Cam had pretty sluggish middle part of the season, but he has really bounced back. First, he came into the season unhealthy after ankle surgery in the offseason. Then he broke some ribs in the preseason. Then he had the car accident later on in the year. So it’s been one of those years where his body has been physically tested. As a result, Cam hasn’t played to his full potential, but I think he’s feeling healthier right now, which is just the right time.
He is 3-0 since the car accident. That says a lot about his resilience. The fact that he has both running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart healthy also helps lighten his offensive load. With running back support now, you can see that their offense is playing a lot better.
It’s going to be a big game for Cam coming into the intimidating environment at CenturyLink Field. How can he handle the noise? How can he communicate in those conditions? If the defense makes some big plays against him, how is he going to handle the adversity? Those are going to be the big questions for Cam. When things go wrong, he doesn’t always handle it very well. So I want to see if he’s able to overcome that adversity.
That said, I think he’s matured. He’s handling things better as a leader. I notice the changes in the way he talks when he’s in front of a podium after football games—win or lose. You’re starting to see a guy who carries himself more like a quarterback. As a quarterback, you’ve got to always present that positive and confident front. You speak for your guys—for your team. You’ve got to be that positive voice and that positive identity for your whole football team. Everybody has to know that even after a rough week, there’s another week ahead.
For Carolina, that leadership has to start with Cam.
I think all his questions are on point and i hope to see Cam ball the fugg out. Its also nice to get a noteworthy person that has actually paid attention to Cam's maturity.