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Newton not to lead rushing with Panthers

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please no, the read option needs to die. I'd like Cam to make it to the post season.

4 teams used a lot of read option last year. 3 of them made the playoffs and one went to the Superbowl.

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i will also add cam has 40 passing tds not 30+ like the article stated. 40 passing tds and 22 rushing tds for 62 total tds in his first two years is ridiculous.

So you're saying Cam needs to mature and not pout so much?

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Its amazing how much people forget how horrible this team was when we drafted Cam. The offense was the worst in the NFL and the D wasn't far behind.

 

Everyone expects to go from zeros to heroes in 1 year and it simply does not always work that way for every franchise.

 

Hopefully we are steadily building something special with Cam, Keek and now Star and KK.

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Cams rushing helps my fantasy team I depend on it.

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im sorry but i think this was part of the problem last year. It seems like most of the year they didn't want him running, then came the eagles game and he was running more. let the man do what he needs to help us win.

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4 teams used a lot of read option last year. 3 of them made the playoffs and one went to the Superbowl.

 

If we continue to run Cam as much as we did the past two seasons, it will shorten his career and make him injury prone. 

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The dilemma is really about how much risk you want to assume in running Cam versus protecting him in the pocket. We all know Cam can run and is going to be elusive. He is going to scramble which is less likely to cause injury versus a blindsided sack. This is really about how many intentional times you run Newton when defenses figure out that you are going to use Newton as a decoy. Then you have to run him or limit the usefulness of the read option. Or you use the pistol formation to run or throw out of it. It looks like a read option but you use it to freeze the safeties so Ginn can fly deep or Smutty coming across the middle.

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Remember when Clay Matthews got hurt trying to tackle Cam. That was awesome.

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all for cam running when the pocket collapses or 2 times or 3 read option plays but that's it, he slides to avoid contact so i'm not worried about him getting injured he's smart enough to avoid avoidable injuries.

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I hope not.

Using your franchise QB as a goal line battering ram ( when you have Tolbert) is not smart.

 

i said goal to go.. not goal line.

 

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