Originally posted by 49erFaithful6:
Originally posted by vaden:
Originally posted by THEB:
Uh, cam is by far the best rookie qb to ever grace an NFL field. He deserves the hype unlike tebow.
Dalton had a better year and is the better QB at this point. Cam blew a ton of big leads, like against Detroit and Atlanta. Hopefully it was just growing pains and he won't turn out to be "The Frozen One" of the NFL. I'd still take him over Dalton for sure.
Pass Yds: 4051
Pass Yds: 3398
You'll have to explain to me how Dalton had a better year. Seems to me that Newton had a better year but Dalton plays on a better team.
For instance Cincinnati had the 7th ranked defense. Carolina was 28th.
Put Cam in the AFC North and see how he fares. Pitt, Balt and Cle comprised 3 of the top 4 pass defenses in yards allowed this year. Additionally, Dalton faced Hou, SF, Sea, Jax. The only really bad pass Ds he faced were Den, Buf, Indy.
Conversely, Cam's division has the worst collection of pass defenses in the league, even excluding his own. He only faced a few tough pass Ds all year. Which is one reason why Dalton ranked a few spots ahead of him in DVOA.
Then there are all Cam's blown leads, which weren't just the fault of their defense. They were up 23-7 at halftime against Atlanta and lost 31-23. Up 27-7 in the 2nd quarter at Detroit and lost 49-35. 8 points in over 4 quarters against mediocre Ds.
[ Edited by vaden on Jan 30, 2012 at 6:39 PM ]