Panthers work on shortening play calls-- Mon Jun 24 4:05 pm --
Team hoping to increase tempo in 2013
Panthers new OC Mike Shula is streamlining some of the play-calling verbiage Cam Newton uses in the huddle, which essentially lifts some of the burden off him and puts it on his offensive teammates. He explains: “The more words you have in your play calling, the easier it is on everyone else because the quarterback basically is telling them what to do. Fewer words help the quarterbacks because he doesn’t have to say as much....It will help not being in the huddle all that long.” (National Football Post)
FF Today's Take:Carolina hopes to join a number of teams in going up-tempo this season and wants Newton as uncluttered as possible. In theory, more Newton is a good idea, but it will be up to his teammates to make the transition and not rely on the play call to do things like make the right reads on the fly. Newton should remain an elite fantasy QB1 option regardless of how fast the Panthers operate in 2013.