Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
Originally posted by H41L5ATAN:
No thanks. Please I know Niner fans are starving for a franchise QB but drafting Newton would be FAR worse then Alex Smith. Dont give me s**t about his "potential" and his physical attributes because thats not what the QB position demands. I mean really... does anyone really think he will ever be a top 5...no....top 10 QB?!
This is how petty I am, I have to revive this thread to laugh at the craziness that was being posted about Cam. So much fail I don't even know where to begin.
lol. I was not on the Cam Newton Bandwagon before he was drafted. I'm still not getting on it. He definately proved me wrong with the performance he had. My gripe is I prefer a stay in the pocket, efficient, move the chains QB. Cam is a gun slinger with crazy athletic talent. But how many of those throws turned into big completions becuase of what Steve Smith did? There were a number of poorly thrown balls thrown into coverage that Steve Smith made the play on. He did have some OUTSTANDING games (@Ariz, vs Wash, vs Minny, @ Indy, @TB, @ Hou, TB). A lot of those teams are just plain lousy. And as testament to his gun slinger mentality, I was wise enough to grab Steve Smith in my fantasy football drafts last year
Personally I would have taken AJ Green with the 1st pick because I've been saying since his FROSH year he is the closest thing to the next Randy Moss I've seen. And I thought grabbing Dalton in the 2nd was the best move for a QB. Cincinatti happened to do both which is why I loved their draft.
And one ENDLESS debate I've had with one of my good buddy's is that no matter how great a QB is, you have to surround them with talent. The Bengals gave Dalton AJ Green and drafted Mohamed Sanu (great possession compliment to Green) and Marvin Jones ( a sleeper WR).
Cincinatti as also been building up a good O-Line (and took Zietler in last years draft which I think is a great pick). The only thing missing from Cincinattie is a RB as they have 2 old 3yards and dust backs.
I don't see the same bright future for Carolina, I still see Carolina as a team in major rebuild mode with a need to get some talent.
Edit: I think it was Cosell that said Steve Smith was a top 5 WR lsat year, and its hard to argue with that. Steve Smith made some amazing
plays that I think helped make Cam look good.
[ Edited by SunDevilNiner79 on Jul 25, 2012 at 10:22 AM ]