Where does the 2011 Panthers rushing offense rank all-time?Wahh... GM pays stud RBs We are still a running team!
Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:25 AM
We have a truely innovative OC, a (hopefully) HOF WR and a true NFL dual threat QB. Of course we will pass the ball.
But we also have one of the most imposing ground attacks in the last 20 years, and have only improved it.
RR has repeatedly talked about dictating the game on offense and imposing their will on teams. Based on where we are investing our $/picks, I think its pretty obvious what that will will be.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:32 AM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:41 AM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:33 AM
Fact remains they probably saw the field together 10 times all year. Talent, sitting, watching....
Double Trouble is great. But a luxury. There are more important positions we need to worry about going forward. Not sure why this fanbase cares so greatly about having the best backup RB in the NFL as we continue to develop more holes seemingly every season at important positions.
So? The fact that they had less snaps in years prior , means they had more time to "sit and watch" in those years then they ever did in 2011. If talent wasted is defined by talent sitting and watching from the sidlines, then 2008-2010 wasted more then 2011.
The fact is we took advantage of there abillity and used them more then any other year since there inception.
How are the signings and holes related? What is it realistically preventing us from doing? For the next couple years no major Carolina players are heading into FA. The draft isnt a expensive. And In the ten years of the Hurney era we have rarley been a team that signs big market FA.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:16 AM
Anybody who thinks that we just invested $50+m and a 2nd round pick in 3 integral pieces of our rushing attack, to heave the ball 40+ times a game, is functionally retarded.
2011 - we gave DeAngleo a monster deal. Our RBs then proceeded to rush the ball a franchise low number of times. Name a team in the NFL whose RBs had less rush attempts in 2011?
As a rookie Newton averaged 32 pass a attempts per game, factor in sacks they were asking him to do it roughly 34 times a game. In addition, he ran slightly over 7 times a game. So last year, over 40 times a game the ball was in the QBs hands asking him to make a play.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 06:25 AM
crap is flying both ways and i'm prety sure we're all wading in it on a daily basis around here.
After the first two games last season you would get crucified here for suggesting that the team needed to run more...people just wanted to see Newton throw for 400 yards every game.
Now you get crap thrown at you if you don't agree that the team needs so much invested in running backs.
victim stuff is weak.