Here are some statistics that pragidealist dug up on Quarterbacks current & past ...

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  1. Daves not here

    Daves not here Camp Fodder

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    pretty interesting ...

    Does it not bother any of you that are big fan of Newton's that he only threw 292 passes in college? That is not a team that had a lot of confidence in his throwing ability.

    Locker who many question his accuracy threw 1148 passes. This isn't great for Locker either. As he is just short of that 400 mark.

    Cam 292 (most in one year 280)
    Locker 1148 (most in one year 395)
    Alex Smith 317 (one year)
    Tebow 995 (most in one year 314)
    Young 575 (325)
    Russel 797 (342)
    Mcnair 1680 (I couldn't find yearly stats, but if you divide by 4 years 420)
    Rodgers 316 (one year)
    Ryan 1345 (654)
    Cutler 703 (462)
    Luck 660 (372)
    Manning 1354 (477)
    Bradford 824 (483)
    Flacco 942 (521)

    Its not an exact science, but with the exception of Rodgers all the succesful qbs at the NFL level have around 400 attemps or more as their higest year. Its shows that the teams believed and wanted to their qb to throw as they saw it as their best way to succeed. Plenty of excuses can be said about why a players attemps are so low, but the same can be said of many. The fact is success qbs in the nfl had at least one season where they threw 400 or more passes in a season. Cam a hundred passes fewer than that bench mark.
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    It might have something to do with the talent at RB and the system. If you've got a Adrian Peterson at RB, you aren't going to make as many attempts. If you're a Texas Tech QB, you will get more opportunities than if you were in the SEC or Big Ten (or whatever number it is this year)
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    wholeheartedly disagree
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    nickmsmith has the most poverty RB corp.

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    Why? If you have a great running back in a RB friendly system (Like Alabama or something like Jeff Fisher's) You think they would just abandon the running game if they had a good QB? Most coaches would agree that a balanced attack works best.
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    Green Bay Packers believe otherwise ... they rushed all of 13 times in the Super Bowl
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    huh? Their star running back was out for the season (Grant). They were almost Co-Stars in that offense. They had Starks who was a 3rd stringer and couldn't do anything. If they had relied on the running game they'd have lost.

    That is not at all the point I'm making. If you are a college program that historically runs the ball, and you have a great running back (The Packers did not), you forsake that running back to let the QB air it out? That is not necessarily the recipe for success.
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    yet they still threw the ball more than they ran it
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    NO SEC school wins by throwing the ball 600 times a year, unless it is Gayton under C. He was a dominant college QB. Newton's few tosses were system driven.

    Having said that I agree with the OP that Newtons lack of oppertunity is telling in that obviously Auburn leaned more toward run when those run OR pass situations arose.
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    VY was a better college QB than Newton... way better. Not sure why so many "experts" think Cam will be a great NFL QB. There's no way he ever eclipses average status.
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  10. Deuce Wayne

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    Please. Stop with the SEC pampering already.

    Their pass defenses are no better than anyone else's, and that's known.




    Cam sucks as a QB. Therefore they didn't let him throw. Everyone that watched him play knows that.
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