Breaking Down Struggles of Andy Dalton, Cam Newton & Other Second-Year QBs

November 7, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The dreaded sophomore slump. Is it real or just a way for lazy journalists to explain the decline in play and production from second-year players?
Whether the sophomore slump is real or not, there is no doubting that many second-year quarterbacks are struggling in 2012. Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, Christian Ponder and Andy Dalton have all seen far more bad than good this year, but it's not only because this is their second year.
What's to blame for the ups and downs from the four starting quarterbacks from the 2011 NFL draft?
Cam Newton
A superstar rookie season likely put expectations way too high for Cam Newton during the 2012 season, but he's failed to live up to even conservative hopes for his second season. How much of that is on Cam, though?
Newton has struggled, but he's also playing behind an offensive line that is one of the worst in the NFL this season. Newton has been sacked only 17 times through eight games, but take into account his abi...

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