Cam Newton, like most spread offense quarterbacks, will have an adjustment to learning a pro style offensive scheme in the NFL.
“There is no question. It is an adjustment when you are watching film and then all of the sudden, you see 11 guys look to the sideline because they are calling the audibles from the sideline,” Denver Broncos executive director of football operations John Elway said. “That is an adjustment—when you see that, you know it is going to be somewhat of an adjustment coming to the NFL, because the coach is not going to be able to call the audibles from the sideline. “
Newton only had one year of starting experience at Auburn University and it was in a spread scheme.
“I think that is a concern—I think (the spread) is a great offense, especially for college. If you look at it and if I were a college coach, that is probably what I would be doing too—especially when you have the athletes, like a Cam Newton, that are back there running it. The thing is, you want them back there not thinking and just playing athletically because they are so good at that. I think that there is no question, that is a big adjustment,” Elway added.