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Bleacher says that Frazer will not be another Cam. Big Deal. Usually Bleacher says one of two things. They are the obvious, or the incorrect.
In this case they have said both for different reasons. First I've seen very few quarterbacks in over fifty years of watching and listening that can match or did match cam Newton for the ability to spot some powerhouse 24 points and beat them in two quarters. It isn't likely that we'll see another Cam this close to when Cam (I) played. Then there is preparation to consider. Cam's year followed seasoning at Florida and in junior college plus studying the play book for a while at Auburn. Frazier has had one year of prep against Cam's more than two. Then there is the fact that Cam is bigger and heavier than Frazier. You can gain weight easily enough, but height? Then there is the issue of speed. They may be about equal, but who knows. Let's face it. Cam and Nick made the difference between Auburn being a good team and Auburn being national champs. Without them there wouldn't have been so many Q'Backs that turned from pretty good to mediocre in the second half, and so many third and longs that turned into first and tens.
The hard part. Incorrect. Well, do we know what Frazier will do this year and next. Do we know what team will be in front of him, and what they will allow in terms of a running game, or passing game. No, we don't really know although we have ideas. But there is too good of a chance that these conditions will grossley benefit Frazier to ignore the possibility. Is Bleacher all wet? Before he's finished, Frazier may cause us to forget about Cam Newton.
The score? Bleacher zip, us two. Bleacher has a record that just will not change.
This post was edited by AU49 on 4/29/2012 at 7:44 AM
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It's a group of people writing opinion pieces about teams they love and/or teams they hate. Everything, pro and con, that comes from that site should be taken with a few million grains of salt.
While Cam is and was awesome for us, I really don't think enough credit is given to the players around him.
1. The offensive line was pretty damn good. They had moments of weakness but were still probably a top 5 unit in the country.
2. Darvin Adams helped tremendously with little things. Darin is one of the best Auburn receivers I have seen about adjusting and coming back to help bail out a quarterback and he caught almost everything thrown within five yards of him.
3. Dyer was amazing the second half of the season, you know, when our offense got much better. This in turn took pressure off McCalleb and allowed him to break out a bit more.
Will Frazier be the next Cam? No. But we don't need another Cam if Kiehl can match his leadership on the offensive side of the ball and have a solid career. I think the talent surrounding Frazier is much better than that of Cam so that level isn't needed.
Why compare? Not really fair to Kiel. If he starts he will be a different qb than Cam. Nothing about Kiel reminds me of Cam. If I would compare him to a Qb of the past it would be Damien Craig.
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