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redietz
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August 31st, 2021 at 8:11:30 PM permalink
Cam was cut today, which prompted me to bang out the following blog entry. Not sure what the link rules are, but my blog is not monetized in any way. No ads, no clicks do anything, I get nothing -- period.

Sometimes these things write themselves. Very gambling related, for those interested.

https://theskepticalgambler.blogspot.com/2021/08/sports-cam-covid-and-deepest-cut.html
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mcallister3200
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August 31st, 2021 at 8:29:46 PM permalink
I canít believe his vax status has anything to do with it. Heís been washed for three years, Bill isnít going to win a championship with him, he likes Mac. No QB controversy with Cam not around. Thatís it.

If this was Rodgers, Wilson, Mahomes etc this simply isnít happening, zero chance regardless of their vax decision. I mean itís the same reason Carolina moved on from him to a fringe starter who they moved on from after one season in Teddy two gloves Bridgewater. They gotta sensationalize it I suppose.
redietz
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August 31st, 2021 at 10:33:42 PM permalink
I don't really think he's starter material any longer. He aged/injured fast, but that was always going to happen with his style of play. I was surprised the Patriots didn't get another QB in a trade. The Alabama kid is good, but it's too severe a transition to expect him to deal with third-and-eight all day when he saw third-and-eight once a game in college. The new QBs are good, but it's asking too much. Both JVille and the Jets will be lucky to keep these kids upright for two-thirds of the season. At least the Pats will have some brains about it. Mac is the rookie QB least likely to get carted off before December. You saw what happened to the LSU kid with Cincinnati -- he got hit more than just about any rookie I have seen in 40 years. It was brutal.

As I said in the blog piece, when I saw the second half of the Pat pre-season game, I figured they'd decided on Mac and were just letting him rack up some stats for the PR since Cam's stats weren't half bad. I will say this for Newton -- his accuracy has never been great, but these days he's almost always going to the proper receiver. He'll be around awhile.
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AxelWolf
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September 1st, 2021 at 5:35:13 AM permalink
Quote: redietz

Not sure what the link rules are, but my blog is not monetized in any way. No ads, no clicks do anything, I get nothing -- period.

Then what's the point?
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redietz
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September 1st, 2021 at 6:13:50 AM permalink
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Then what's the point?



I'm guessing you don't have many friends or family members who are cops, service members, teachers, ministers, professors, social workers, or artists. It must be interesting going through life trying to live A Fistful of Dollars without bullets. God bless you.
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September 1st, 2021 at 7:23:45 AM permalink
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If this was Rodgers, Wilson, Mahomes etc this simply isnít happening



He's not those players. The decision wasn't "starter or cut", it was "backup or cut". He's more likely to have NFL covid protocols prevent him from attending practice or a game due to his unvaccinated status than a vaccinated player. A backup QB needs to be available. It's not unreasonable to think that he'd still be on the team if he was vaccinated.
mcallister3200
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September 1st, 2021 at 7:53:22 AM permalink
I guess I simply do not believe if they had decided to start Mac week one that they would roster him as a backup regardless. Iím not sure Cam is/was willing to accept that heís a backup yet, which could be an issue.
redietz
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September 1st, 2021 at 7:56:28 AM permalink
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He's not those players. The decision wasn't "starter or cut", it was "backup or cut". He's more likely to have NFL covid protocols prevent him from attending practice or a game due to his unvaccinated status than a vaccinated player. A backup QB needs to be available. It's not unreasonable to think that he'd still be on the team if he was vaccinated.




Yeah, Cam would have finished the year as a backup.

I pretty much saw him as a start-until-you-lose-a-couple player this season. I suspect he would have started for three/four weeks, then handed over the reins depending on results. Even in that division, not likely the Pats win the division with a rookie QB trying to go 16 games, so I could see Newton the starter initially. Either Newton keeps them in division contention, or there's a switch. Cam was going to finish the year as a backup unless some miracle occurred.

Like I said, one thing that will keep him in the league is his choice of receivers, which is really spot on regardless of inaccuracy. Almost all of his errors are physical these days, not mental. Last season, he occasionally tried to jam a rocket ball into a 15-18 yard pattern with a tight window, and he's not accurate enough to do that regularly, but it's not so much that he misread the defense or was stubborn. He just had no other option, which (given the overall lousy Pat receiving corps) happened quite a bit.
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September 1st, 2021 at 12:58:56 PM permalink
Quote: redietz

I'm guessing you don't have many friends or family members who are cops, service members, teachers, ministers, professors, social workers, or artists. It must be interesting going through life trying to live A Fistful of Dollars without bullets. God bless you.

Definitely not cops, however you'd be surprised at the quite diverse group of friends I do have, I can think of at least one or more in each category. I don't really take much stock in, nor am I impressed in one's job title, some of the dumbest or most screwed up people I have known had some special job title. Some of the smartest, most interesting(even a bit crazy), and best people I have known, are just regular Joes.

While I have had a few friends who were ministers in the past, if I were to lend any merit to one's profession, I would add that to the very bottom of my list and I would put artists to the top.

I have no clue what "tying to live A Fistful of Dollars without bullets" even means, please explain.

While it seems that you used this as an opportunity to indicate/brag you have a group of friends and family that are well rounded and perhaps respected in their profession(you missed an opportunity and left out writers and authors), you really never did answer the question.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
mcallister3200
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September 1st, 2021 at 1:11:15 PM permalink
I would think the answer would be semi obvious: he probably simply enjoys writing. I donít enjoy making money. I certainly enjoy the freedom making some money provides.

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