I absolutely love the work the guys do over at FO. I believe they're hands-down the best advanced metric site on the net, and their in depth analysis of plays and players is second to none. This kind of fastidious attention to detail is ever present in today's piece on Cam Newton.
This doesn't sugar coat his game, nor does it deride him for his interceptions. Rather, it looks at why the interceptions were thrown and attempts to give us details about what Cam saw and what Green Bay was playing on defense. Writer Doug Farrar basically paints the picture of a rookie QB like many others in the league- one who does some things very well, and struggles with others. In the end we are left with a fairly positive outlook on things
Newton's performance against the Packers impressed me in different ways than his debut did. It's clear that his brain doesn't melt when he's faced with different formations up front, and while he caught a major break with Tramon Williams on the sideline, he also showed at times that he can and will read coverages correctly. For that reason, I'm not as alarmed when he reverts or loses his way -- it's pretty clear that everything is still coming together for Newton, but in a very good way.
There's not much more to say about this article other than 'read it', because it's just a fabulous piece on our young QB.