Picking Up the Cam Newton Is a Turnover Machine Rant

In case you missed it things got a little wild over at ESPN's NFC South blog when Pat Y's Friday chat got derailed by this comment from a fan in ATL. Gee I wonder which team this guy pulls for? [smiles wryly]

CC (Atlanta): Cam is a turnover machine yet you only single out Ryan and Freeman for shoddy play. I get that Cam is a rookie but he is SO careless with the ball.

Pat Yasinskas: True, but Cam's putting up some other big numbers.

though there is no denying the turnovers would you agree Newton is 'SO careless' with the ball? I thought I would do a comparison with some big name QB's this season as well against Andy Dalcon, the rookie QB with the best shot at challenging Newton for ROY. I also added the stats from each of these QBs from their first year as a starter.

Name

2011 # Starts

2011 Total TDs (Pass/Rush)

2011 INTs

2011 Fum Lost

2011 Total

1st YR Comparison to Newton Rookie Year

1st YR TD/INT/Fum

Cam Newton

8

11-7

9

2

11

 

Drew Brees

8

 19-0

10

0

10

2002 - 2nd (SD)

17/16/0

Phillip Rivers

7

 7-1

11

3

14

2006 - 3rd Yr

22/9/2

Josh Freeman

7

 7-2

10

0

10

2009 - 1st

10/18/02

Andy Dalton

7

9-1

7

0

7

2011 - 1st

9/7/0

 

As you can see I would hardly say Newton is that much more careless with the football than his current peers, which by the way are the some the top QBs in the NFL. I will agree some of his turnovers have been poorly timed or extremely costly. So do you buy this guys assertion Newton is a 'Turnover Machine' and if not is it simply because he is also so productive that you overlook it?

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