While former Auburn University QB Cam Newton has created a lot of buzz this week, he clearly has a long way to go as a passer based on the offensive scheme he played in last season.
“I think the hardest thing now is the college game has moved further away from the pro game. The college offenses, Cam Newton’s thrown what, 285 passes? In an offense that doesn’t resemble anything in pro football,” former NFL executive Michael Lombardi said. “Now you say he’s in shotgun. But the shotgun is completely different than the shotgun in our league. It’s a completely different league. So you have to spend time understanding what they’re going through and what they’re taught and how their reads are. Because the college game is vastly different than the pro game. And it’s going in another direction.”