I am counting him as part of the rushing attack.
Considering he has accounted for 32% of our rushing yardage and 46% of our rushing TDs under Rivera.....yeah, he is a factor. yes, it should be assumed Newton will account for about 25% of our rush attempts next year (which would be down for him).
Mike Tolbert rushed the ball 303 times his two years prior to coming here. Which was more than Williams and only 17 less than Stewart in the same window. So yes, Tolbert has proven he can carry a much larger workload than he had last year in Carolina.
And again, no one would carry the load.....they all are parts of the rush attack. Adrian Peterson carries the load.....On a Cam, Tolbert, Stewart, Cheap RB team that Chud calls....no one has to be able to carry the load. There aren't that many carries to go around...I think those runners can handle 8 carries a game, per person.....and all hold up pretty well
You are all over the place using all kind of mixed stats from different teams to make your case. Lets look at Newton. First of all running on a designed carry is not the same as running to avoid a sack. Both are not part of the running game just designed runs. He had 4 games where he ran more than 10 times and not all of those were designed runs. So really you can only count on 5-8 designed runs by Newton. Stewart has had issues running very often and even with Stewart out, Tolbert got around 8-10 carries. Just because Tolbert ran a lot in San Diego doesn't mean he will do the same here. He surely didn't look much like the guy in San Diego last year. He couldn't catch a cold for us and his running wasn't exactly elusive. BTW, of all these cheap running backs, which has worked out over the years?? Goodson? Sutton??
All I can say is if I had to win in 2013 and I had to have a running game. I surely wouldn't do it your way.