Cam=25 years old before the start of the season= not eligible for the list. He's almost the choice by default, Kaep is 26, Wilson 25, Dalton 26. Unless you want to argue RG3 is a better QB than Luck right now.
Our pass blocking was pretty good most of the year. If you guys ragging on the O-line can't recognize Cam can become indecisive and hold the ball far too long at times, or sometimes doesn't recognize a blitz where he is responsible for a man, or has the bad habit of stepping backwards into pressure instead of forward into the pocket, I don't have the time or crayons to explain it to you.
I can't give love to any offense that scores a whopping 14 points on a terrible Atlanta defense. We scored half as many points as Atlanta has averaged giving up this year if you don't count the defensive touchdown.
Cam's first half probably had a lot to do with that conservative play calling. Take away a 60 yard screen pass and he has less than 100 yards on 26 attempts. He threw high all day on passes over 10 yards so they stopped calling them. If your QB is off and it's a close game, having him work it out through the game is not a good idea.
I don't really follow the bobcats, but I was perusing grantland and came across this little nugget and got a chuckle out of it.
7. The overwhelmed Cody Zeller
Zeller's a rookie learning the speed of a new level, so some growing pains are understandable. But he's shooting 34 percent with an ugly turnover rate, and looking completely overwhelmed every time he catches the ball at the elbow — his sweet spot, should he desire a long NBA career. "OK, I have the ball. Omigod, omigod, omigod, I have the ball! Should I shoot? I dunno, that guy is pretty close to me. Can I dribble? Am I allowed to dribble? Maybe I should pass to that guy in the corner, the Swedish one or something, and, oh, shoot, they figured out I was looking over there. OK, gotta do something! Here goes!" (At this moment, Zeller typically takes one or two hard lefty dribbles toward the rim and then falls over.
Isn't it more likely a videogame habit is a symptom rather than a cause? Who would think someone with anti social and violent tendencies would gravitate towards something that let them indulge those desires? No, let's make far flung accusations about an entertainment product played by hundreds of millions of people because a literal handful turned out to be psychotic.
I think our weapons are adequate for a franchise qb. The oline is clearly not. Of course I'd like an upgrade at the #2 wr spot, but we have an excellent pass catching te, a do it all #1(clearly need an heir), and good competition for the #3 with several options that look like they have potential. In the backfield we have a plethora of running and pass catching options (when healthy). More could have been done and the line is clearly not going to cut it the way it's played so far, but Cam has enough weapons to be effective as long as the oline can hold up.
8. Steve Smith, Carolina: At 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds, Smith is the smallest receiver on this list. At 34 years old, he's also the oldest. But that's how much respect I have for his game. He's still difficult to single cover, and if you look at it from a pound-for-pound perspective, he's probably the strongest player in the league. No receiver on this list competes harder than Smith. The only real problem he's had is exposure. He's played on so many bad teams in Carolina lately that people sometimes forget how good he still is.Number eight on his top ten receiver list.
Strange, the most intolerant people I know are over 50. Anyone with a D beside their name is immediately ignored and called a liar. They only get their news from fox and the blaze. Obama can do nothing right and if he does he has ulterior motives. It's gotten to the point where I actually just leave the room when they start talking politics because if I bring up any counterpoints I'm barraged with chain mail like anecdotes and rumors. It's not worth the effort to debate them because they have their minds already made up. These are the same people that absolutely believed Obama was born in Kenya and is Muslim.
Cam played well last night. But using a game against Philly to project anything other than Philly's pass D is just horrific is stupid. Just look at the long list of QBs that have torched this D this year. Kevin Kolb racked up a 127 QB rating against them. Matt Ryan 137, Drew Brees 128, Tony Romo 122, and just last week RG3 had a perfect QB rating against them. He played well, but so have most QBs against this team. That's 5 games in a row with QBs hitting a 120+ QB rating against them. I need to see games like this a few times in a row before I start to proclaim him turning a corner.