Reporting Marc James
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It’s NOT Cam’s Fault. 18 yards total rushing combined by Jonathan Stewart and the $43 Million Dollar man DeAngelo Williams in Sunday’s loss to the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers. 18 Total Rushing Yards in an entire game? Adrian Peterson has more than that on one carry. Even worse than Sunday’s atrocious performance is the fact “SMASH & DASH” have rushed for a combined total of 74 yards through the first two games. It doesn’t exactly evoke memories of Marcus Allen & Bo Jackson with the Los Angeles Raiders in the late 80’s/Early 90’s.
Before the season, everyone including yours truly thought the Panther vaunted running attack were supposed light NFL defenses on fire to open up the passing game for rookie quarterback Cam Newton. Conversely, it has been the exact opposite. Newton has thrown for 854 yards in his first two games (an NFL Rookie Record) with absolutely NO help from his running game. The Offensive Line with Pro-Bowlers Jordan Gross & Ryan Kalil does not go without blame. They haven’t set up the holes to allow Williams & Stewart to establish a running game.
I understand Offensive Coordinator Rob Chudzinski’s affinity for the talent & potential of a 6 foot 6, 250 plus pound “Freak” of Nature, but the Panthers will NOT win many games if Stewart & Williams are void in the offense. MEMO to Panthers Nation: DO NOT BLAME CAM! I repeat: DO NOT BLAME CAM! It’s NOT his Fault. He did throw 3 interceptions to the World Champion Packers. Those were his fault, but Cameron Jerrelle Newton is the ONLY reason why the Blue & Black have Not gotten blown out in the first two games. As the Beatles once sang: “I get by with a little help from my friends.” Please help Cam Newton ASAP to erase the stench of an NFL worse 2-14 season in 2010.