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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:28 AM

...in The Observer

Ready to run after year of broken promises

“Last year was a lot of broken promises, shall I say,” Tolbert said. “But now we have a new offensive coordinator and things are starting to come to light.”

Tolbert signed with Carolina in 2012 after his first four seasons in San Diego, after he says he was told he would run the football and also catch balls out of the backfield as a hybrid-type back in two tight-end sets.

He finished with 183 rushing yards, his lowest total since his second year in the league, and went from 54 catches and 433 yards with the 2011 Chargers to 27 catches for 268 yards with the Panthers.


The more I hear people speak after his departure, the more I think Rob Chudzinski wasn't exactly the most popular guy in the Panthers locker room.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:33 AM

This isn't all that surprising.



#3 Mr. Scot

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:38 AM

So...valid point or sour grapes from someone who didn't get the ball as much as he thought he should?

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:46 AM

This article makes me yearn for a shula ran offense... I am not sure how to feel about this..

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:52 AM

Free Tolbert!!



#6 Mr. Scot

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:56 AM

This article makes me yearn for a shula ran offense...


Pretty sure you're the first person I've heard say that.

#7 Frash Brastard

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:59 AM

Maybe he didn't reach those rushing numbers because there's too many starting running backs on this team and it's a passing league

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 08:59 AM

chud was up his own ass for 2 years... i agree.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:00 AM

I'm not sure how to take that. He had to know the carries were going to be split 4 ways.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:05 AM

chud was up his own ass for 2 years... i agree.


I wouldn't sum up a 2 year tenure that saw us ranking top ten in offense both seasons as having his head up his ass

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:06 AM

Yeah, when you take into account that Cam is an option to run, plus a healthy Williams and Stewart...I mean there is only one football.

 

They key is balance, not 1,000 yard rushers, not on this team.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:17 AM

...plus a healthy Williams and Stewart....


That part's a little iffy right now.

(but hey, what's new?)

I do think you should probably throw Kenjon Barner in that mix.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:33 AM

Its been said plenty of times but I honestly believe Chud called plays to get a head coaching job last season.  People got a whif during Cam's rookie season and then last year he got so cute.  Riveria even said during a recent interview that they had to adjust things after a self scout during week five.  Wonder if that was Riveria stepping in and telling him to stop or what.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:44 AM

Hard to say what it is because we don't know exactly what was "promised", but we do know that Big Mike was coming to a situation with a backfield of capable runners (including Cam). Everybody knew this, so he had to know it too.  So what exactly was promised? Sounds like more of a misunderstanding than sour grapes.  

 

Basically we don't have enough specific information to make that determination.



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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:56 AM

Oh yeah?  Well we were promised a Super Bowl win - complete with a full-page ad in the newspaper and everything.  We're still waiting on that one...




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