SmartWentCrazy wrote:SmartWentCrazy wrote:Captain_Caveman wrote:
Cam has had half a season worth of good play in the past four years. Rest of the time, he was either injured or just straight booty.
All numbers from before his body broke down.
Hes been hurt for two years now— he tore his rotator cuff half way thru 18 and broke his foot in 19.Also, schematics matter. Hes about to have the best o line hes ever had and he wont take the same shots with a quick release system
I see youre talking about before that now— to me, football analytics are real tough. Systems and personnel are so important and PFF isnt always aware of the reads designed by the play. Im less concerned with Newton not performing in a downfield risk taking system than I would be him in the short-mid distance system he played in 2018.
One thing that made a difference in 2018 was the incorporation of Christian McCaffrey into more of the system. Newton became willing to take the dumpoffs and outlets to McCaffrey instead of trying to force things downfield that weren't there. I think White and Burkhead will be used a lot the same way. Same with Dalton Keene who I think will play a role in the screen game also. McDaniels I think is smart enough to tailor the offense to Newton's skills to mix up some quick read options, along with some naked bootleg play action stuff to give him time to make reads. Plus use formations to disguise run and pass to keep blitzers honest. He'll still run at times but I think he'll protect himself when he needs to.