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Cam Newton and the forbidden Audibles

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Rocky    32

its a shame that we see cam doing better from under center and calling audibles, then after another td drive go back to the fuging read option and the offense stalls for 2 quarters

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SCP    30,419

The thread title sounds like the name of an old motown band.

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AceBoogie    7,337

its a shame that we see cam doing better from under center and calling audibles, then after another td drive go back to the fuging read option and the offense stalls for 2 quarters

So you notice that too?

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ShutDwn    550

Does anyone really doubt Cam's throws when he has time to sit in the pocket? I'm convinced he is still the same player he just needs more support from the rest of the team. Throwing deep with a terrible run game isn't going to work.

I'm praying Cam and Lafell can end the season on a high note. He looked for Lafell more off the audibles.

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beastson    4,332

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000101742/article/cam-newton-must-get-right-kind-of-help-from-carolina-panthers

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rayzor    10,302

the more freedom he has to be himself on the field, the more empowered he'll feel and the more he'll be able to be his regular dynamic self.

he's a playmaker. when allowed he can make things happen. don't put that guy in a box anymore. make it simple with a lot of options and just trust him and we'll have that star we drafted, that dynamic offense we saw last year, and more wins.

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frash.exe    10,817

Being able to audible is one of those essential things you need to be allowed to do as a QB in order to function properly in this league

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rayzor    10,302

very good read.

the crux of it:

This year, offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski attempted to do more with Newton, trying to utilize all of the quarterback's talents to his full advantage. But more Newton proved to be less productive for the Panthers. On Monday night, Panthers coach Ron Rivera admitted the following, according to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer: "The thing is, we put a lot on his plate early in the year, and we've taken some of it back. He's reacted to that very well."

As with all quarterbacks, while it is important to know what to do, it can be even more important to know what not to do. The San Francisco 49ers understand this better than most teams. They have had two different quarterbacks succeed with their system, which highlights the skill sets of both players.

The Panthers are learning more about Newton with each game this season -- positively and negatively. The team should be getting a better idea of how to shape the offense around him. But any potential changes to the staff, whether with regard to the head coach or any other offensive position, could result in the implementation of a new system, a new offense and a new learning curve. For the Panthers to be successful next season, they must correctly identify their real problems -- from players to coaches to schemes -- and then handle them correctly.

That will be the challenge for the new general manager: Pinpointing the flaws that need fixing. Most people instinctively want to make big changes to losing teams, but strategic change will solve the Panthers' problems.

Carolina doesn't need a general manager who will come in with a broom and sweep everyone out. The Panthers need someone with an understanding of this team as it relates to the competition. The new GM must totally understand both the NFL and Newton's talents, and he must mesh these understandings together to create the right system.

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