The whining on here would be epic if Doug Baldwin was Cam's #1 with Jermaine Kearse as the #2. Regardless of how good our defense was people would be screaming for better weapons. Whenever Wilson is discussed his defense is mentioned as a weapon for him, I don't remember the same for Cam last year when we had the #2 defense, or even this year when our defense carried us the second half of the year. It's OK to give other quarterbacks credit for what they do without having to try to diminish it every way possible to make Cam look better by comparison.
Why are people acting like timing patterns are a bad thing or a crutch? Elite offenses are all about timing routes and throwing the ball where the receiver is going to be rather than where he is. One reason Cam has to throw darts into tight windows is because he often throws the ball when he sees the window rather than anticipating when the window will show up. You don't have to throw a hundred miles an hour every throw if you can anticipate. Manning has been getting it done with well below average arm strength for years now because he'll often throw the ball before the receiver is even open.
The jealousy the Cam fans have around here is just unreal. Those floaters that just happen to land in the wide receivers hands are called touch and timing, something Cam could certainly improve on. Wilson had 5 undrafted free agents at receiver tonight and a 5th round tight end, in what world is that a good supporting cast? Don't tell me one running back is what makes his supporting cast great or the defense, because our excellent defense never seems to get mentioned as part of Cam's supporting cast.
Does anyone here actually know that Shula and Dorsey are not working with Cam on all these issues or are we just making assumptions because we want to put as little blame as possible on Cam for his weaknesses?
If people think Cam lacks talent around him have they seen what Wilson is working with? 2 undrafted free agents are his top targets, along with a 5th round tight end and a 2nd round rookie. Stewart had more yards on the ground than Lynch tonight even with Lynch's 25 yard run. When will the fault ever be on Cam?
So Wilson has a bad pass blocking Oline and below average weapons in the passing game. The updated numbers have Wilson at a 73.8 qb rating now, Cam is at 75.5 when holding the ball 2.6 or more. Cam is at 89.8 for 2.5 seconds or less. For some perspective on dropbacks, Wilson has 296 dropbacks of 2.6 or more out of 545 dropbacks, Cam has 288 out of 517. Going to add that Wilson leads the league in throwaways and it's not even close, 39 and 2nd had only 28, Cam has 10.
I still can't get over that Cam slide near the sideline. All he has to do is flick the ball over the line of scrimmage for an incomplete pass and no yardage loss. Instead he falls down for a 2 yard loss. His lack of awareness is just so frustrating.
Do people remember what the NFL was like before all the rule changes in favor of passing offense? Back then any completion % over 60 was good back then, now it's the floor. If you started a full season you were almost guaranteed to throw 10 picks. Completely different eras for passing offenses can't be compared.