Rather than relying on Cam Newton’s legs, Carolina Panthers OC Mike Shula wants to use the team’s running backs


Mike Shula doesn’t want Cam Newton to run as much in 2013.

Rather than relying on the zone read, new Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula wants to operate a more conventional attack with Cam Newton under center.

Since being taken first overall in 2011, the 24-year-old Newton has thrown 40 touchdowns, against 29 interceptions, for 7,920 yards.

A 2011 Pro Bowler and AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, Newton’s also rushed 253 times for 1,447 yards and 22 scores.

Despite the 2010 Heisman Trophy winner’s impressive statistics, Carolina has amassed a substandard 13-19 record with Newton directing the team.

With the extremely talented duo of Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams in the backfield, it makes sense that Shula wants to create a more balanced assault.

Employing more effective schemes and utilizing all weapons, the Panthers have the talent to create a buzz in “The Hornet’s Nest.”

Thanks to Mike Shula’s vision, Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers should be more difficult for defenses to contain this autumn.

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