I have been flipping back and forth between the Iowa/Wisky game and watching the Auburn/LSU game. I have seen one other Auburn game and seen many of Cams highlights. I think he is great and I love his size. I think he already looks better than TP and uses his size well. Definitely mature beyond his years. I am curious on peoples thoughts as to how well people on here think he would do in this system right now. Obviously good, but how good?
Thoughts on Cam Newton
Florida fans have to be watching him and Brantley and just shaking their heads..
my gf throws stuff at my crotch when i bring this up
Florida would be an entire different animal with him. But I am glad to see Florida struggle. I am a bit tired of them for the moment.
And I'm loving every minute of it.
I'm pretty sure he is the same age a TP and IMO Newton is 100 times better than TP . I actually thought TP would turn out to play like Newton but he was a flop and Newton is a beast . He can run , THROW , and read a D ..
TP a 2008
I wouldn't throw him out the window if he wanted to transfer here.
Me too but Newton is a much better player.
Newton also has about 3 more years of experience over Denard. I am terribly excited for Senior Denard.
Newton has an arm on him...something that TP is grossly missing. IMO.
Is hideous. Why would Braxton think he would develop there. OSU quarterbacks and NFL-- name 2 good ones.
That dude was in the NFL forever.
Serious question: Was Tupa a QB in the NFL? I remember him as a QB/Punter (!) at OSU, but I thought he was a punter only in the NFL. Am I remembering this completely incorrectly and he was in fact a QB only in the NFL?
But usually served as the team's 3rd QB. It would free up a roster spot for other positions.
Tp has a great arm . he can throw a bomb and can put some real speed on a pass if he wants . the only problem is the fact the he doesn't know how to throw the ball . dude might hit the broad side of a barn on a 1 to 3 ration . .
So much Terrelle Pryor hate on this board...
...and yet he's completing 66% of his passes, has a 3:1 touchdown to interception ratio, and is the #12 rated passer in the country.
Oh yeah, and he wins a lot of games.
Michigan fans' biggest knock on him is that he looks kinda funny when he throws the ball.
I wish U-M fans could just admit that he's pretty good and then move on.
...as I believe Devin Gardner has similar abilities and size. Give Devin a couple years (and some more Barwis muscle) and we could see Cam Newton 2.0.
Has the mobility that Cam has. I think he'll be a much better passer though.
I prefer to think of cam as Gardner v. -1.0 beta.
No that will never happen. Devin will never play that physical.
95% Lithium, which is of course a step down from 100% Dilithium.
Remember Newton was a 2007 recruit...a few years to have his body develop.
However, he has a lot of talent around him too. Tuberville didn't leave a bare cupboard for Chizik. Having two good running backs like Fannin and Dyer can take a lot of pressure off a qb.
Don't forget about Onterio McCalebb, the most successful Auburn player to be misnamed after a Canadian province.
Um, he's good
Dyer is a true freshman, but you're right, he has a lot of talent. Newton is the best football player in the country, though.
Has a great arm but he's a bad passer.
Did you still want the Glen Rice 1989 jersey?
When he is more mature. I wonder what kind of weight his frame will hold. TP added a lot of size the last 2 years, though he seems to have lost a bit on his first step/burst. As far as Newton I think he can take a lot more Big 10 hits than Denard but I also think he would get hit a lot more. It hard to get any good angles on an athlete like Denard.
You asked a question about Michigan quarterbacks, right? No? All of these posts about our QBs could've fooled me. Good God people. Cam Newton is the best QB in college football. He is much better than Denard.
Cam newton is not much better than Denard. That is your opinion. You are entitled to that but Denard is a much more explosive player in my opinion. Cam Newton has more tools around him at the moment including running backs who are more of a threat than ours. I think Denard is a much better runner. Denard is a game breaker while Newton moves the chains. Newton also has more experience at the college level. I'd rather have Denard and it's not even close.
He may have more talent around him (that is speculative). The biggest difference is that he has shined in the big time games while Denard has totally crumbled. That is not opinion. That is a fact, unfortunately.
Crumbled? That's very debatable. Denard had nearly 100 yards rushing in the first half against a good Iowa defense. He had one bad game against MSU. Newton has had a couple of those. I watched the Auburn-Clemson game, Newton was average at best. Threw a couple picks in that game just like Denard , only difference being Auburn's defense gives him more of a margin for error when it comes to making msitakes. I caught the first half of the Mississippi State-Auburn game as well and Newton didn't look impressive. Denard just jumps out when you watch him, his speed is on a different level than Newton.
A huge difference between Newton and Denard is that it's obvious that Newton plays on a better team. Their defense actually makes plays. Their running backs are creating more of a threat than Michigan's running backs and don't allow teams to constantly focus on Newton. We can't get big runs from our running backs eventhough teams are focusing their entire defense on stopping Denard. Auburn creates big plays like the 70 yard touchdown run by McCalebb when the defense takes away Newton's running option.
I'll agree to disagree. However, Denard is only a soph while Cam is a junior so we'll see how he develops with an extra year over Cam.
And Cam has had more time to develop. I'd say crumble is a very very inaccurate description. I would say he has Ice in his vain's considering the game winning drives on the road vs Indiana and Notre Dame. He just couldn't get it done against MSU because of mistakes. The kid has started 5 games up to that point. I'd say a true soph showed his youth. That kid made leaps and bounds in his game from last year to this year, so I am convinced next year will be another leap.
No need to compare Cam Newton to Denard. Both are stars, both fantastic, both unique.
Cam Newton is very, very good. I just question his long-term prospect as a qb. but...he is clearly a gamer. check out his stats vs. arkansas, socarolina, lsu, beast mode engage.
If Cam Newton wasn't thieving around in Gainesville, Florida would be ranked #1 right now with their defense.
the whole game and Cam is the real deal. He will be a very high draft pick and make some club very happy.
... Newton wanted PT, and he might not have been thrilled about the prospect of sitting behind Tebow for two years. His ... uh, extracurricular activities just sped things along.
That said, I don't think FL fans are sitting around crying over Newton, that ship sailed long ago, and besides, they're far too busy cursing Steve Addazio to the skies.
But he's a lot better than Denard right now. There's no question about that, so don't lie to yourselves. However, did you see him as time was running out? Humble much? Geez... This is why I love Denard. Not full of himself and a completely nice and humble guy.
he had 86 passing yards today.
Yeah, he's only the heisman front runner. Must not be a good player.
And I love how my previous post got negged bc I said Newton was better than Denard right now. Delusionsal much people? Lol
Cam Newton is a legit very good QB. Denard is a very good QB. At this point I find it difficult to differentiate too much between the two since Newton has had a much better defense behind him. I will say this, if we switched the QBs, do you think either teams record would be positively or negatively affected? Because I don't.
TP is the Cam Newton of the north. In the 2012 NFL draft the two of them are going to battle for "The Jamarcus Russell Memorial Award for Physical Abilities and Upside"
Cam Newton is everything Pryor was supposed to be. Pryor picked the wrong offense, and he's missing a serious competitive streak or something.
I'd like him a lot more if Denard wasn't our quarterback.