you're judging him by.

He is an elite quarterback with zero flaws? Hell no.

Is he better than average, with the potential to quickly become an elite quarterback? Hell yes.

If you want to call him overrated because somehow great rookie players aren't allowed to improve in the second seasons, well. . .you're probably in dire need of a drink to wash down all that haterade.

#1816837 Coaches Q&A on NFL.com

Posted by fieryprophet on 02 July 2012 - 12:14 PM

Grits, you're such an obvious koolaid drinking homer for RG3. You put on this facade of impartiality regarding Cam, with all those faint damns of praise, and yet can't get a audible syllable out about RG3 because he's balls deep down your throat. Just swallow already and let everyone know that you're unwilling to let the kid take a snap in the NFL before proclaiming him God's gift to the NFL.

We might all slurp on Cam around here, but he has the greatest statistical rookie season for a QB ever to back it up, not to mention two national championships before that. You've got a kid who posted average numbers for two years prior to his junior year and whose only notable feature when running is speed. I'm an RG3 fan, and think he'll do great, but I'll actually wait to see happens before I make any guarantees.
And anyone whose primary argument for a player making it in the NFL is that his coach "dDevelops" quarterbacks is a fugging idiot who should be banned from football fandom for excessive stupidity.

#1815064 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist Will Be The Best Player In This Draft. Period.

Posted by fieryprophet on 28 June 2012 - 10:33 PM

First off, this is a very poor overall class. There are maybe three or four franchise star potential players, max. I don't know what has gotten into the water in college basketball over the last few years but there's just not as many truly great players coming out like there used to be.

Out of those, Davis is the one with all the attention but his best attribute is. . .shot-blocking. Granted, a feared post defender is nice to have in the NBA, but with the plethora of wing shooters in the league combined with the dearth of quality big men that skill will only help so much. Look at Dwight Howard, and how even though he is the game's best post player he couldn't bring a championship to Orlando and the moment he became disgruntled the team collapsed.

If Davis had only grown to 6'6" during his infamous spurt he would be an afterthought in this draft, because his skills as a guard were barely noteworthy, and the novelty of his play as a center or power forward is that he brought along some of those guard attributes. But he's still basically a mediocre guard in a center's body, and there's no telling how his game will change as he puts on the weight he'll need to play at the NBA level.

That Kentucky team didn't belong to Davis, either. He got the highlights, but the leader was Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Of all the players on that team nobody made the game-to-game strides and improvement that MKG did, and it's no surprise that Calipari (whose been noted to field talented teams that eventually fold) finally got his first championship with MKG leading the fold and refusing to let the hype get into his teammates heads.

The biggest knock on Kidd-Gilchrist is his shooting. Let's be frank; much like the "mechanics" issues Cam Newton was dogged about before the 2011 draft, MKG's shooting is nowhere near as bad as advertised. It has also shown steady improvement since his high school days, and with his extreme work ethic I have little doubt he can turn into a quality NBA shooter. The player he most reminds me of is a skinnier version of LeBron, whose own jump shot took time to develop and is STILL streaky at times. Outside of the shooting, however, you get a player that can impact almost every aspect of the game at a high level, and can also lock down three or four different positions on the floor on defense. While the Bobcats are in desperate need of scoring, there really wasn't a player in this draft that was a surefire bucketstuffer at the NBA level without also being a major liability at other ends of the floor. Beal had the rep but not the resume, and most of the other high scorers had less than quality competition.

Also, Kidd-Gilchrist is one of the very few players in this draft that has actual athletic potential to exceed his frame. While he would be slightly under-sized at the four he is a monster at the three, and has excellent rebounding ability at that position. Outside of James and a few other SFs in the league the Bobcats would likely have the most athletic player at that position on the floor most nights for the first time in a very long time. This isn't like last year's selections of Kemba, who, although a personal favorite of mine, is undersized and usually outmatched at his position, MKG will be able to impose his physical presence on his opponent.

Finally, let's be completely honest: the Bobcats could have drafted young Michael Jordan tonight and they probably wouldn't improve much next season. The gulf in talent is just too wide in the new "everybody form superteams" NBA trend. Even the Thunder still sucked even with Durant until they were a few drafts into their rebuilding. The Bobcats are in phase two of five seasons, and the only way to pull a team out of that abyss is to always take the best, highest-potential players you can get when you draft. MKG is a continuation of that trend, and I fully believe that, due to his fiery work ethic and extreme competitive desire he will end up being the best player in this draft.

#1814381 Panthers Stat Leaders for 2012 (B/R)

Posted by fieryprophet on 28 June 2012 - 02:21 PM

These are. . .unlikely.

#1813743 Brett Favre On Meeting Cam: "I Would Have Drafted Him Right There"

Posted by fieryprophet on 27 June 2012 - 10:38 PM

#1813448 Rotoworld Revisits Cam's Late-Season "Slump"

Posted by fieryprophet on 27 June 2012 - 05:22 PM


I think Newton's passing stats tailed off down the stretch because Steve Smith, Legedu Naanee, and Brandon LaFell simply weren't creating enough separation down the football field. Opponents were deathly afraid of Smith, using bracket coverage to keep him contained. Naanee was the weakest skill-position player on the field in both games I reviewed. A stiff, straight-line guy with little post-catch wiggle and zero vertical tools, Naanee was the only difficult-to-watch Panther.

What is clear: Newton is a dominant, game-breaking talent. Even when his wide receivers failed to create bomb opportunities, Newton's playmaking ability shined through. He accounted for six all-purpose touchdowns and 548 total yards in the two games, and Carolina scored 71 points. Newton is Roethlisberger-like with his ability to break free from two-arm tackles and fire off rocket balls after quickly setting his feet. There isn't a more exciting young player in football right now.

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