Panthers want Cam to run, just not too much
Excerpt: "The Panthers know they’re walking a fine line with Cam Newton.
On one hand, the offense is clearly better when he moves around. On the other, that exposes him to hits they don’t want him taking.
For the moment, they’re OK with him with it in his hands, after he ran 13 times for 71 yards in last week’s win over the Saints. He was limited to five carries for four yards in the previous week’s loss to the Buccaneers.
“When he runs, it causes problems for defenses,” Panthers left tackle Jordan Gross said, via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. “That 40-yard run he had shows you it’s not like he’s just a slow quarterback running. He’s a threat on the ground. He threw the ball well, too." Read more...
Cam is also one of the hardest QBs to bring down.