Cam Newton

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  1. DocBar

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    I was seriously expecting this guy to be a complete joke, but he's come out of the gate on FIRE!! 23/33 418 yds with 1:30 left. Hell of a start to your NFL career.LINK
     
  2. Ryan

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    He's just like VY, all he does is win! ;)
     
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    No, he actually stays in the pocket, thinks pass first, run second... not VY :)
     
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    Except Carolina lost? :secret:
     
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    Oh wait, my bad... you lost.. haha :pop:
     
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    I watched the game, he played very very well, his number are slightly inflated because he got some long completions against blown coverages, but he was very good, he even made Brandon LaFell look great
     
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    I'm watching the highlights and I watched the NFLN RedZone coverage of Newton. The boy has a rifle. If they get him some talent @ WR, Carolina may turn around in short order.
     
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    Yeah they lost, but Newton was lights out. He absolutely obliterated Payton Manning's record performance for a rookie. By more than 120 passing yds. That was an impressive 1st game. I wonder how he'll do against an actual NFL team. :htown2atx:
     
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    To all those who participated in the mock drafts in the offseason and knocked Cam and my favour of him as something special..... you forgiven.

    :kitten:

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    We'll find out Week 15. :fans:
     
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    Seems to me that if he is chucking it for 422 yards, that the other team needs a bit more pass defense.
     
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    Always knew Cam Newton had it in him. Listen to the guy speak. He'll play on gameday.
     
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    I'm not gonna make my final judgement after one game against a bad defense, but I was definitely impressed.

    I was probably one of Newton's toughtest critics leading up to the draft, but if he proves me wrong I will eat some crow.

    Great game for the kid.
     
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    I don't see how people just hate on guys before they play. Newton was awesome, special, incredible. Very excited for the league, and for the Panthers.
     
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    cam is not quite like VY. Cam does have the ability to throw a nice pass.
     
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    He wont look so special in 4 weeks when DC's have enough game tape on him to predict and trend his passes.
     
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    haters gotta hate I guess. What he did yesterday was very, very special.
     
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    Big buy with a dark tan......has to be a joke.
     
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    Not hating. Just not getting on the Cam bandwagon before I feel it is legit.
     
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    Some people definitely hate him. But a lot of people were just wary of how his skill set would translate to the NFL. I have nothing against the guy. I have actually seen the guy workout in person and I can tell you that, from what I saw that day, I have never seen a better work ethic. That's why his teammates are drawn to him. And I think that is his best quality. Teammates play harder for him because they can see how hard he is playing for them.

    His first game was amazing. Nobody can doubt that. But the same things that worried me about him leading up to the draft are still there.

    First, his accuracy is inconsistent. He will throw an impeccable pass on one play and then the next two plays he wildly overthrows his receiver. Luckily, his WRs and TEs bailed him out against Arizona. Those guys were making leaping, diving catches that normally would have ended up as incomplete passes.

    Second, his football IQ is lower than I would like for a NFL QB. It was perfectly fine for college, but the league is a whole different level. The Panthers were able to effectively hide this deficiency with the way they called the game for him. And as long as they continue to put him in that situation he will be fine. But if they start asking him to diagnose coverages, make multiple reads, or give him the power to audible out of the play I think that will put him in trouble. If they start to complicate things I think he will become less effective. If they can keep it simple for him, but still make it difficult for the defense, I think he will be very, very successful.

    And I'm not saying that he can't improve in these areas, because he can.
     

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