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panthers offense shifting to power running game...

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Amini's strength has always been his power in the run game. This shift in running attack will benefit his playing style maybe more than Stewart's.

Amini has no strengths right now.

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Amini has no strengths right now.

That's one opinion.

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The problem with the running game isn't either DeAngelo or Stewie. The Zone Read became Rivera's version of Fox's draw play. Done to death, always predictable.

Just frikkin' hand the ball off to either of those guys and let them do what they are capable of. Want Cam to run? Have him drop back for a pass, set the safeties as he scans the field, then take off.

This zone read deal is great a few times a game and that's the deal with it. It has to be something that wasn't what they were looking for. Right now, every team knows how to handle it by just keeping a spy on Newton and playing their gaps.

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i think if the players can quit making stupid mistakes and the play-calling and design begins to look more like last year's offense then we've got a chance.

i've got my fingers crossed.

I just wish we hadn't replaced our second tight end with a 5'9" running back. The 2 tight end sets with Shockey and Olsen are what we have been missing. It may improve but it won't be the same as last year.

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If Rivera calls that option play more than once, he should be fired on the spot and made to find his own way back to wherever he lives.

It is ludicrious that someone says 'its the process' 'it's execution' does not change something that is not working and does not understand what his players strengths are.

For the sake of the fans and the team, I hope they win games and look like a pro team. Rivera going at the end of year would not break my heart. Never liked the hiring.

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the phrase "too little, too late" comes to mind

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Shouldn't have came out with this if true. Should've surprized chicago with it.

Exactly what I was thinking while reading the OP. Have Chicago sitting in the gameplan room, laughing histerically about defended the read option. Then go apeshit on them 2008 style.

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Uhh, a successful power running game isn't really about surprises, but more about....power.....

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Uhh, a successful power running game isn't really about surprises, but more about....power.....

But why let'em know you're switching it up? Just let them think we're coming out with the same ol' game plan...then pow! They get a whole new offense to deal with.

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What's really killing us is that one style of read option, where cam has to decide whether to hand it off or run it himself. That makes no sense, either way the defender is in position to tackle either of the two options who are right beside each other. The ones where he either pitches or keeps it or the ones where he hands off or throws work as often as they don't (although they need to be cut back a little too). But they should never run one of the first type I mentioned ever again.

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