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Part of Newton’s career of being quasi-effective throwing the ball is the advantage his running ability creates. Without that running ability you end up with an inaccurate pocket qb who has never been a pocket qb.Cam has already run the Ernhardt-Perkins offense, they'll use him similarly to Cassel. A lot of rolling pockets, some play action, RPO type plays and lots of running the ball by the RB's. They don't need Cam or Stidham to run a lot, just enough to move the sticks.
I don't think you can change his playing style or should you. To survive the season, he probably has to, though. Little bit of a Catch-22. He makes his living intimidating tacklers with his running style. His running style wears down his effectiveness over a season. So....*helpless shrug*
Russell Wilson IS and is the size of a middle infielder....Cam Newton is the size of a tight end...kind of not as easy for Newton to avoid "unecessary" hits....part of the reason for the supposed-decline in cam the last 2 years is injuries. in 2018 he was playing well 1st half of the year then injured his shoulder. Then 2019 injured his foot...The guy like many other running QB's took alot of unnecessary hits. I wonder if Bill will try and change his play style somewhat.
I know its hard to say, because we have had several guys like Edelman/Gronk play the same way...full tilt and took hits they probably couldve avoided. but at the same time QB is the most important position and you need to think about playing smart. when to run, when to slide, when to go for the extra yard.
Russell wilson is a good example of a guy who still runs and uses his athleticism but doesn't take unnecessary hits
The offense adjusted more to the changes in personnel at RB, TE & WR over the years than to Brady's maturation at QB...otherwise it's been basically the same system, language, route concepts etc.I guess you never saw a difference in TB and the game plan from 2001 to 2019.
well im not saying dont run. Just not have it be a main option. Or know when to slid when running not to take a big hit.
Russell wilson is a mobile QB but he rarely has gotten injured.