Honestly I think alot of what Cam did was because of the system he's in.
The system the Panthers ran would be impossible without Cam.
both of these statements are accurate.
newton just wouldn't have been (as) successful in some other systems out there or in some situations and systems that he could have landed in. what we had with fox/davidson would have been horrible for him (not that foxy would have had the balls to start him unless forced to do so by management). it needed to be a system that was built around him for him to excel and reach his potential. he could have done ok in some other systems, but with his unique skill set the smart thing was to build a system around what he does, which is what is happening here.
sooo...yes, a lot of the success he had was because of the system, but this system would have been impossible to run without cam because it was built for him.
As I have said before I was a Bills fan before becoming a panthers fan because well...they existed before the Panthers :-)
As such I still follow them as much as I do the Panthers, that said Merriman sucks. He was done a couple years back when Buffalo picked him up off waivers. They have stood by him and let him collect a paycheck for over two seasons now while he has done nothing but rehab.
Once he got off the Juice he wasn't 1/2 what he used to be. He would in fact be nothing but a waste of a good roster space on this team. It is past time for this guy to retire.
100% dead on. it wasn't just the getting injured often. he's just not the man he used to be.
it's not this "maybe he just needs a clean slate/new scene" or whatever. he's done and he's been done for a few years.