Cam Newton and the forbidden Audibles
Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:06 PM
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.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:31 PM
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.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:00 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:31 PM
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?
Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:40 PM
Yeh...it's like Ron and Co are letting him play QB... imagine that
Too little too late though
Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:23 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:47 PM
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?
Chud is the problem. He believes he's a genius whose every play call is infallible, and doesn't want Cam overriding him.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:05 PM
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