you keep the coordinator and players the same.....and insert Jimmy Clausen. Carolina would have the 31st or 32nd ranked offense.
I call bullpoo. Though it might not even be top 10 but the talent this team has, we'd be much better than we were last year regardless.
I give Chud a lot of props for the turnaround, but let's be honest here. If Jimmy was running this offense with the same pieces, we would be lucky to sniff the top 25.
With Anderson, we might hit 18 to 20.
Don't underestimate the impact of Cam's mobility. The ability to run and pass like he does makes him one of a kind.
Edit: CRA beat me to it.
Anderson 18-20? lol, what? We have more talent than that Cleveland 2007 team and they were top 10... Even if teams have figured Anderson out a bit, I still say we'd be much better than 18-20.
I think you guys give this offense too little credit. Not trying to take away from Cam here but we've got two of the best running backs in the league, two elite tight ends, one of the best receivers in the game, and an innovative OC. Sure, we'd not be as good without Cam, but I think we'd still have a decent offense. This offense has come together because the pieces work well together, but no one piece is the sole reason for the turnaround.
I guarantee you that if you put Cam on that 2010 team he looks pedestrian at best. Smitty was burned out as much by the coaching staff as the players.
Edited by mav1234, 19 December 2011 - 03:29 PM.