Steve Smith has enjoyed resurgence in his career with Cam Newton as the quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, but he also benefited from old offensive coordinator, Rob Chudzinski.
The Panthers were arguably the first team on the cutting edge of the option offense, running it for two years. When Tim Tebow was in Denver in 2011, Robert Griffin III in Washington, or Russell Wilson in Seattle in 2012, has put the ‘pistol’ offense on the map, it was already there with the Panthers.
New offensive coordinator Mike Shula was promoted and will give the Panthers what they need with their young quarterback, continuity.
“It eventually was going to happen, and it did. Now you just take it with a grain of salt. Chud’s left and Shula’s there,” Smith said, via Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer.
“You never know what’s going to be moving forward. You never know what’s in store. You’re optimistic and you’re high in spirits and you think and assume that a man who has been promoted is going to take it seriously, which I think he is. We’re ready to go.”