WHY CAM WILL BE OUT OF FOOTBALL BY 2015
Hokies94 Dec 25, 5:08 p.m.
Cam Newton has done a great job as a 1st year player. The defense has been suspect except in a few games. Newton will be the Rookie of the Year.
sirg0rd Dec 25, 4:26 p.m.
You obviously have not a single clue about the game nor do you recognize talent.
Suggest you repeat NFL 101.
P.S. Visit your ophthalmologist for a new refraction. Suggest a new eye doc you are not using bifocals already.
scousler Dec 19, 5:20 a.m.
Cam is a physical specimen loaded with natural abilities and an extremely good competitive attitude. He makes mistakes in his offensive reads and sometimes fails to put the right touch on some throws, but not often. His ad lib passing skills are not yet up to par. He executes called plays very quickly and effectively, and he can thread the needle when necessary as good as any QB on the league.
His wonderlic score was not level at 21, proving he is capable of learning and improving at the position - Jim Kelly and Dan Marino had lower scores. He is bigger than Tebow, quicker, just as tough on the run, but has a much better arm.
Baring major injury, Cam will have a long and successful NFL career of at least 10 years, maybe longer. He has played consistently better than Vince Young, Mike Vick, JaMarcus Russell, Donovan McNabb, Russell Cunningham, or any other rookie running QB that I can think of. I would say he's on par with a QB like Fran Tarkington, and has better physical skills than Fran and can pick up the offensive pass progressions with a year of off season review and preparation.
Cam has already had a better rookie year than Tarkington did. If Cam is ever paired with the kind of defense that Tark or McNabb played with - expect equal or better results.
To say that Cam has already reached his peak and will decline rather than progress in his skills does not jive with his attitude - Cam wants to win and will do what it takes to get to the top and stay there. I was not on the Newton bandwagon at first and thought it was a big mistake for the Panthers to draft him - but it was one of the best draft picks ever - he is the real deal.
dukeblue82 Dec 16, 10:59 a.m.
I hate to say I told you so, but...
littleriver69 Dec 15, 12:57 p.m.
Go Panters? Whats a Panter?
dtd1961 Dec 14, 2:54 p.m.
Compared to the last two seasons, I have a real big smile on my face. Cam can only get better, but the Defense that is another story.Until the Panthers shore up the D-line and linebackers Cam will just have to pad his stats.
BlueDeviIs00 Dec 13, 2:09 p.m.
Vince Young, Mark Sanchez, Ben Roethlisberger, Joe Flacco, Matt Ryan, TIM TEBOW.... just naming a few rookie QB's that that managed to filter out the turnovers by the end of the season. Not all of them had stellar defense's to play with, either.
BlueDeviIs00 Dec 13, 1:07 p.m.
How many passes did he throw out of bounds down the sideline? Both of his interceptions were HORRIBLE. An underhanded shovel pass with his left hand as he's falling to the ground, and a direct throw into triple coverage over the middle. These are reads that are pretty simple to make-- DONT THROW THE BALL. He continues to struggle with his accuracy as well, missing wide-open receivers atleast 5 or 6 times a game. No one is expecting this kid to be the next Brees, Brady or Rodgers... but if he could just cut back on the turnovers we'd probably be staring 8-8 or 9-7 in the face. Instead, we're sitting at 4-9 with games against New Orleans and Houston. Poor ending to what seemed to be a promising season.
BlueDeviIs00 Dec 13, 1:01 p.m.
After driving from Raleigh to Charlotte and spending $300+ to see the Epic Fail that is the Carolina Panthers and Cam Newton, I now agree this thread. He may not be out of football, but he will be out of a starting job if he continues to make these mistakes. You could make the argument that Cam is REGRESSING throughout the course of this year. When was the last time he threw for 300yards? I think it's pretty clear that NFL Defenses have caught up with Cam and found a way to contain him. By only rushing 4 and dropping 7 into coverage, they force Cam to make NFL-caliber reads, which he cannot do. He continues to make mind-boggling plays, both positive and negative. But until he can harness his raw physical talent and arm strength to go with his (lack of) a mental approach, he will continue to turn the ball over and cost us games.
jrj6950 Dec 6, 2:03 p.m.
Just saw this thread because I haven't been on these boards in awhile. But Cam is built like a tight end and he can take hits. He is NOT Michael Vick, who is a fragile little girl.
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