They believe that me asking or expecting Cam to do better in his 28th ranked interception category, 24th ranked sack category, 60.0 comeback winning or winning drive QB rating in our 6 losses, 47% completion percentage, only 7% efficiency in our comeback winning or winning drives(1 out of 14) means that I am asking for perfection.
To me asking or expecting a QB such as Cam to be better than nearly last or absolutely atrocious, which is what those are, seems like a pretty reasonable request. To them, somehow this = asking for perfection.
all anyone is saying is that it just isn't the big deal that you are making it out to be.
he's a freaking rookie and this is his starting point. to think that he isn't going to improve after his rookie year is just not thinking. to not be massively impressed with what he's been able to do is being very narrow minded. this is his starting point. he isn't anywhere near a finished product. his starting point overall is incredible.
you are making a mountain out of a molehill and that is why everyone is essentially laughing at you. the fact that you are obsessing over it and putting so much energy into defending your opinion is making people laugh harder at you.
just move along. no one thinks he is a finished product and doesn't have room to grow. it's just you that is looking at what people are saying and interpreting it that way. you can't get your head out of this obsession to be right and win on the internet enough to see that. you won't win. it's all a matter of opinion. you can rig stats to say whatever you want. you can look at whatever stats you want to back up whatever argument you want to make, but the end result is all you are doing is trying to show that your opinion is better than everyone else's. no one is going to buy it.
if you keep on with it, then you deserve what ever pointing and laughing is heading your way...not that you should care one way or the other because it's just the internet, but by that same token you shouldn't be obsessed with "winning" on the internet either. just call it a draw (agree to disagree) and move on to something else that doesn't make you look so anal.
Our defense played out of their minds for more than half the game. While i'm upset with them getting burnt in the 3rd quarter, the offense failed to put up any points, allowing the vikings to gain confidence and momentum.
i wouldn't consider it an offensive collapse. they just tapped the brakes when they should have been piling it on.
they decided to play "balanced" ball control offense and control the clock.
you can't do that anymore and win games. you have to put the gas pedal to the floor and never let up, esp. when you have an unreliable defense.
Chud keeps getting a pass for falling asleep at the wheel when we take the lead or tie as well. His playcalling has been for the most part atrocious inside the 20s and when we lead or tie.
i think he's still figuring it out...same with the rest of the guys. this is kind of a "trial and error" year and we are still trying to forge an identity.
i'm giving everyone except special teams a pass this year, mainly because with everyone else i've seen incredibly positive things that make up the majority of the game. they'll get the rest of it worked out.
oh wait....dwill did it after his TDs in '08 at home and away games. in oakland he got spit on by raider fans for trying it and after one of his TDs and in green bay a packers fan knocked the ball away from the fan.
this isn't a new thing, but it's been a while since we had a team that scored very much so the tradition went away.
it would be nice to see us do that on a regular basis, though. sure, they'll get fined, but i think there is more than enough cash around to pay it between the players.
you could say that about most teams with elite QBs. you take out the QB and that team is most likely going to fall apart. it all depends on the system.
in the case of the colts and i would even throw in the saints here, peyton and brees are the system. both play a huge role in the playcalling and design of the offense. of course peyton is essentially the OC there.
you can take aaron rodgers out of greenbay and that team would suck balls as well. the lions need stafford to not suck. the falcons need ryan to help them maintain mediocrity. same with the cowboys and romo. lots of teams would take huge hits if they lost their starting QB.
the pats were successful with the matt cassell because of the system they have in place. brady is good, but that team has been dominant for so long because of the system there and the fact that they have the perfect QB for it. cassell showed that you could still be solid in that offense and not have brady, though. that is a rarity.
one thing about the colts, the problem goes much deeper than just losing peyton. that defense last night let a team score 7 TDs on them. the coaching is the biggest problem there. well...that and the fact that they have done a piss poor job in bringing in talent on defense. i guess you can thank their GM for that. and for replacing tony dungy with jim caldwell. wow...what a drop. it's like they didn't even try.
i agree, though, we shouldn't have the team rely totally on newton. the good thing is, this offense is not devoid of talent aside from it's QB. any team that has smitty, stewart, williams, olsen, and shockey as well as this oline is going to do well once the team is comfortable in the system. like the pats, i think we have the perfect QB for this system, but i don't think that it will fall apart without him...as long as they had a QB that could run it, or at least most of it. you won't be able to find a backup who can be the dual threat that newton is, but you could find someone a bit mobile who has a big arm and has confidence throwing the ball downfield (that isn't clausen, btw.) there would be a drop off for sure, but the offense should still be somewhat effective.
the thing that is really going to hold this team back is the defense, but i think our struggles there are going to be short-lived. rivera got the san diego defense turned around, but it took him a full offseason to do it. once we get beason back in there as well as a couple tweaks and additions in personnel, i think the defense will be downright respectable and will help keep this team in games regardless of how the offense does.
cam will be the center of this team for a long time, but it's not a team and a situation that will fall apart like the colts have. it's a much more balanced team with better coaching.
What does the # of wins have to do with Smith's production this year? LOL
You would think this was an individual sport the way these writers use wins to measure an individual players performance.
there's no question that smith's better off in this offense with this QB throwing to him than in fox's paranoid preferential system.
the author just made the same remark that a few posters do around here (too often) which is to say that things aren't as great with this team under new coaching because we still only have 1 win out of 6 games. it can get better and i think it will, but as things stand it's hard to dispute that we are a 1 in team and we are still losing.
until that changes, that argument will continue to hang over the panthers heads. it's low hanging fruit for critics, cynics, and trolls.