Every season it seems that some new style of quarterback comes into the league and everyone falls in love with said player ans style. And it seems that every follow up season to that gets filed under âsophomore slump.â I think thatâs the perfect phrase to sum up the 2012 season for Cam Newton and Ron Rivera in Carolina.
Being in a tough division, no one really expected the Panthers to make Â much noise, but not many expected them to struggle as much as they did either. If you simply go by the record, they improved by a game. But this team doesnât have the feel of a team on the rise or even one that improved over 2011. Weâll take a look at why now.
My biggest peeve about the Carolina offense is that they have sunk nearly $81 million into their stud running back tandem of Jonathan Stewart and DeAngeloÂ Williams, yet they arenât a ârunningâ football team. Cam Newton had more rushing yards than either guy last season and both of them combined only had 266 attempts all season. Tha...