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Pick-6 Podcast: Cam or Luck -- Who ya got?

Posted on: November 1, 2011 8:58 pm
Edited on: November 3, 2011 6:25 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson & Ryan Wilson

Week 8 is officially in the books and we talk about exactly what happened to the Chargers on Monday night in Kansas City. Philip Rivers is forever called a top-5 quarterback, but he certainly hasn't played like it this season.

So, naturally, we debate where Rivers ranks among NFL QBs, and that led us to another discussion: if you had to start a NFL team tomorrow and had just two choices -- Cam Newton or Andrew Luck -- who ya got?

Ask most people and they immediately say Cam. But Brinson posed the question on Twitter and there were a surprising number of votes for Luck. We put the question to ProFootballTalk.com's Michael David Smith during our weekly chat and though he's a big Luck fan, he didn't hesitate to take Newton.

(MDS also discussed the Lions' win over the Broncos, Suh's visit with Goodell, the inevitable Tebow fallout, the Pats loss, and if the Redskins are the worst team in the NFC East.)

Inspired by the Cam-Luck scenario, we took it a step further: If you're starting a team tomorrow and you can have any quarterback currently in the NFL (for the long haul), who are you taking?

Brinson, the biggest Panthers homer you'll ever meet, is smitten with Newton to the point that he'd take Cam after only Aaron Rodgers. Wilson had Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees, Michael Vick and then Newton. Whether second or fifth, it's a testament to just how well Newton's played the first two months of the season.

At this point, biggest question is whether Cam can sustain that level of play for the rest of the season. Alrighty, talking starts below...

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Since: Aug 27, 2010
Posted on: November 3, 2011 11:15 am
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Cam or Luck -- Who ya got?

Based on what? Two things: In Mcnabb's first 8 games did he touch what Cam is doing? I don't think so.... Second: Luck is Elway? Luck is Lienert. Great college QB. I bet Wilson from WI has a better NFL career, should he choose it, than Luck.



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 11:02 pm
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Cam or Luck -- Who ya got?

Funny how "Cam" (buddy so first name only required) was sh*t before and after the draft.  Most "experts," including Dilfer thought Carolina was crazy.  Now Cam is the flavor of the month and everybody's next best big thing.  Oh, he processes new information and assimilates it so quickly into his performance on the field.  Just goes to show you what a tool Dilfer and most of the "experts" are and what a waste of time fantasy football is.



Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: November 2, 2011 11:01 pm
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Cam or Luck -- Who ya got?

Funny how "Cam" (buddy so first name only required) was sh*t before and after the draft.  Most "experts," including Dilfer thought Carolina was crazy.  Now Cam is the flavor of the month and everybody's next best big thing.  Oh, he processes new information and assimilates it so quickly into his performance on the field.  Just goes to show you what a tool Dilfer and most of the "experts" are and what a waste of time fantasy football is.  



Since: Nov 1, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 7:45 pm
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Cam or Luck -- Who ya got?

CAM NEWTON for sure. Of course he's got challenges in front of him, but what rookie QB doesn't. Give him another year or two and he will be a well seasoned QB that will stand in the pocket and make plays. Cam has incredible speed and great moves. All this QB needs is a good offense and some receivers to catch the ball. He has pin point accurarcy when he and the receivers are both sync'd up.  Andrew Luck is just having a run of bad luck. Sometimes all a guy needs is the right team and they turn out just fine.  But I am sticking with Newton.


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Since: Nov 1, 2011
Posted on: November 2, 2011 11:31 am
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Since: Jul 13, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2011 7:09 am
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Cam or Luck -- Who ya got?

As Trent Dilfer said, after watching how fast Cam can pick up new information and process it, as well as having a superior arm, while at the same time being one of the best running QB ever (should he choose to be), while being a film junkie and a strong competitior,, Cam will revolutionize the QB position. I do compare Luck to who I personally think is the best QB EVER (Elway), and if the comparison holds true, then you are splitting hairs in this debate--They will be the next Generation Manning/Brady. (Not to mention Ponder and Cincy QB dont look to bad themselves).



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: November 2, 2011 12:48 am
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Cam or Luck -- Who ya got?

CAM IS DOING IT NOW IN THE NFL.  LUCK NEVER TOOK A SNAP IN THE NFL.  LUCK COULD BE ANOTHER VINNIE TESTEVERDE.  ALL THE PEOPLE WHO SAY LUCK WILL BE GREAT, SAID CAM WOULD BE A BUST.  SO WHAT DO THEY KNOW?  NOTHING!!!



Since: Nov 1, 2011
Posted on: November 1, 2011 10:19 pm
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Cam or Luck -- Who ya got?

CAM IS THE TRUTH MAYBE THE COACH SHOULD GET OUT OFF TOWN



Since: May 11, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2011 9:40 pm
 

Pick-6 Podcast: Cam or Luck -- Who ya got?

Cam is a young McNabb. Luck is a young Elway. I think I'll take Luck.


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