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Pete Prisco also thinks the read option is to blame for Cams problems


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#21 jtnc

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:46 PM

2. So what's wrong with Panthers quarterback Cam Newton? That's one of the most-asked questions in the league today. After studying his game against the Cowboys, there are several things wrong. It starts with the design of the offense. The read-option principles help Newton make plays with his legs, but I see it hurting his fundamentals. His footwork has regressed. He threw too much off-balance against the Cowboys and it hurt his accuracy. The Panthers needs to just let him play quarterback. He also had some key drops, two of the five linemen struggled in front of him and he failed to hit on a few shots. I will say this: He looked much more comfortable when he played a more conventional style of offense in this game. It might be time to ditch that read-option and let him become a pocket passer.


The pictures below are an example of Newton's poor mechanics costing him a big play.


Newton has running back Mike Tolbert wide open in the middle of the field. But take a look at Newton's balance as he threw. There was none. He looked awkward and he didn't seem to follow through. His pass sailed. As you can see in the second picture, the ball was high and outside and Tolbert couldn't pull it in. This is a throw that all good quarterbacks have to hit. But I believe the read-option garbage the Panthers run is bringing on bad habits for Newton. The mechanics of the position are not what they should be for him, which is why his accuracy isn't as good as it should be.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:15 PM

WTF does Prisco know? He predicted the panthers to go 3-13 for crying out loud!

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:39 PM

WTF does Prisco know? He predicted the panthers to go 3-13 for crying out loud!

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Actaully, 5-11.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:01 PM

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How could our coaches be this Fugging Stupid! How can they not see what is so obvious? How can they continue to NOT adjust to this? Unbelievable. Rivera is a sack of poo.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:28 PM

I have liked Rivera but if he does not stop Chud from using the read option then it is time for the next man up.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

I bet he is so smug after that prediction. For many reasons I hope we can win at least 7 games this season (long shot, I know) and his prediction is one of them.


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