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Panthers offense includes run plays for Newton, pass plays for DeAngelo Williams

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John Fox’s vanilla Panthers offense is gone.  We don’t know how much better offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski’s attack will be, but it’s fair to say it will be more interesting.

“What’s not different?” tackle Jordon Gross told the Gaston Gazette. “Without getting too detailed, I think fans will be happy to see us open up the throttle a little more . . . I’m not saying we’re going to score 60 points a game, but we’re sure going to try.”

Part of that aggressiveness will include creativity.  The Panthers designing called running plays for quarterback Cam Newton.  And some run-pass options for DeAngelo Williams, who has experience taking direct snaps.

“I get to utilize my hands this year and possibly throw some balls,” Williams said.

Called QB runs and passes from Williams won’t be the key components of the Panthers offense, but they show Carolina plans to be different this year.  Panthers fans will surely take different right now.

UPDATE: More on the Panthers encouraging Newton to run.

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40 Responses to “Panthers offense includes run plays for Newton, pass plays for DeAngelo Williams”
  1. woodyg says: Aug 1, 2011 9:34 PM

    The biggest difference you’ll see in the Panthers this season will be simple ……. They will win 3 games instead of just two …..

    A vast rebuilding program is not the best time to get cute …..

  2. everydayimfumbilin says: Aug 1, 2011 9:34 PM

    only in carolina

  3. raqaiw says: Aug 1, 2011 9:39 PM

    Gotta give the fans something to keep them interested this year. Still gonna be 4th in the NFCS though.

  4. shadowgm1 says: Aug 1, 2011 9:43 PM

    Here’s hoping they run “The Annexation of Puerto Rico”, Chudzinski sounds like he’s a slightly more mature version of the little nerd assistant coach in “Little Giants”.

    Good luck hitting four wins with that garbage. Or that garbage rookie QB.

  5. bobbyyyd says: Aug 1, 2011 9:47 PM

    Loving the hate!

    LEGGO Panthers

  6. sdanner52 says: Aug 1, 2011 9:51 PM

    All of yo are not panther fans but you are afraid for good reason,

  7. redwards29a says: Aug 1, 2011 9:55 PM

    I guess they’re serious about letting the best QB throw the ball.

  8. catman72 says: Aug 1, 2011 9:56 PM

    Yup, keep the hate coming – I want to see you all back here when we beat your team.

  9. pantherdg says: Aug 1, 2011 10:03 PM

    yep, hate away… Folks that don’t follow the panthers closely forget the injuries they had last year. And aside from the injuries, all other issues were addressed. The OL was bad last year, but was not complete the entire year. With Gross, Otah, and Kalil, its a probowl line. Then add heathly Williams and Stew, plus Olsen and Shockey…thats a lot of talent. The panthers got zero production out of the QB last year. That was partly because of the QB, and partly because of the coaching and play calling. All of that has changed. Then on D, I would put our LB core against any in the league. All it takes for the panthers to excel this year is a couple of unexpected players to have breakout years like Johnson did last year. And most of all, Smith is back and seems like his old self. If Cam can get him the ball, this will be a dramatically different team. Hats off to Richardson and Hurney for their work thus far…

  10. hobartbaker says: Aug 1, 2011 10:05 PM

    Also the one where Newt shouts out “Look out, there’s a truck behind you!”, and when the defensive players all turn around or jump out of the way he cleverly pitches the ball to D’Angelo who runs for the touchdown, laughing like heck.

  11. tfbuckfutter says: Aug 1, 2011 10:08 PM

    That is an awesome plan!

    The quarterback’s going to run, the running back’s going to throw, the center is going to punt, and someone is going to punch Steve Smith unconscious!

    It’s opposite day in Pantherland!*

    *Opposite day does not extend to the actual outcome of games. Those will still be the same.

  12. klunge says: Aug 1, 2011 10:15 PM

    If they had let D-Will run it AND be QB a couple years ago instead of Delhomme, they might have been champs.

  13. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Aug 1, 2011 10:16 PM

    You heard it here first. While Cam may have been a great runner in college, he’s not quick enough to continually evade NFL backers or even linemen. Vick is that quick, still. Cam is not. Remember that when you ask him to run.

  14. kepickle says: Aug 1, 2011 10:20 PM

    hate the Panther if you like BUT when we start putting other QB on the injuries list don’t cry than

  15. bullethead527 says: Aug 1, 2011 10:30 PM

    Yall hate Cam so much, cuz yall is on his ballz about everything he do if its bad or good, yall should just get his jock strap and put it around yall neck and smell it all day!!! then lick the sweat out of his cup!!!! Yall a bunch of bandwagon jumpers anyways, I bet yall only fans of the last 4 or 5 super bowl winners!!! Get the hell out of here, this team has talent, hands down! even having a 2-14 record…. Look at the Cowboys, loaded with talent and look at their record! We is a better team than 18 other teams out there, Cam will bring a talent with a healthy O-line, healthy 2 back duo, STEVE SMITH, 3 rookie WR’s that have progressed well during the lengthy off season and Two great tightends, and on Def, 3 pro bowl caliber line backers, Charles Johnson with a refined D line, secondary is a concern but I think they can manage, Ron Rivera lead the Chargers to #1 Def, so im pretty sure he knows what he is doing, with the talent we have in Carolina, Cant wait to weed out yall future bandwagon jumpers next year,

  16. bullethead527 says: Aug 1, 2011 10:37 PM

    kepickle says: Aug 1, 2011 10:20 PM

    hate the Panther if you like BUT when we start putting other QB on the injuries list don’t cry than
    Quote______

    Hell yeah, we have a great LB core and only blitzed only 30% last year, read what Beason was saying, now we going to blitz like 60-70% of time. An attacking D, and a offense that needs more time to develop. Are D is going to be on fire this year, I hope we take out Manning with his weak neck, Cutler with his giving up attitude, Arron Rodgers, Matty Slice, Drew sleeze, McSlab, Kolb, and the rest of the bum QB’s we play next year, maybe we take it easy on Stafford, depends how we feel that day!!!!!

  17. doe22us says: Aug 1, 2011 10:41 PM

    The Panthers seem to be doing a lot of talking. Thats ok everybody desserves to hype themselves up somehow,until the real bullets starts flying.

  18. tdk24 says: Aug 1, 2011 10:48 PM

    Makes sense. When you’re that bad, you’ll try anything.

  19. telergy says: Aug 1, 2011 10:53 PM

    Thumbs up thumbs down , Cam Newton over 100 carries this year?

  20. qdog112 says: Aug 1, 2011 10:53 PM

    Ha ha ha! Very funny. D-Will throws and Cam runs. Meanwhile defensive coordinators are faced with situations that may never materialize. But they have to be ready for it. Too bad the other teams aren’t as obtuse as many here. What you got from the camp was for public consumption. The Panthers offense will be conventional, they just a superior athlete pulling the trigger. His versatility is what will make it look different.

    Cam won’t run a lot, but when he does, he’ll run pass some and run over others. This guy is 6’6″ and 250 and runs like deer. He has one of the strongest arms in the NFL. Can he fail? Of course, but my money’s on Cam, because you haters don’t have a clue.

  21. tfbuckfutter says: Aug 1, 2011 10:59 PM

    bullethead527 says: Aug 1, 2011 10:30 PM
    Yall hate Cam so much, cuz yall is on his ballz about everything he do if its bad or good, yall should just get his jock strap and put it around yall neck and smell it all day!!!

    —————————————

    I will bet every penny I have that your name is something like Colby or Dallas or Aiden.

  22. madenatewell says: Aug 1, 2011 11:08 PM

    It’s safe to say no one realizes we kept the good players. We had a crappy coaching staff last season. No body talks about the bucs now. They were 3-13 in ’09 and were 10-6 last year…

  23. pappysarcasm says: Aug 1, 2011 11:08 PM

    Scam’s inability to call a play, any play for Gruden said it all! Good luck kitty fans!

  24. dannywoodrow says: Aug 1, 2011 11:15 PM

    LB’s around the league are drooling to put Newton on his back, he won’t last 10 games this year…

  25. savannahrose44 says: Aug 1, 2011 11:33 PM

    Have fun losing with your gimmick QB…

  26. tigerphins says: Aug 1, 2011 11:43 PM

    Smart move if you ask me. I wouldn’t want Cam throwing passes either.

  27. 28allday says: Aug 1, 2011 11:46 PM

    I like the moves Carolina has been making but like the jags or the redskins, it just doesn’t matter what you do. You are the blue jays of the NFL, the only chance at playoffs you’ll ever (next 5 yrs) get is realignment.

    Cam could be good and two pass catching TE’s and you run game will give him a fighting chance.

    6-10 with a few heart breakers at best.

  28. nolanorth says: Aug 2, 2011 12:05 AM

    Awwwww the Panthers have an offense.. That’s adorable!!

    Maybe one day they’ll take the diapers off too!

  29. spartytime says: Aug 2, 2011 12:56 AM

    And thats why instead of a winning record they will have a losing record…

  30. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 2, 2011 1:24 AM

    He will make some spectacular plays I have no doubt about that, but if you’re planning on winning with him consistently he’s going to have to give up that running B.S.
    This is the N F L, not the S E C.
    I know SEC defenses are tough but he’s going to get pounded on like he has never felt before in his life. If you put him out in the field running with the ball it’s only a matter of time before he gets ROCKED and goes down injured.
    I mean running backs get injured all the time and they’re actually built to withstand a lot of punishment.
    Then you’ll be stuck with your backup QB and then when he does return he’ll be shaky, shell shocked, and worst yet, he’ll be without one of his main threats.
    If he’s going to be successful he will have to master throwing the ball. It took Vick prison time to realize this and he still hasn’t gotten to the big game.

    Trust me Panther fans, you don’t want your prize QB, the most important position on the field, running out in the open with a LARGE target on him.

  31. kayotiicdat says: Aug 2, 2011 1:38 AM

    Cam will be a bust 100%

  32. terrellblowens says: Aug 2, 2011 1:46 AM

    The Panthers are good enough to be 8-8. Remember a few years ago they did pretty well even with Jake Delhomme at QB. The last few yrs the difference has been QB play and if Newton can be stable at the very least they may have a pretty decent season

  33. thespeaker08 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:25 AM

    I’m not sure if anyone here actually saw John Fox coach last year. Actually I know nobody saw John Fox coach last year – at any point. He was worthless.

    Don’t let his surrendered attitude in 2010 skew your opinion of a rather dangerous 2011 Panthers team. (Granted that statement depends entirely on the play of Mr. Newton)

  34. datboy2022 says: Aug 2, 2011 7:37 AM

    Bring on the hating. We went 12-4 three years ago with Jake Delhomme at the wheel. It cant get worse for us. With healthy players, new coaching staff and new mindset. Watch out NFL. These guys are rejuvenated. Leggo Panthers!!!!!

  35. tatum064 says: Aug 2, 2011 7:59 AM

    I have never seen so many pathetic HATERS in my life. I mean, yeah the guy was a running QB, but you people are drunk, with venom dripping off your fangs to crucify the guy. Hoping C.Newton drops ROOKIE OF THE YEAR on all of you.

    You realize there needs to be a next generation of great QB’s for the freaking NFL to continue, right?

    Who the f$%k cares about how he gets it done, as long as he gets it done. I have never seen so many “offensive coordinators” and “GM’s” on a thread.

    Grow up.

  36. mightymightylafootball says: Aug 2, 2011 8:02 AM

    Because college offense works in the pro’s?

    Hey, if you can’t win, at least be entertaining…

  37. tatum064 says: Aug 2, 2011 8:04 AM

    thereisalwaysnextyear says:
    Aug 1, 2011 10:16 PM
    You heard it here first. While Cam may have been a great runner in college, he’s not quick enough to continually evade NFL backers or even linemen. Vick is that quick, still. Cam is not. Remember that when you ask him to run.
    ==================================
    Yeah, I’ll also remember that Rothlisberger is even bigger and slower, yet still manages to avoid the rush and buy time.

    Dumbest thing i ever freaking heard. I’m starting to hope this guy lights it up just to shut these fools up. Unfortunately the Gruden appearance absolutely told the story.

  38. lilrob10201 says: Aug 2, 2011 8:11 AM

    Cam Newton is the next Jamarcus Russel with out getting busted with drugs.

  39. bullethead527 says: Aug 3, 2011 12:13 AM

    Aug 1, 2011 10:59 PM

    bullethead527 says: Aug 1, 2011 10:30 PM
    Yall hate Cam so much, cuz yall is on his ballz about everything he do if its bad or good, yall should just get his jock strap and put it around yall neck and smell it all day!!!

    —————————————

    I will bet every penny I have that your name is something like Colby or Dallas or Aiden.

    My name is Anthony since you asking indirectly!!! So you owe me a nickle, since you wanna suck on my pickle!!! Now you on my nutz, get out of here, looks like you, like to be on a brothaz jock, get that pipe out your mouth you undercover drag queen!!!!

  40. bullethead527 says: Aug 3, 2011 12:27 AM

    thespeaker08 says: Aug 2, 2011 3:25 AM

    I’m not sure if anyone here actually saw John Fox coach last year. Actually I know nobody saw John Fox coach last year – at any point. He was worthless.

    AGREED

    Don’t let his surrendered attitude in 2010 skew your opinion of a rather dangerous 2011 Panthers team. (Granted that statement depends entirely on the play of Mr. Newton)

    I watch every dreadful game last year, I have NFL ticket!!! run run run punt, run run run punt, run run finally pass then fum, INT, incomplete pass or punt mostly cuz of Jimmy mistakes he fumbled like crazy last year. and on def, rush 4 70% of time. Beason even said it, look at the article its on this site!!! Jon Fox didnt care, and the offense sucked, the oline was hurting, Dwill out for season Stewart missing games, poor offensive playcalling and Def Cord of opp teams, stacking box. sending pressure that a rookie QB never seen in his life. Are game plan since Fox arrived was pound the ball, everyone knows it, then you start a rookie QB cuz Moore was out, nobody respected the pass and destroyed the run,

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