I don't mean to speak for you CRA but I don't think CRA is suggesting that Cam run like a RB.
However, if you remove designed QB runs or read(run) option plays then you remove a key element that helped make the offense dynamic.
Teams are forced to account for Cam as runner or be prepared to give up 5 yards or more chunks of yards every time the Panthers run zone-read.
And no defense want to concede yards like that.
When they try to stop the running game they're more vulnerable to the pass.
This combination Cam's run threat in the read-option (designed runs) and his arm talent make the Panther's offense special.
Its a winning forumla, some might argue that the Panther's could have used the read-option even more.
The read option allowed a QB that can run almost as well as Cam but can't throw worth a damn to lead a 1-4 team to a playoff victory. (The Golden Calf of Bristol)
Cam's run threat in the read-option/zone-read is a gift.
Its a gift that I hope my team can harness with Griffin.
First, I now dislike you, into the pile with you.
I get what you are saying in regards to the read option. To some the benefits outweigh the costs. We run the ball a little less than half the time. Why Not have Cam start that play? I get it. I just don't like it. The threat is already there. There are plenty of options to play with. Why use the one option you cannot afford to lose?
Cam ran the ball 70+ times last year. I just happen to think that is 30ish too many. And even though he is hard as hellz to get a lick on, why tempt fate? Culpepper was a dual threat until Evans ended his reign. Let Cam lead the O, let him run when he sees the opening, let him be Cam. Just limit the designed run plays please.
I just want my once in a lifetime, swag monging, reinventor of the Franchise QB position, QB to have a long and healthy career. You guys are infatuated with what could be. While I applaud the idea, I have to politely refuse to join that line of thinking.
Second. There is a part of me that is curious as to how Shanny uses RG3. A small part, as they are my least favorite team. But for you, I try.