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Cam Newton Interview: "I was bamboozled"

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Feom the beginning Mac was getting 5x more snaps everyday. So like Cam said in retrospect it was all disguised. I don't think there was a qb competition. Also not telling Cam he'd be locked out post-travel for 5 days is very fishy. But end of day this was the move all along regardless of the missing 5 days.
I dont think anyone realized he would be locked until it happened. That was the reports. That everyone was caught by surprise by the regulations of having to use a specific testing company.
 

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Feom the beginning Mac was getting 5x more snaps everyday.
Cam has 10 years of NFL experience with one year as starting QB of the Patriots. Mac has none. Seems like 5x is reasonable. Cam should not need more snaps.

So like Cam said in retrospect it was all disguised. I don't think there was a qb competition. Also not telling Cam he'd be locked out post-travel for 5 days is very fishy. But end of day this was the move all along regardless of the missing 5 days.
They didn't tell Cam because they didn't know themselves till after he came back.

I watched the interview and came away with an entirely different understanding of what happened and his attitude about it.
At least we can all see that his hat and scarf game is still solid.
 

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Feom the beginning Mac was getting 5x more snaps everyday. So like Cam said in retrospect it was all disguised. I don't think there was a qb competition. Also not telling Cam he'd be locked out post-travel for 5 days is very fishy. But end of day this was the move all along regardless of the missing 5 days.
That’s not true. Where are you getting it from that Jones was getting 5x more snaps?
The reporters kept daily stats and that is just not what it says.
 

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I think the Pats found an opportunity rather than having the tough conversation saying a 10 year vet lost out to a rookie.
Why would a 45 year nfl coach who has cut hundreds, maybe thousands of players need to avoid a tough conversation?
 

Captain Cliche

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Watched a Youtube by Greg Bedard this morning. Said he got ahold of All-22 (?) of preseason (not available on Game Pass).
Did an analysis of bad snaps by Mac and Cam...bad reads, neg plays, etc.

Cam: apx 56%. Mac: apx. 18%.

So basically, more than half of Cams snaps during preseason were crap. Why would you want this player on your team, even as a backup?
Also said Cam held onto the ball much longer.

Sorry, no time for a link right now.
 

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Watched a Youtube by Greg Bedard this morning. Said he got ahold of All-22 (?) of preseason (not available on Game Pass).
Did an analysis of bad snaps by Mac and Cam...bad reads, neg plays, etc.

Cam: apx 56%. Mac: apx. 18%.

So basically, more than half of Cams snaps during preseason were crap. Why would you want this player on your team, even as a backup?
Also said Cam held onto the ball much longer.

Sorry, no time for a link right now.

Makes sense. Mac did everything he was supposed to do. Still concerned about rookie QBs but if anyone can do it out of all the rookie QBs it would probably be Mac.
 

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Spinning and backpedaling everytime you get caught and look foolish. New screen name, same liar.

LA considered Cam in 2020 from Lynns mouth. Cam wanted to START in 2020.

It seems no one else is all that interested in the veteran quarterback, either.
 

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no mystery why that is.

does anybody know if newton speaks Canadian? Of course if they know how to watch film, they might pass on him as well.
Arena league? Conversion to TE?

lol though Canadians speak English, except (mostly in Quebec) about 20-25% speak French.

cinquante-cinq is the Michel
 

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Because every roster is full.

When a QB goes down for the season Cams phone will ring.
you honestly think so?

Man, im not so sure about that... he was a free agent this past offseason, and didn't get a look anywhere... not one visit with any other team iirc...

Cam never had great mechanics... combine that with both the lis franc and the shoulder injuries hes had, it made it even worse... that really limited his passing game... what was it last year, he didnt complete any passes to the right side of the field over multiple games?

As for all this noise bandied around here about the Patriots using his trip to Atlanta as a smokescreen to cut his, that's nonsense... BB has never been afraid to cut a player or let on walk... He let Brady walk out the door when he didn't have to... he wasn't afraid to move the 100 million dollar qb within the division when he found something better... The only players I can honestly remember him letting stay "one more year" were Bru & TB80
 

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you honestly think so?

Man, im not so sure about that... he was a free agent this past offseason, and didn't get a look anywhere... not one visit with any other team iirc...

Cam never had great mechanics... combine that with both the lis franc and the shoulder injuries hes had, it made it even worse... that really limited his passing game... what was it last year, he didnt complete any passes to the right side of the field over multiple games?

As for all this noise bandied around here about the Patriots using his trip to Atlanta as a smokescreen to cut his, that's nonsense... BB has never been afraid to cut a player or let on walk... He let Brady walk out the door when he didn't have to... he wasn't afraid to move the 100 million dollar qb within the division when he found something better... The only players I can honestly remember him letting stay "one more year" were Bru & TB80
Yes, I do because of Cams running alone.

Plus, NE had no TEs and jags at WR last year. Everybody wants to lay all the blame at Cams feet.
 

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Cam never had great mechanics... combine that with both the lis franc and the shoulder injuries hes had, it made it even worse... that really limited his passing game... what was it last year, he didnt complete any passes to the right side of the field over multiple games?

As for all this noise bandied around here about the Patriots using his trip to Atlanta as a smokescreen to cut his, that's nonsense... BB has never been afraid to cut a player or let on walk... He let Brady walk out the door when he didn't have to... he wasn't afraid to move the 100 million dollar qb within the division when he found something better... The only players I can honestly remember him letting stay "one more year" were Bru & TB80
BB signed Cam this off season not knowing he'd have Mac. If the cards came out differently, we could have ended up with the offensive lineman the Gints moved up to take, and needed to have Cam ready to go against MIA today, handing off the ball behind that new offensive lineman.

Cam was hired for window dressing, to have a name and a face that FAs use to could talk themselves into coming to NE.

That's why Bill praised him all off season: knocking Cam down would have made those FAs feel they got bamboozled. Best for all involved to let that play out.

Personally I could see either side of the covid take: either (a) the Pats set Cam up by knowing he'd break protocol or (b) the Pats genuinely didn't know that the testing firm they chose to use would break protocol. I tend to think it's (b), but don't know for sure.

What we do know for sure is if Cam got himself jabbed twice then he wouldn't be in the protocol, so Cam bamboozled himself, or let himself get bamboozled by anti-vaxxers.

There's no doubt in my mind his bad decision making with regard to covid made it easier for him to lose the starting QB job to Mac and to then not even be asked to be a backup: who wants a backup that's one dinner date away from missing games? The virus doesn't care about a person's aura.

We don't know how things would have turned out if Cam was available those five days. We now know Mac got all the reps and shined. It should be obvious that this made it easier for the coaches to decide to go with Mac. If Cam was around to soak up some of the reps so Mac didn't have the chance to show prolonged excellence, who knows how the decision making would have gone. We very well could have seen the team go with the original plan: let Cam start the season, let Mac sit and watch, and see how things play out.
 
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RIpats88

In the Starting Line-Up
Cam newton unfortunately just isn't good anymore and that's why he isn't on the team. 8 total TDs last year. That is bad. Some backups had more.
 

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In the Starting Line-Up
BB signed Cam this off season not knowing he'd have Mac. If the cards came out differently, we could have ended up with the offensive lineman the Gints moved up to take, and needed to have Cam ready to go against MIA today, handing off the ball behind that new offensive lineman.

Cam was hired for window dressing, to have a name and a face that FAs use to could talk themselves into coming to NE.

That's why Bill praised him all off season: knocking Cam down would have made those FAs feel they got bamboozled. Best for all involved to let that play out.

Personally I could see either side of the covid take: either (a) the Pats set Cam up by knowing he'd break protocol or (b) the Pats genuinely didn't know that the testing firm they chose to use would break protocol. I tend to think it's (b), but don't know for sure.

What we do know for sure is if Cam got himself jabbed twice then he wouldn't be in the protocol, so Cam bamboozled himself, or let himself get bamboozled by anti-vaxxers.

There's no doubt in my mind his bad decision making with regard to covid made it easier for him to lose the starting QB job to Mac and to then not even be asked to be a backup: who wants a backup that's one dinner date away from missing games? The virus doesn't care about a person's aura.

We don't know how things would have turned out if Cam was available those five days. We now know Mac got all the reps and shined. It should be obvious that this made it easier for the coaches to decide to go with Mac. If Cam was around to soak up some of the reps so Mac didn't have the chance to show prolonged excellence, who knows how the decision making would have gone. We very well could have seen the team go with the original plan: let Cam start the season, let Mac sit and watch, and see how things play out.
We know based on his level of play that his performance was subpar. We do know he didn't look much better this year. And we know he's gone.
 

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