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"WHEN TALKING about the Panthers, you have to start with their running game because they're not going to put the ball in the hands of the rookie quarterback, Cam Newton, and ask him to win the game by throwing it. They've been a good running team all of these years. That doesn't change this year.
They should have a two-headed monster again with DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart. Go back to 2009, the year when they each rushed for 1,100 yards. That's what they're capable of. Those guys are scary together.
Only an injury [a concussion] limited Stewart last year. I see another typical Stewart season out of him.
It's too bad for Mike Goodson that Williams re-signed. I like Goodson. He's a good third down back, but I think he sees about the same amount of snaps again this season.
Holy cow, does Newton have a ways to go. No off-season program. No mini-camp. Brand new coach. It could be difficult for him at the start.
And don't expect Jimmy Clausen to play in place of Newton. Did you see Clausen's stats a year ago? We'd like to play against him.
Who are the receivers on this team? Steve Smith is the only guy the Panthers have, and that's if he's not traded. And even he didn't put up any numbers last year because the quarterbacks couldn't get the ball to him.
This team suddenly got interesting at tight end by adding Greg Olsen and Jeremy Shockey. Olsen was underused in Chicago last year, and I wouldn't be surprised if he caught a ton of balls."