Friday, June 17, 2011


Yep, Terrelle is just as good!
When the recent press conference, that featured Drew Rosenhaus and Terrelle Pryor started, it did not take long for Rosenhaus to make a controversial, quote worthy statement. "It took him only 15 seconds to liken Pryor to Cam Newton."
Almost automatically the TV and radio became full of people making statements about Rosenhaus' statements. It seems kind of lame and conjured up, but that is what Drew is best at, creating publicity for his clients. Like it or not, this is what he does and it works.
While everyone "important" in sports began to debate this statement, I began to wonder. So, is Drew right, simply put, YES.
Cam Newton is 6'6", 248 lbs. and runs a 4.5 40 time. Pryor is 6'6",233 lbs. and runs a 40 in 4.4 or 4.5 depending on what source you look at. They both are "winners" in college, both have big arms(Cam's motion is a little better), and both are surrounded by off the field controversy, spotlighted by the giant stages they performed on(Ohio St. and Auburn). Sounds like they are more than similar, sounds like they are twins separated at birth!
So, then why is one twin being thought by most experts to be a 4th or 5th round pick in the supplemental draft and the other was the #1 overall pick in the NFL Draft. Can't try to color this any other way, the Panthers are stupid. Both Cam and Terrelle are projects who are not pro style quarterbacks, both have skill sets that would work better at other positions, and both will need time to develop. The difference is, the Panthers are going pay Cam about 60 million dollars over the next five years and Pryor will get maybe a million a year if he makes a team. Maybe this is crazy, but I would rather have Pryor at his price.
The Panthers never seemed to me to be the kind of team that buckled to public pressure, but this is the only explanation for the Cam Newton pick. Teams or anyone for that matter should not make a decisions because of public opinion. Everyone in the general public and press has been saying the Panthers need a real QB. So, the Panthers draft the biggest name on the board #1 to silence the critics. Not smart, this will be a crippling blow to the Panthers for a long time. At best, Cam may develop in a Vince Young type. The problem is no matter how big a star Young is in the NFL, his stats are not very good. Young is a fair starting quarterback and that is the best Panther fans can hope for in Cam. I wouldn't be surprised if Jimmy Clausen wins the job from Cam. When will NFL teams learn big time athletes don't equal big time Quarterbacks?
So, if you laughed at Drew Rosenhaus's comments the joke is on you, HE IS 100% RIGHT!!!

1 comment:

  1. Cam Newton is more like Josh Freeman than Terrelle Pryor. Freeman is exactly 6-6 248. Pryor is quick but not nearly as strong or elusive as Newton or Freeman. Conversely Pryor is probably a slightly better passer.

    Luckily Cam isn't the headcase that VY is, who did actually look the part of a starting NFL QB in 2007 (his second season), throwing and rushing for just under 3,000 yards with a 62% completion rate before he lost his marbles the following season and never fully recovered mentally or physically.