Carolina Panther quarterback Cam Newton says he dropped 12 pounds in the offseason and is hoping take it to a new level in 2013. The team is also making some changes via the terminology of the playbook, a task taken on by new offensive coordinator Mike Shula.
“But we’re going to see what I weigh in (Wednesday) because I had hot wings (Tuesday) night,” Newton joked to amused reporters, via the Charlotte Observer.
The playcalling will change a bit, but it's not a major overall. “When I say simplify, I don’t mean simplify what we do. I think simplify in my case is verbiage in calling the play,” Newton elaborated. “When guys know what they have to do, I think they play faster and I think it looks better on the field.”
“We’re just going to try to sharpen up the blade of things we’ve put in and installed.”