Mike Shula, the offensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers, told a YouWager news source recently that the world can expect to see some exciting things from his team in the 2013 NFL football wagering season. Shula said he feels Newton is prepared to lead the team to the next level. He said if Newton can handle the emotional challenges that come his way, he can become one of the National Football League’s elite quarterbacks.
Shula said, “Probably the biggest thing for him is maintaining that balance. Because everything around you during the football season is going to be up and down.”
The biggest hurdles for the young star, Shula told YouWager’s source, will be the emotional ups and downs of the season. Physically, Newton has the goods, he says. Newton has admitted that he needs to manage his feelings. “The more you can continue to stay on an even plane and lead the group of guys around you, the more effective you are going to be as a quarterback,” Shula said. He also said Newton is one of the best players he has worked with.
Shula. If the name sounds familiar to YouWager’s serious NFL football bettors, there’s a good reason for that. Mike Shula’s father was legendary coach Don Shula. His brother is Dave Shula, who also coached in the NFL. Pro football is in Mike Shula’s DNA. Cam Newton’s ‘balance’ is only one of the challenges Shula faces as Carolina’s Offensive Coordinator. Many knowledgeable fans in the online betting community say the man must find a way to bring more balance to the entire Panthers offense.
Along with Newton, Shula’s arsenal now includes the club’s 1ST round NFL Draft selection, DeAngelo Williams, Mike Tolbert, plus 6th round pick, Oregon running back Kenjon Barner. Shula told YouWager’s source, “It’s our job to know each player and what he does best and put him on the field doing what he does best. It is a bit of a struggle when you’re trying to get all of those guys involved. The number one thing is make first downs and keep the ball. … you do that by having a good mix.”
Shula became Carolina’s offensive coordinator when Rob Chudzinski moved to Cleveland to be the head coach of the Cleveland Browns.
The sports betting public has been watching Newton’s development very closely. In his 32 starts for the Panthers, Newton threw for 7,920 yards and 40 touchdowns. He ran for 1,447 yards and made 22 touchdowns.
With this kind of duel-threat option, according to Shula, it all comes down to Newton’s ability to make sound decisions in the heat of battle. Shula told YouWager’s source, “We want him to make quick decisions — and the right decisions — and get the ball out. That helps the receivers and the offensive line and keeps people off of him. I think he’s gotten better each year. I feel better about him now than I did last year.”