Dorsey is a noteworthy coach for Newton because he possesses something Weinke does not: experience in Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski’s system. “Chud” was Dorsey’s offensive coordinator at the University of Miami. (A reader reminds us they were together with the Browns too.)
Newton has the Panthers playbook and a coach that can help him with the formations, concepts, and playcalls in that playbook.
“It’s a lot of material that I do not know, but each day I’m going in and learning something,” Newton told the Associated Press. “So by the time . . . the lockout is lifted and I get a chance to talk to Chudzinski and [QB coach Mike] Shula and meet back up with the team, I’ll be on top of my game.”
Newton and the Panthers have found a perfectly legal way for him to get useful coaching on his playbook. We wonder what measures other teams are taking to make sure their prized rookie quarterbacks don’t fall too far behind.