Carolina coach Ron Rivera, who is coaching against Newton in Sunday's Pro Bowl, said earlier this year that the 2012 Pro Bowl week wasn't a good experience for Newton. From what he's seen so far, this one has been much better.
"Very much so,'' Rivera said by phone. "From what I understand he is very more sure of himself. He went [the first time] as a rookie sensation. I think there were some people that didn't appreciate that. He got a lot of attention, and he gets a lot of attention around here.
Does anybody else still get annoyed about that pro-bowl? ^^ I really think Rivera hit it on the head. Then you got Prisco and his cowardly "unnamed" sources
He's another one of those kids that was born in Alabama and wanted an offer from the big state schools SO BAD but didn't get it and then showed out elsewhere proving to them that they made a mistake (like Demarcus Ware who went to Troy).
Kid is smart, bit, a hard worker, and a great route runner. His only drawback with regard to the pro game is lack of breakaway speed.
If we take him at #28 I'll be effin' THRILLED.
I think speed is an issue if you have average to weak route running or can't get off the line. Apparently route running is his best attribute and I haven't heard much about him having an issue getting off the line. Even Boldin and Fitzgerald ran a 4.7 DAMN lol. Crabtree ran the same Jordan did, 4.55. I'm more interested in his vertical and him catching the ball at the combine
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Basically Charlotte Observer had an article that Jordan is a student of the game and been scouting his defensive opponents for the senior bowl and apparently his preparation works cause he's improving day to day at practice. Also according to NFL.com he stayed after practice with the QB to focus on redzone throws
The one gripe I had with Cam for a large portion of this season was the reluctance to take off and run after progressing through his initial reads. We are seeing in this game how a scrambling quarterback can take over a game. Screw holding the rock and waiting for someone to get a yard of separation. That's like watching paint dry with our receiving core. We took some unnecessary sacks last week because of his reluctance to just take off and get us into field goal range or move the chains. He did have some key scrambles, but I felt like we missed a couple of big opportunities in that game.
It's true. His sack in the 3rd, the first one he had WIDE OPEN running lanes. He didnt have to dodge anyone, just run forward. And he had plenty of time but just held onto the ball, which is why I dont see this big fuss about our oline. He would have got a first down if he ran. His 1st season he'll take off, but over time he's settled into being a pocket passer and teams are playing him that way. The issue is if you're going to stand in the pocket, where's your weapons to throw to?