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NFCS is a finesse division ~ Steve Smith

20 October 2014 - 08:55 AM

"The NFC South is a finesse division," he said. "The AFC North is a physical, downhill, blue-collar football (division),"


Of course finesse means soft. Between him saying this and Brandon Lafell saying we don't practice hard enough and Rivera constantly allowing the team to take practice easy and Zod saying TC was so lax, can we attribute our poor showings to this?

Cam was off today

19 October 2014 - 08:03 PM

Maybe all the praise got into his head? Yes oline was terrible etc but his throws were off. I hope it's not him changning his footwork now that he is confident in his ankle.

Top franchise cornerstones

15 October 2014 - 04:55 PM

1. Andrew Luck


Already a prodigy in the pocket and a fourth-quarter comeback artist entering his third season, Luck is now leading the NFL in attempts, completions, passing yards and touchdowns. He's second in first-down percentage and third in throws over 20 yards. The Colts offense is No. 1 in both yards and points per game.

He combines youth, ideal body type, athleticism, arm strength, football IQ, leadership and commitment. Former NFL general manager Charley Casserly has anointed Luck the best young quarterback he has ever seen since entering the league in 1977. Current Colts general manager Ryan Grigson has compared his quarterback to Michael Jordan with the game on the line.


2. Aaron Rodgers


Rodgers has been the NFL's best quarterback since the start of the 2010 postseason. He's also six years older than Luck, closed out the 2006 season on injured reserve with a broken foot, missed seven games last season with a fractured collarbone and has sustained multiple concussions. As phenomenal as Rodgers is right now, Luck is the safer long-term investment.


3. Cam Newton


Even with improvements in pre-snap reads and post-snap progressions, Newton wouldn't have been this high a year ago. His accuracy was simply too scattershot, due in part to inconsistent footwork. As Gregg Rosenthal has pointed out repeatedly on the Around The NFL Podcast, Newton has been on point this season while taking control of the Panthers offense. Much like an early-career Ben Roethlisberger, that improvement as a passer will serve Newton well when age and hits catch up to his legs.


4. Russell Wilson


Wilson isn't tasked with carrying his team to the degree of Luck, Rodgers and Newton, but he's far more dynamic than his "game manager" critics charge. He has a first-in-the-building mentality, is undefeated in head-to-head matchups versus the cream of the NFL's quarterback crop and is the face of a franchise with dynasty potential.




What is the Cam Newton standard?

14 October 2014 - 11:39 AM

So I was watching Dave Dameshek and Bucky Brooks on a segment where they were talking about teams that can make the playoffs in the NFC after week 6. Bucky Brooks says CAR isn't one of them, right there, Dameshek stops him and goes on to praise Cam. He says with no firepower, Cam has kept CAR alive.


This was Bucky Brooks' reply: "Its an unbelievable standard that Cam Newton is held to that some other QBs aren't held to the same standard. I think we still expect him to be superman but we have not given him enough to do heroic things."


You can see the video by clicking this link


So fellow huddlers, what is the Cam Newton standard, who set this standard? Is it fair or unfair?

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