I sure would like to see where Cam and the Panthers would be right now if defense was emphasized and Deangelo Williams and Jonathon Stewart carried the bulk of the load while Cam was aked to pass ~ 20 times per game the first couple years as Ben Rothlisberger was.
Learn how to win, carry more responsibility as warranted. Big Ben is one hellova crunch time QB at this point in his career. Cam should be able to do everything Rothlisberger does and run a 4.6 40 while doing it.
i don't want cam held back. i don't want this offense held back. if this team is going to go forward, it has to move forward.
we can't play the game the way we used to or really the way the steelers did when big ben was a rookie. you have to be able to put a lot of points on the board. if you don't, then you get left behind. passing just 20 times a game just isn't going to cut it anymore. nothing that you posted disputed that.
you can't learn how to win when your offense is playing a brand of offense that keeps you from getting the points on the board you need to win.
Cam Newton | 23 Pass Attempts or Less
Cam Newton | 24 Pass Attempts or More
My math might be off just slightly but your statement I quoted is incorrect.
i don't know because i'm not a math wizard or whatever, but i thought my math was still pretty good. 24>20. 23>20.
maybe i'm just not seeing things right, but i said in response to kevin greene that you have to be able to put a lot of points on the board...that passing just 20 times a game just isn't going to cut it.
i think it would be great to have defense that can shut down offenses to low scores, but you can't count on that. you HAVE to be able to put a lot of points on the board and that usually entails a lot of passing. that's not saying that you have to do it every week, esp. if your defense can handle that every week...but that just isn't something that you can count on every week.
i want an offense and esp. a HC that recognizes that and that recognizes that you have to be able to put up a lot of points every week. i want a HC that recognizes that the rules and the game is shifting towards a protection of the passing game making it easy to get down the field quickly using the pass and will be able to score quicker and more often. i want a HC that takes advantage of that rather than trying to be of the "old guard" that plays the game the same way it was played years ago.
for one thing, not scoring a lot or being able to puts a ton of pressure on the defense to control the game and you just can't and you esp. shouldn't do that.
make the defense suffocating, but make the offense prolific. THAT is the key to long term success in the changing world of football.