As Carolina Panthers fans we have to be wondering how long
it will take Cam Newton to get in sync with his new receiving unit. It is bad
enough that Newton
will be dealing with a completely new receiving group but he is also coming off
In limited offseason workouts Cam Newton looked very rusty
and had no timing with his receivers. Missing time due to his ankle surgery
cost him the rapport he would normally gain with his teammates during off
I think the Carolina Panthers will be a little flat in the
passing game for at least the first regular season game or two. It is a good
thing the team has a great defense and offensive coordinator Mike Shula loves
the run game.
Kelvin Benjamin, Jason Avant, Jerricho Cotchery and Tiquan
Underwood are all learning a new offense while also trying to get their timing
down with Cam Newton. And for Benjamin its doubly difficult as he is a rookie
wideout and they tend to struggle.
Luckily Cam Newton's game is not as based on timing and
accuracy as some NFL quarterbacks. Newton
has success when he uses his athletic ability to allow his receivers to get
more open and to go up for his passes.
The most important thing for the Carolina Panthers offense
to jell will be how the offensive line performs. The weak link of the entire
team, the O line needs to step up their game. Good line play allows the Panthers
to run the ball and control the clock as well as to protect Cam Newton in the