Originally Posted by hockeyrobot
I think I would go RGIII for two reasons.
I know he's young but Newton's attitude off the field and lack of maturity bothers me. The towel over the head and pouting should be kept in the private confines of the locker room or his own time. The QB is the leader of the offense and keeping that reality or perception is important. I say perception because sure maybe some QBs aren't meant to be leaders....but dont openly show it or else you're going to get buried as Newton is right now.
The second reason is that I trust the Skins management a hell of a lot more to build a successfuly team than I do the Panthers.
I think the Newton issues are accelerated by the HD era of TV (ie cameras always looking for his reaction on the sidelines). In the past a lot of that stuff would simply not leak out. Now you have segments on NFL Network shows debating if Newton should be allowed to put a towel over his head.
However there is definitely something to getting rattled and not being ready to shine the next series. Guys like Brady, Favre, Manning, Ryan, Brees, etc have thrown plenty of picks but are always fired up and ready to go when the ball comes back to them. I definitely think RG3 is closer to that than Newton is.
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