I think the offense (smartly) took what the defense gave them, especially as the game progressed.
However, I do agree with you--unlike most Panther fans--that Cam will throw the ball more often (or accumulate the yards) this year. The running game sucks. And hopefully the OC will finally realize that. Plus, if defenses give you the pass, you gotta take it, to loosen up the run game anyway, especially when the run game can't be established on it's own.
Ultimately, if/when they pay Cam Bookoo dollars, and get those expensive RB's off the books; yes the team will throw more. They would have to.
For some unknown reason; many Panther fans believe, just cause you throw the ball, doing that can't complement a good defense and/or be a ball control offense. Of course it can, in so many ways.
This year, they're better receivers present who can help Cam by actually catching the ball as well.
Last year was last year, anyway. Most people assume, what the Panther did last year, they'll do this year (particularly on offense). Not necessarily. New receivers, a potentially healthy Stew, how defenses play you, which teams your playing, and game situations (such as against Detroit) will determine that.
Though the national media killed the Panthers receicing core. One can argue, that the Panthers strength, is Cam, Olsen, KB, Avant, JCo and the pass game, over Stewart, DLo, and Tolbert, till proven otherwise.
We'll see how this year develops?