there has not been one person who has worked with or is working with newton who has said anything about him being anything close to a slow learner. quite the opposite, actually.
That's true. It also helps when you have a QB that can quickly learn the new system. I have my doubts about Newton. He has all the talent in the world, but the Gruden interview scared me. Even if he can "get it", your dealing with a guy who is going to struggle to "get it". So, throwing him in the mix this year - with little practice time - well, your just asking to be disappointed.
Going forward, my hope is that Cam get sit back and keep learning, see how fast the pro game progresses by watching Anderson take some snaps. It'll be good for him. I also hope that Clausen shows some promise and we can trade him for a 4th or somehow a 3rd!!! I hate idea that we're stockpiling QB prospects. I hope we can get something for Jimmy.
he got a bad and undeserved rep for it by people who never actually bothered to investigate thoroughly.
there has been and is no struggle to "get it".
you can listen to the opinions of whomever you want, but i'm going to value the ones from whom have actually had conversations with people involved rather than those who make a living throwing crap on the wall and getting paid for it. you can't know what he is getting or not getting without first hand knowledge or talking to those with first hand knowledge. you can't get it by just looking at tape and thinking you know what is going on.
disagree that the best thing for cam is to sit back and learn...esp. from anderson or clausen.
the criticisms that have the most validity are all ones that involve being in real game situations with real defenses coming at him. best way to learn how to deal with those situations is by being in the game. learning from the sidelines is nice, but takes to long and it's all theory at at point. hands on is the best way to learn.