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#49 tiger7_88


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Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:49 AM

There's a huge difference in Newton and Anderson. Yes, Anderson can make the throws. But what Newton brings is mobility and a running threat. With the running threat, the defense has to account for where Newton is at all times, or he'll take off for a ten yard gain. That generally means one less defender in deep coverage.

As for the mobility, look at all the plays that Newton extends with pocket awareness and his ability to escape the rush and then throw. If Anderson is back there, that's a sack. Frankly, Clausen's dink and dunk would be better than Anderson trying to be Cam. That's not to take away from him, but he just isn't physically equipped to do what Newton does.

I'm glad I read ahead because you pretty much summed it up. :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 09:54 AM

part of what chud and shula did pre-draft was go into rivera and hurney and show them what they could do with the offense to make use of his skillset.

I can't verify it, but I also suspect Chud and Shula may have knocked on Gus Malzahn's (the Auburn offensive coordinator) door and had a short discussion.

Either that or they just directly ripped off what they saw on film of Newton last year which could also (and maybe more likely) be the case.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 12:44 PM

To the OP slap yourself...the 2006 CLE Browns offense was nothing like this...AT ALL. The only carry over is an emphasis just like the emphasis in SD to pick up yards in chunks, and vertically stretch the field.

That year CLE ran the ball much more with Jamal Lewis, there were no QB Powers O's, Options, etc. This is a new offense with a carry over in philosophy regarding the vertical stretch. Cam is what makes this offense go because it's built around his skill set.

If Anderson were to start I do not think we'd see the same production, Kurt Warner was very successful in the ARi offense, insert Anderson under the same OC...and he lost his job to the rookie Skelton.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 01:00 PM

Cam IS the system.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:33 PM

Lets not forget Derek Anderson had a pro bowl year under chud...So unlike Indy, I feel if Cam went down we would have little to no drop off in the passing game... (rushing would obviously take a hit) I feel the coaching staff feels the same and that is why Anderson got a 5 year deal...The offense is built solely around a strong arm. Yes it does require accuracy but for the most part it's about stretching the field. Cam Newton is amazing don't get me wrong, but I feel if he went any where else we wouldn't be comparing him to the MJ of the NFL. Chud deserves a deal for the ages for the way he turned this O around. It's plug and play for years to come Panther's fans enjoy!

This same argument was made about jeff davidson in 08 after he turned our offense around. The problem is it was for one season. Let him prove himself for more than a year.

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 02:42 PM

trd has another account?