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Why the New Offense?

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Maybe I've missed this but has anyone directly questioned the staff in interviews about this? They're clearly avoiding wanting to change it. I just can't believe its based on pure stubbornness and laziness on Chud's part. There has to be something more.

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Aside from a few comments from Ron Jaworski and a couple others on NFL network I haven't seen anyone in the media ask "why the change or why stay with it".

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We will likely never know because these fuging moron reporters won't ask good questions. Instead, they'll blame everything on the players. "Why isn't X player doing well? Did X player's mistake cost you? Do you need to replace X player?" Why not ask the REAL question of, "why are the play calls so vastly different from last year to now? Why does it seem we're seeing the exact same play-calling with the exact same results? Why is there no adjusting to the types of plays called or the game-plan as a whole?"

No, no reporter is going to do that, because it's not as compelling as "Cam is in a sophomore slump" and other fuging idiotic headlines.

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Maybe I've missed this but has anyone directly questioned the staff in interviews about this? They're clearly avoiding wanting to change it. I just can't believe its based on pure stubbornness and laziness on Chud's part. There has to be something more.

Yeah, I don't understand why that question hasn't come up. Most of the local reporters seem afraid to ask any tough questions.

As to the stubbornness, think back to Mike Martz, another "genius". He almost got Kurt Warner and Marc Bulger killed in St. Louis by stubbornly sticking with a minimum protection scheme. Then he went to Chicago and did the same thing with Cutler. Some guys just think they are smarter than everyone else and refuse to consider otherwise.

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Aside from a few comments from Ron Jaworski and a couple others on NFL network I haven't seen anyone in the media ask "why the change or why stay with it".

Why has no reporter in the Charlotte media pressed Rivera for an answers to these basic questions?

1) Why was the one aspect of the Panthers (offense) that was successful last year so radically changed? (If it ain't broke, don't fix it.)

2) Why have you, Coach Rivera, yet to correct this painfully obvious mistake?

The sports media outlets in Charlotte seem to be among the most passive in the nation. Their lack of inquisitiveness when it comes to this major issue explains why we still don't know six games into the season why this change was made or why it has yet to be corrected.

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This O has a chance to be special. Its got a ton of talent on it. Go back to square one and do what we did last season and take the pressure off of Cam.

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This is a very good question, and unfortunately we will probably never know the reason. We can only guess, and more than likely be wrong. I wonder if we no longer have the players to run the same offense as 2011?

The only major personnel changes from 2011 to 2012: Shockey & Wharton. It's hard to believe those 2 players would make this much differerence. But, they were running a lot of 2 TE sets in 2011....this year that does not seem to be happening. No other TE has stepped up to take Shockey's production.

Also, Gross & Smith are not getting any younger, and Williams has not been effective at all this year. Smith has definitely lost a step, and should be a slot or #2 WR. However, he is still clearly the best WR on the team which is a concern. Also, the O-line is worse this year vs. 2011 (even before Kalil went on IR) and perhaps that has something to do with an experience LG Wharton vs. a rookie. When they have run the ball, it has not been effective. Other than not being able to run, Cam has very little time in the pocket this year (and he did have time last year).

My best theory is the new offense is to cover the weaknesses and lack of personnel needed to run the offense they want to run.

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Maybe I've missed this but has anyone directly questioned the staff in interviews about this? They're clearly avoiding wanting to change it. I just can't believe its based on pure stubbornness and laziness on Chud's part. There has to be something more.

Its been deflected by Rivera stating he did not have the right personal to run his offense.My guess is after all the fallout Chud will change the game plan or be gone. I think losing Shockey was much bigger than anyone thought,

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Its been deflected by Rivera stating he did not have the right personal to run his offense.My guess is after all the fallout Chud will change the game plan or be gone. I think losing Shockey was much bigger than anyone thought,

I suspect there were no follow up questions from the media like:

What personnel specifically are you missing that you can't run last year's offense?

Why are those personnel no longer here?

Why were these positions not filled with similarly talented individuals in the draft or free agency?

Whose decision was it to go forward without the personnel needed to run last years successful offense?

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