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Inviato: Lun 11 Feb 2019 @ 02:56 Oggetto: Concerns over how Cam Newton
Concerns over how Cam Newton might adjust to Norv Turner's offense have ceased.The worries been replaced by talk of Newton being an MVP candidate again.Newton is thriving in his first season under the 66-year-old offensive coordinator. The Panthers are 5-2 and picking up a head of steam on offense entering Sunday's home game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The eight-year quarterback combined for 271 yards and three touchdowns against the NFL's top-ranked defense over the weekend as the Panthers dominated the Baltimore Ravens 36-21. Turner used all of his weapons 鈥?and a variety of misdirection plays 鈥?to keep Ravens defenders guessing instead of attacking.Baltimore Nick Boyle Jersey , which had 11 sacks against the Titans earlier this season, never got to Newton, and Carolina scored on four straight possessions to build a 24-7 halftime lead.Afterward, Ravens coach John Harbaugh could only tip his hat to Turner."He did a great job scheming us up, keeping us off balance," Harbaugh said. "He forced us to put certain personnel groups out there and then he had counters for it. He did a tremendous job."The misdirection plays left the Ravens befuddled at times, as Newton pitched out to wide receivers, used fake handoffs to running back Christian McCaffrey to set up the passing game and a naked bootleg to score a walk-in touchdown.Asked why defending Carolina's misdirection offense was so difficult, Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith held up one hand and said, "Look at my hand. Now if I smack you with this (other hand), you won't see it coming. That's how it works."A big reason the Panthers were smacking the Ravens was the emergence of rookie wide receiver D.J. Moore, the team's speedy first-round draft pick.The Maryland product compiled 129 yards of offense in the first 2 陆 quarters, the beneficiary of the Ravens focusing their attention on stopping other playmakers like McCaffrey, tight end Greg Olsen, wide receivers Devin Funchess and Curtis Samuel and former 1,000-yard rusher C.J. Anderson.Newton spread the ball around, targeting eight different receivers, leaving the Ravens unable to focus on stopping one player."That's huge for us, because when you do that, it's like, 'OK, who are you guys going to try to lock down?'" Rivera said. "... This week (Moore) had a lot of success Cheap Hayden Hurst Jersey , and maybe next week he won't because they'll be trying to double up on him, and that may leave somebody else open."The Panthers are getting exactly what Rivera was hoping for when he made the decision to jettison long-time offensive coordinator Mike Shula this past offseason in favor of Turner, whom he coached under in San Diego."I understood what offensively we could become," Rivera said. "We had a chance to follow coach in Minnesota and how he worked with Teddy Bridgewater, who has a lot of the similar traits as Cam. So that was going to be an easy transition for us."Turner's son, Scott, returned to the team as the quarterbacks coach, too.He'd designed many of the plays back in 2001 when Newton joined Carolina as the No. 1 overall pick and was thrust in the mix right away.The biggest difference now is how many playmakers Newton has to work with, and that the QB has only been sacked five times in the last five games."We have three or four guys who are really fast on the offensive side," Rivera said. "It is the most speed we've had and because of that you see things opening up."Newton's numbers through seven games are impressive.He's completing a career-high 66.4 percent of his passes and has 17 combined touchdowns with four interceptions. He's on pace to be sacked a career-low 21 times, largely because he's getting the ball out of his hands quicker than ever in Turner's offense.Rivera said it's too say if Newton is playing as well as he did in 2015 when he combined for 45 touchdowns and won league MVP honors while helping the Panthers to the Super Bowl."The proof will be in the pudding when we get to the end of the year," Rivera said. "We'll see. He is playing well and I think we are playing well as a unit." One of Mike Tomlin's favorite metaphors when things aren't going well for the Pittsburgh Steelers is likening his team's issues to popcorn. Translation: The problems are scattered and unpredictable.And they're spreading.The two-time defending AFC North champions woke up on the first day of October tied with Cleveland for last place in the division at 1-2-1. It's no longer just the defense that's under fire. Pittsburgh managed all of 47 yards in the second half of a 26-14 loss to Baltimore on Sunday night that left the rival Ravens practically strutting off Heinz Field, and the Steelers wondering when the turnaround is going to happen.Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tried to shoulder most of the blame and he was hardly crisp while going 8 of 18 for 50 yards with an interception in the second half. Yet the passing game was downright dynamic compared to how Pittsburgh ran 鈥?or technically, didn't run 鈥?the ball.Roethlisberger handed off four times over the final 30 minutes. The Steelers gained 5 yards. And it wasn't like Pittsburgh was throwing the ball because it was in catch-up mode. The game was tied at the break.The Ravens, by comparison, ran 20 times in the second half while putting together four long drives that ended with Justin Tucker field goals, allowing them to slowly pull away."We've got some things to fix," center Maurkice Pouncey said Monday. "Starting off a little bit faster on offense, running the ball a little bit better."Or, perhaps, a lot better. After piling up 159 yards rushing in Week 1 against Cleveland, the Steelers have managed 130 over their last three games combined Youth Tavon Young Jersey , the absence of running back Le'Veon Bell 鈥?who has yet to sign his franchise tag 鈥?becoming more acute by the day.Tomlin admitted "that's a good question" when asked late Sunday night why Pittsburgh got away from the run so quickly against the Ravens."We were not able to find enough traction tonight," Tomlin said. "We didn't run it a lot and I'd imagine the more we run it, the more traction we will find."Provided Pittsburgh can stay within striking distance on the scoreboard. That's been a rarity of late, at least at home. Long a place where they have been dominant, Heinz Field has become a haven for quality opponents. The Steelers haven't won a game that counted within the city limits since topping Cleveland in the 2017 regular-season finale.All three losses 鈥?by three to Jacksonville in the divisional round of the playoffs, by five to Kansas City in Week 2 and by a dozen on Sunday 鈥?followed a familiar pattern. Pittsburgh would fall behind early, scramble to get back in it, only to have the defense succumb late.While the Chiefs bombarded the secondary behind quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the Ravens took a more pragmatic approach. Save for a couple of deep throws in the first half to John Brown, Joe Flacco kept hitting teammates underneath for small gains that allowed Baltimore to eat up the clock.The Steelers had the ball less than three minutes in the fourth quarter as the Ravens played keepaway. Pittsburgh produced two sacks on Flacco, who dropped back 44 times. He faced little pressure, saying afterward having a clean pocket 鈥?a rarity during his career when facing the Steelers 鈥?helped him methodically pick Pittsburgh apart."When we keep getting shots (to get off the field) and we don't get off the field, that's just not a good recipe for success," defensive end Cam Heyward said.Things don't get any easier next week when snake-bitten Atlanta comes to town. The Falcons, depleted by injuries on defense, are 1-3 despite the sublime play of quarterback Matt Ryan, who has 10 touchdowns against two interceptions and guided an attack that piled up 495 yards in a brutal 37-36 loss to Cincinnati on Sunday.The Bengals' last-second win and Baltimore's first triumph in Pittsburgh in three years left the Steelers staring up in the division for the first time in a while. Pittsburgh tends to improve as the season goes on 鈥?Tomlin is 30-13 in October during his decade-plus tenure 鈥?and there remains no real sense of panic, at least optically."We're not worried about what everybody's record is," cornerback Joe Haden said. "Our record isn't good enough. We have to be able to come out and win games."