points on twitter from an interview on the drive. and then later comments from his own twitter feed.
Brooks: "For the Panthers to win the divsion, Cam Newton has to play at a high level and he's got to get some support from his teammates."
Brooks: "What putting Steve Smith in the slot does, is it breaks up the chance of him getting double teamed."
Brooks on moving Steve Smith into the slot: "I'm suprised it has taken the Panthers this long to put him in the slot."
Brooks: "I think moving Steve Smith to the slot will not only be beneficial to Steve, but will be great for Cam Newton and helping him."
now from his own twitter feed.
It's interesting that the @Panthers GM is calling out Cam Newton for his W/L record when the team hasn't surrounded him w/top off. talent
The @Panthers are still looking for a No.2 WR to complement Smith and Olsen is the only other established option in pass game.
Lastly, J.Stewart and D.Williams are upper echelon RBs, but team rarely gives them 30-35 combine carries.
Seems everyone should pay attention to the "elephant in the room", not just the QB..
Before fans counter with Andrew Luck leading the @Colts back to prominence, look at how the team drafted offensive playmakers around him..
In a QB-driven league, it's important to draft and build with the QB in mind.. Just look at how the consistent contenders are built
couple interesting thoughts from gantt re: brooks statements as well,
Interesting reading @BuckyBrooks comments on Panthers offensive personnel, since he used to work for them. Points to coaching, not players.
Honestly, I think Brandon LaFell is all the second WR a team with 89-Olsen-their RBs needs. But you have to put them in the right places.
and this follow up comment from james dator
@daringantt LaFell has been grossly misused as a deep threat when he should be a 10-12 yard possession guy
Guy responsible got head coaching gig RT @BuckyBrooks: Stewart & Williams are upper echelon RBs, but team rarely gives them 30-35 carries.
kind of interesting stuff going on. i agree about smitty in the slot. been a long time coming. i also agree about lafell being misused a bit and i put a lot of that on chud not caring who is on the field, what they were or weren't capable of, and the situation at hand when he called plays.
i also agree that they haven't done a great job building around cam, either. the right side of the line can't be taken seriously and neither can that WR corps sans smitty. smith makes them respectable. you take him out and you have average at best.