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Cam Newton and the forbidden Audibles

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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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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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So you notice that too?

oh yeah, everyone should have noticed. what they started with the first few drives had them on fire.. then came the read option and the eagles d started to look competent. coincidence?

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Yeh...it's like Ron and Co are letting him play QB... imagine that

Too little too late though

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This is something that has frustrated me. Most college QB's audible. Seems like all NFL QB's, even rookies audible. Why would Ron and Chud want the Panthers to run a play they know has no chance of succeeding? Why has the audible not been an option? So just now they are adding this in...gradually? What/who is the problem?

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/11/27/3691460/newtons-newfound-freedom-leads.html

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This is something that has frustrated me. Most college QB's audible. Seems like all NFL QB's, even rookies audible. Why would Ron and Chud want the Panthers to run a play they know has no chance of succeeding? Why has the audible not been an option? So just now they are adding this in...gradually? What/who is the problem?

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/11/27/3691460/newtons-newfound-freedom-leads.html

Chud is the problem. He believes he's a genius whose every play call is infallible, and doesn't want Cam overriding him.

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Keek said will still had a chance at the playoffs LOL

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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

I was screaming this at the TV during the game when they did that. They have done this before. I just dont get it. I think this offense and Cam is better when he is under center.

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It's just funny how much better he is when he's free. His whole demeanor changes. Look at first half Cam (specifically the end of the first half as we let the time run out). Cam was frustrated that he and the offense weren't trusted to try and get a few more points before the half and it showed. I think it was the 2nd half, but whenever Cam called the audible to the QB sneak from the 5 that got us to the 1....THAT'S WHAT CAM DOES! He sees the weaknesses in defenses. He knows the call to make. When we let Cam make those decisions, he is better and the team is better. I hope this wasn't a one time thing. I hope this is a permanent change. Sure, at some point, he'll call a bad audible. All QBs do, even the great ones. The human mind, no matter how good at a specific thing, is fallible. But those are learning experiences, like anything else.

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Chud finally swallowed his pride and let the kid call some audibles... it's about time!

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