He had to throw shorter passes because he lost the long ball. RBs are in better position to take a hit. When a QB gets hit, it is often when they are upright with an arm over their heads. Their feet are preparing to pass, not be hit. Cam got figured out--when the defenses realized he had no arm left (for whatever reason), they feasted.
and that year was averaged into his career percentage.
Excuses can be factual.
Here are some facts too:
Did you know that Super Bowl you all mention to cite Cam's greatness-The defense had a +20 turnover margin. That season, the next highest NFL team was +9. It was a freak year--for the DEFENSE. A +20 turnover margin is like getting a free possession every game--and 2 free possessions for 4 games. The defense/special teams scored 5 TDs (30 points) that season. That helped them lead the league in scoring. In addition, The 2015 Panthers ranked 11th in overall offense (366.9 YPG), first in scoring (31.3 PPG), sixth in overall defense (322.9 YPG), and sixth in points allowed (19.1 PPG).
Cam's passing percentage that year? 59.8%.
Cam was awesome that year--but all teams, all QBs have weak coaches and soft spots on the roster. The reason Cam was awesome, if I could point to one thing--was the deep ball. He has not had it for some time.
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