That could be it. I was --repeat, was---not high on him because I thought he folded in the fourth quarter. He did. My criticism of Cam was based on a few things--all based on his potential to be one of the greatest qbs ever to play the game.
He needed to be more of a leader and understand that role--while his teammates say that was overblown, Cam said that his father and brother talked to him about it and he watched tape and did not like what he saw. I was thankful to hear that because it made me realize he needed to grow.
Cam needed to understand that winning was the best way to get respect, not self-promotion. It is difficult to watch a QB pretend he is super man when the team is 2-8.
I am so pleased that these things are no longer issues. Cam has matured in a football and leader way, and that is great. I have seen enough to pay the man a franchise QB salary. The longer the contract the better. However, Cam needs to work on some things--his accuracy and touch on deep balls are 2 things that hurt us this season.
Do I apologize to anyone for any criticisms of Cam last year and even at the beginning of this season? NO. He fixed what I was complaining about, for the most part. I think people who were singing his praises before he changed should feel stupid. I guess I coached too long to celebrate potential with undying worship.
For Cam to be great, he does not need to lead the league statistically. Russell Wilson doesn't. Cam has a stout defense and is about to be given a stout Offense to navigate.
Everyone has a buy-in point, and I was not satisfied that Cam deserved the accolades until I saw him close out games and become a true leader. He earned the C this season and we won games decided in the 4th quarter. That is when I bought in. If others bought in sooner, good for you. I don't play fantasy football, so maybe that is the difference.
You guys that sit around and psycho analyze like you are doctor phil get to me. Either be a fan or go root for someone else. I cheered for the team even when Clausen and the crappy team played. Cam is a great athlete and people just need some patience. People who expect perfection after a few years in the league need to chill. He is just a young man, give him a break. I think the guy is great and am willing to be patient and let him develop.