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Gil Brandt: Panthers Offensive Scheme Hampering Newton

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Get ready to rage.

It's unlikely they're going to install a new offense over a bye week.

You may see a little more diversity in playcalling but my gut tells me the offense isn't going to change a whole lot mid-season. I hope they prove me wrong.

don't need to see a new playbook or a new offense.

just need to be better in using what we have. chud just needs to be more disciplined and less fancy and the players just have to quit making boneheaded mistakes.

of course that might be too much to ask in a week off, but i think most of the problem is between people's ears. hopefully they all had a reboot during the bye and are all focused in the direction they need to be.

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Finally someone in the media is not scared to challenge Chud. I was beginning to think he was some sort of mobster.

Adande and Smith have remarked about Chud and the RB situation on Around el Horn on more than one occasion

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Its not a lot to change. You run a traditional offense. If Cam gets hurt and D.A come in, what you think they're going to run?

What did we run in the pre-season? Its there, they're just choosing this bullshit. If the read option is ran 1 time in the 1st quarter, Im turning the game off

Winning a game with it doesn't even matter. It's about winning consistently

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Part of the Problem is they are not even doing the read option correctly.

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You can go look at Cams highlights from last year and see most of his great plays came out of pro style stuff. I dont know what the hell Chud has been thinking this season. He is tryin to hard to prove he is smarter than everybody else or somethin. He wants that head coaching job.

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I'm trying really hard to figure out why we need any kind of special offense in order to take advantage of Cams skill set.

In any pro style offense, he would be able to run, option or throw. What makes "him" so much of a threat is that he has the ability to really hurt you with a run. I mean seriously, in an I formation, the option can still be run to the wings - or the backs can be lead blockers - or he can bootleg.

Chud, please explain to me how we had 2 each 1,000 yd rushers a couple of years ago - but we need a spread offense to take advantage of Cams ability to run?

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Maybe the staff is unsure whether Cam can run a pro-style offense....hmm

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The Offense we had the last nine games last year was phenomenal. Everyone thought that was what we were going to have this year. The expectations were high. From everyone, and everywhere. Well, almost everyone.

So what does our genius OC do? Instead of doing this, he did that. Cut his nose to spite his face. You think this, so I'll do the opposite. Who the fug knows what Chud is doing? And IMO, it shows on the field. A discombobulated unmitigated mess.

Players need direction. Some more than others. But they need the control. Right now, I don't think anyone has a clue. Except Chud. And he ain't talking. To me anywho. Anyone else heard from him? Quite little rascal. Beware the quite ones. Uh, sorry.

Get back to form and this offense is a thing of beauty. What we have is more the beast. Slap Chud back into reality. And we are good to go.

Anyone out there in a position to SLAP the poo outta Chud? Anyone?

In conclussion. For what ever reason Chud is having a hard time deciding on an identity. Until he does, we may be in for one hell of a rollercoaster of a ride. Yippee. Just one more thing to get excited over.

Beat the cowpatty's and things will look rosier. Lose this week and the implossion should be heard in Katmandu. I vote peace of mind. So beat Dallus.

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In conclussion. For what ever reason Chud is having a hard time deciding on an identity. Until he does, we may be in for one hell of a rollercoaster of a ride. Yippee. Just one more thing to get excited over.

I would put a large amount of money that he looked at how well that option worked last year when we ran it as a tool in an otherwise very different offense, hit the bong, and decided that if it worked every now and then it would work EVEN BETTER if we ran it....EVEN MORE.

Thus our new offensive scheme is born.

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Maybe the staff is unsure whether Cam can run a pro-style offense....hmm

Curious question. From what I have seen from Cam, I would see no problem with him running any offense. Or at least one that puts you in position to be successful.

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Norv turner as an OC next year would be a godsend (if only..)

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Brandt is the godfather....Rivera and Chud should pay attention.

The Cowboys game is the the test. Can this staff develop and execute a good game plan? They have talent to work with. I want to see them use it appropriately.

To be sure, Newton has not performed as well as many people think he should. But expectations might have been a bit too high for the young quarterback and his team. We forget that only one of the Panthers' six wins in 2011 came against an opponent with a winning record, an opponent (the Houston Texans) that happened to be starting a third-string quarterback.

It's hard to criticize a guy too much when he's playing for a less-than-great squad. In addition to the Panthers' problems at tight end, they haven't gotten very good play from the offensive line, and this has also hampered Newton. Things are only going to get harder now that veteran center Ryan Kalil (who famously promised Carolina would contend for the Super Bowl this season) is out for the year.

The Panthers surely knew opposing defenses would try different things to limit Newton, and likely thought changing their offensive scheme would help them stay ahead of the curve. Instead, it's held them (and him) back. Offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski is very good, and I think he'll be a head coach someday. But it would be very hard to dramatically the Panthers' offensive approach mid-season. Carolina is coming off a bye week, so perhaps we'll see some new looks. But they're alsofacing the Dallas Cowboys, who promise to be a tricky defensive matchup.

The bottom line is Newton isn't struggling as much as people think he is, and he hasn't slid backwards, development-wise. Michael Lombardi, in whom I have a lot of faith, picked Newton as one of his red-chip players before the season, and I still think he'll end up being that good. But Newton also hasn't advanced much and hasn't been helped by the Panthers' offensive game plan.

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