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Actually intelligent analysis of Newton's year (not psychobabble bullpoo)


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#13 Mr. Scot

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:38 AM

That's kind of what I'm getting at in why his performance on 2nd downs are bad. If we run a stupid read-option play on 1st and lose 5 yards, defenses and DCs know we are playing out of that base set with a emphasis on finesse, so what are we going to do on 2nd and 15?


Aaaahhh, 2nd and 15, or 1st and 15... Takes me back to the days when Steussie was our left tackle.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:52 AM

Every team faces 2nd and long. Some face it more than others but everyone faces it enough to do analysis on it.

Also we have the 7th fewest penalties in the NFL this year.

We do have the longest yards to go in the NFL on 3rd down passes (which is partly because of your point but also because of Cam's struggles on 2nd down), and as the article states even though his 3rd down stats are mediocre he's at least not racking up wasted yardage (3rd down completions that don't get 1st downs) like RG3, Blaine Gabbert, and Freeman so his 3rd down passes go for 1st down when they are completed.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:01 AM

Every team faces 2nd and long. Some face it more than others but everyone faces it enough to do analysis on it.

Also we have the 7th fewest penalties in the NFL this year.

We do have the longest yards to go in the NFL on 3rd down passes (which is partly because of your point but also because of Cam's struggles on 2nd down), and as the article states even though his 3rd down stats are mediocre he's at least not racking up wasted yardage (3rd down completions that don't get 1st downs) like RG3, Blaine Gabbert, and Freeman so his 3rd down passes go for 1st down when they are completed.


With Newton being a better longballer, it almost works to his advantage. Problematic in the Red Zone though. Someone quoted a stat that the Panthers are something like two of twelve passing from inside the ten this year (with two picks).

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:10 AM

Disagree on the dink and dunk. Newton is a way better longball thrower than short touch passer, and that turns your offense into a horizontal attack if you don't have great YAC receivers (and other than Smith, we don't).


He needs a Newton version of a dink and dunk....which is why the 2 TE sets were great. Mid level throws.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

He needs a Newton version of a dink and dunk....which is why the 2 TE sets were great. Mid level throws.


That I could get behind.

Throw in a stronger rushing attack to help in the red zone and you've got a deal.