VY is no Cam

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  1. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Old Man Tip Jar Donor

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    Look at the adversity Cam faced. VY never could have handled that.

    I don't want Cam, because of VY. But Cam is a lot more like Tebow. The NFL risk is longevity. He might be able to rally a good offense for a half decade but after all the shots he'll take he'll be done. Just the obvious downside.

    If we had never went through the VY era... I would like to see the outcome of a Fisher/Cam offense.
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  2. Fry

    Fry Hatin' is what I do.

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    Cam is no NFL QB for the same reasons VY was never going to be one. I don't think he's ever taken a snap from under center. He's never had to sit back and read a defense. He won't be the best athlete on the field in the NFL.

    What is the point of taking a great athlete and trying to teach him to play quarterback when you can take a great quarterback and let him flourish?
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    He will succeed in the same way Tebow has. And his career will be short.


    If we can't draft Luck, we shouldn't draft a QB this year. (imfo of course)
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    There is one thing in Cam's favor-he talks a lot more intelligently than Vince which might mean he is a lot smarter. or not
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    Shouldn't draft Cam....

    He is also a project QB. Is not a good fit for this offense. Has not had the production VY did in college or accomplished as much. He has his own character concerns. Doesn't have VY's arm or running ability.
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    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

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    I agree with Alex that we shouldn't draft a QB this year if his name is not Andrew Luck.

    The only exception would be if one of the other top prospects fell to the 2nd round. Then it may be worth it.
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    CAM >>>> VY

    That is also what I mean to say by my thread. Cam will be better than Vince, hell he is better than Vince.

    I can't imagine this year's Auburn team going undefeated even if they had the 2010 version of VY. I guess especially if they had that version.
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    He's in his first season as a starter, is 13-0, and has his team playing for the national championship. His stats are ludicrous.

    I'll respectfully disagree.

    He has a much more natural throwing motion and no shortage of arm strength. He's not the same type of runner that Vince is, that's true. But I've watched him run around, away from, and through defenders all season long.

    My main concern with Newton is his lack of experience in a pro-style offense. While it remains to be seen if he can successfully adjust to it, if he does he has the tools to be a good QB.
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    nickmsmith LET'S GO PREDATORS!!!!

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    It's crazy that if he wins the Championship convincingly, he will go in the 1st
    I bet.

    Many teams (ala the Raiders with Jamarcus) have not gotten past the fact that winning in College does not equal winning in the NFL. If Russell had not beaten ND that year, no way he goes #1 overall.

    As I had mentioned before to the people that claimed VY's college championship means something in the NFL:

    No QB has won the NCAA Championship and the Super Bowl since Joe Montana in 1990.
    Only 3 QBs have EVER done it.

    College success means very little when it comes to NFL success. Saying "He is a winner" doesn't mean much. Every QB was a winner at some point, or they would have never gotten into the NFL. That doesn't mean a Super Bowl is imminent.
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    He's more polished than VY was coming out. He's stronger, faster, and probably smarter. But, he still has character concerns, and that will be the deciding factor in all of this.
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