You mean like how he only threw for 300 + yards and how they actually used 2 of the top 8 highest paid running backs in the league?
Put it like this, if they did that 7 weeks ago, you wouldn't be on this site. Kind of coincides with the poor coaching performance theme we have going on here.
One last post before I get off work (yes, yes, blind homers, go ahead and celebrate and post insults),
Newton had 315 yards passing yesterday: 65 of it came on a complete busted coverage play by the Bears. Another huge chunk of it came on a Newton jump ball that Smitty makes a great play on. Newton also threw 2 interceptions and could have easily thrown 2 more. He completed barely 50 % of his passes and his Quarterback rating was, I think, 50. In other words, terrible.
I agree with the general premise of your argument, I think.
The one huge mistake Ron Rivera made ( it will probably cost him his job) was trying to design an offense around Cam Newton.
This team has quite a bit of talent on offense, and a rapidly improving defense which is on the verge of becoming a top tier unit.
Amazingly, the complete moron Rivera is accomplishing this defensive improvement with very suspect talent in the secondary.
Anyway, they took the game largely out of Newton's hands and played much better football.
Let's hope it continues.