You're missing the point. It's about maximizing your investment. Within the next two years Cam Newton will be the highest paid player on the Carolina Panthers. If you want to win with defense and running the ball while having your qb only throw when needed then go get a Trent Dilfer. I'm not against that philosophy, it can and has worked in the NFL. But the biggest mistake you can make is to have a talent like Cam Newton, pay him 100 million dollars, and stop him before opposing defenses ever get a chance.
No, you are missing the point. It is about winning, not maximizing investments.
How many Super Bowls have Manning won with all those great offenses? How many have Brees won with those great offenses? Brady has never won a Super Bowl in a year he has thrown more than 28 TDs.
We are doing it right. When you have a QB as talented as Cam you build your defense first. That takes pressure off of Cam. His first two seasons if he had a bad game, we lost.
When you have a great defense, when Cam is clicking you blow people out. When he is struggling you still have a chance to win.
We are trying to build a winning franchise. Not just the offense.