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#2358516 Greg Cosell critiques Cams throwing style

Posted by fieryprophet on 06 September 2013 - 04:05 PM

It was a fair and valid assessment of Cam, and not really that negative. It was more about the "unknown" factor of if Cam can ditch the bad habits in his footwork and continue to progress as a passer. The upside to being a "wristy" or arm thrower is that the QB can make incredibly difficult throws look effortless, but consistency is harder because the talent exists to make throws from a bunch of angles and platforms but in crunch time you have to have a consistent motion to fall back on.

#2357668 TE Brandon Williams = Julius Thomas

Posted by fieryprophet on 06 September 2013 - 01:51 AM

Agreed, I just think their talents are similar, and would hate for another underutilized-Tolbert-esque situation to occur.


However, I am no way saying Williams will surpass Olsen or become the next Gates, I just miss the 2 TE receiving combo.


You might miss the 2 TE combo, but B-Will isn't going to see the field in such packages unless his blocking gets much better, because you lose the functionality of that package (by showing run and then play action pass) when you put a player on the field that can't run block. I'm optimistic he'll learn, but it will take time.

#2357609 Peyton Manning and his accuracy issues, should Broncos be concerned?

Posted by fieryprophet on 06 September 2013 - 12:18 AM

I don't get the "greatest QB performance" ever angle to this game, and I watched it intently. The stat line is fantastic, but it's not even close to the greatest QB performance I've seen, not when I think back to Kurt Warner's wild card game against Rodgers, or Rodgers playoff game against Atlanta. Like teeray said, there were a number of poor throws, and the difficulty level of the vast majority of them were marginal at best. I mean, guys were getting wide open all night once the Ravens defense tired out, so the GOAT angle is definitely overblown to me.


Hell, I just plugged the numbers into my QBA system and it spit out a 73.14 out of 100, which wouldn't have been in the top 20 scores of 2012.

#2357599 Peyton Manning and his accuracy issues, should Broncos be concerned?

Posted by fieryprophet on 06 September 2013 - 12:08 AM

Umm, the stat line is terrific, but this was more of a case of the ball bouncing Peyton's way repeatedly and making a great game seem supernatural. I mean, the last TD was a screen where the defense was completely lost, the game completely turned around on Welker's unchallenged drop, and Welker was left wide open once, Julius Thomas was left wide open twice, etc.


Fantastic game, but Peyton's best throw was the long bomb to Thomas, and he didn't really attempt anything too difficult beyond that. Once they jumped on the Ravens they just kept hitting them over and over with great play calls

#2356962 A friendly Wager for Seahawks.net

Posted by fieryprophet on 05 September 2013 - 04:49 PM

But there's no huddler we cherish more than AKPantherFan!

#2355925 Football Outsider has Panthers rated 6th best team in NFL

Posted by fieryprophet on 04 September 2013 - 10:52 PM

Mike Tanier, a former (current?) FO writer/contributor, released his NFC South predictions today. He has the Saints winning the division at 10-6 with the Panthers taking a WC spot...at 10-6:






Everyone needs to watch the video in that article, Tanier starts out seeming like he's taking a dig at Cam, but then explains that there's been way too much pressure put on him and he sees the signs that Cam is growing into the leader everyone thinks he can't be. Good vid.




Football Outsiders Stat: Newton's yards-per-attempt, interception percentage and quarterback rating actually got better last year after his historic 2011 season. He also ran for more yards and more yards per carry. Yes, some other important indicators went down, but the "disastrous" sophomore slump only existed in fantasy football -- Newton's touchdown totals tailed off -- and in the minds of people who think that quarterbacks are responsible for everything that happens to a team.

#2355439 Cam is currently the featured player at Reddit NFL

Posted by fieryprophet on 04 September 2013 - 04:54 PM

He rounds out their "X Days Until Football" series due to his fortunate jersey choice of #1



#2355328 The problem was Chudzinski

Posted by fieryprophet on 04 September 2013 - 04:09 PM

how is making dumb play calls an audition for a promotion?

Because Browns.

#2352721 Ron Rivera Press Conference

Posted by fieryprophet on 03 September 2013 - 01:36 AM

Yup... the Huddle is in mid-season form.


Even if the team ain't ready for Week 1, we sure as hell are.

#2352718 Person says Nakamura won't be staying

Posted by fieryprophet on 03 September 2013 - 01:30 AM

On one side, I think a lot of Huddlers were looking at the fact that he was backing up Ed Reed as a positive in Haruki's behalf, because it was obvious that he wasn't sitting the bench behind someone mediocre. But we didn't know he'd be that bad either, since the Ravens usually do a good job of keeping their defensive bench pretty well stocked. But that's why it helps to have film on a guy. Plus, for all his faults, he did fine at his special teams job.

#2352651 Cam's Throwing Stance

Posted by fieryprophet on 02 September 2013 - 11:31 PM

The story about Cam never really learning the proper way to throw as a kid reminds me of another all time great and his early training.

Even though he played Baseball and we are talking football, Hank Aaron grew up playing stick ball and he gripped the "bat" cross handed. This became so natural for him even after making it to the pros he never switched it.

Anyway there's my random story for the day. Gnite


Aaron actually changed his swing to the normal way in the minors.


#2352560 Cam's Throwing Stance

Posted by fieryprophet on 02 September 2013 - 09:49 PM

People would talk about Cam's throwing motion during the draft and I could never understand how they could ding it, because it was a gorgeous high, quick release. Sure, it was a little wrists, but that gave him a huge number of platforms and ways to throw it. It's not how he throws, but his footwork, that was ever an issue. He just has to keep working on setting his feet, but the throw itself is fantastic.

#2352255 Ron Rivera Press Conference

Posted by fieryprophet on 02 September 2013 - 06:34 PM

just when i start to feel a little confident that he's turned a corner he opens his mouth and proves he's the same guy.


i can;t wait until he actually shows that losing isn't an exceptable outcome ever or he's fired.


no urgency week one. this is the tone he's setting. yay.


gettleman...get this clown out of town if we have a losing record going into the bye or at any point afterward and find someone who won't tolerate it.


Watch the video. He says nothing of that nature.

#2352254 Ron Rivera Press Conference

Posted by fieryprophet on 02 September 2013 - 06:33 PM

Oh. My. God.


I just watched the video. And now I'm just dumbfounded at this thread.


Ron Rivera's exact words: "The most important game you play is the next one."


Wow, sounds like a total loser mentality right there.

#2351954 Ron Rivera Press Conference

Posted by fieryprophet on 02 September 2013 - 04:38 PM

RIVERA IS A HORRIBLE GAME MANAGER. You know how I know? That game vs Philly. I can't exactly member the situation. But it went something like the Eagles have the ball late in the 2nd quarter. They run 3 times. Rivera calls NO timeouts. We get the ball back. Chip Kelly calls all his timeouts and they get the ball back with 10 seconds left on the 30. When you are getting out coached but Chip Kelly. Its time for you to go. And I could care less about him doing a good job with the D. In my opinion that's what the DC is for. And if McD can't do that. His ass should be gone aswell.

Did you just use a preseason game as your main argument?

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