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Gil Brandt: Panthers Offensive Scheme Hampering Newton


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#37 RelaxImaPro

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:20 PM

Didn't they talk all offseason about how huge, diverse, and complex Chud's playbook was? 1000+ pages of the same option play, smh.

Sure fooled me.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:33 PM

Didn't they talk all offseason about how huge, diverse, and complex Chud's playbook was? 1000+ pages of the same option play, smh.

Sure fooled me.


Wasn't everyone worried after last season that some team was gonna offer Chud a HC job?

Funny how opinions change so fast...

Chud from 2011 was awesome... 2012 Chud is a dud.

#39 Marguide

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:40 PM

I'm sure Chud's reasoning goes something like this...

So far this year, the backs have averaged about the same whether we run out of an I formation or the read option (and yes, this is in fact true). However, Cam contributes more big runs out of the read option, so it's a win-win.

The problem with this is we tend to have a few big runs, followed by many small or negative runs. This means we often don't move the chains. Add to that, when Cam is under center with the backs in the I, we pass more than we run, so we really don't give the run game time to develop. If we don't run successfully right off the bat, Chud typically abandons the run, perhaps because he doesn't trust the defense. As others have said, our playcalling is just a hot mess right now.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:44 PM

good thing gil finally read my emails

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:48 PM

I like Gil Brandt a lot. For those who don't know he was the GM for Dallas for many of the glory years. He flat out loves Cam. Was in his camp before the Panthers drafted him and was a major supporter all last year. I also heard him call John Fox a "Defensive Genius" last year on his Sirius radio show. This article was spot on written by a hall of fame level football guy.

I predicted a 7-9 record this season. This quote sums up part of my reasoning:

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.



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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:15 PM

I have felt this way all season. It has been frustrating.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:25 PM

gil and the cowboys ability to steal year after year in the draft with the homework they did is the reason the draft was moved back to April. to allow everybody else to catch up.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:01 PM

gil and the cowboys ability to steal year after year in the draft with the homework they did is the reason the draft was moved back to April. to allow everybody else to catch up.


He is still amazing on the radio. People will call in about some player from years ago and Gill will remember the high school he went to, how many yards he had his senior year and what color socks he was wearing.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:21 AM

Gil knows football and players, no doubt...he is seldom wrong.

Truthfully though, everything he said has been said on this board by many people.

It is really not to hard to see what is wrong with the Panthers.

Shame our coaching staff apparently lacks the same vision.

It could not be more obvious.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 07:33 AM

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


This is what angers me the most. They act like last year didn't happen. I could see if this was year one for Cam.