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Breaking Down Cameron Newton AS A PASSER

Stats for Newton By Game

Week 1: 24-37, 422 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, QB RATING OF 110.4

Week 2: 28-46, 432 yards, 1 TD, 3 INT, QB RATING OF 72.0

Week 3: 18-34, 158 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, QB RATING OF 75.4

Week 4: 27-46, 374 yards, 1 TD, 1INT, QB RATING OF 83.1

Week 5: 16-31, 224 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT, QB RATING OF 83.3

Week 6: 21-35, 237 yards, 0 TD, 3 INT, QB RATING OF 44.6

 

His Strengths

ACCURACY-Newton is a pretty accurate passer for a ROOKIE. He will get better. His completion percentage is currently at 58.5%. I should remind you that QB's like Dan Marino and John Elway had CAREER completion percentages right where Newton is now. He's solid enough. 

YARDS-He is also generates a lot of yards, which is good. He is 4th overall in total passing yards. He is averaging 8.1 yards per pass attempt. Top 10 in the NFL. Only Big Ben, Brees, Romo, Rivers, Eli Manning, Brady and Rodgers are ahead of him. He does not dink and dunk. This is a passing man's league and you need QB's that can go down the field. According to his players splits at ESPN.com, Newton has a QB RATING of 100.8 when throwing passes of 11-20 yards. 

 

His Weaknesses 

INTERCEPTIONS- Newton is tied with Rex Grossman for the league lead in interceptions. Yep. But i should also note that TOM BRADY himself has 8 interceptions. Just saying. lol. Newton is young, so the interceptions will pile up. His decision making will improve over time, as long as he studies defenses and breaks down more tape. 

 

That is really the only weakness i see of Newton. He just needs to make better decisions. This is why i want Haslett to confuse him with different coverages. Attack his football IQ. Every QB is different. You have to adjust what you like to do, to what would be best for that particular week. The Skins love to bring pressure. BUT, is that the best way to beat Newton? Haslett will look at that tape and hopefully come to the right conclusion. 

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