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"I just think it fits my game personally well," Anderson said Wednesday afternoon during a guest spot on NFL Up To The Minute. "They love to run the ball. That's something they do more of.
"They have history of running the ball and using backs in certain ways. I think with the power in my game with a little bit of quickness to break tackles and the leadership I can bring, with the football IQ on top that I can bring to Carolina hopefully puts them over the hump."
Anderson has a point on Carolina's commitment to the running game, of course.
Newton led the team in rushing last season with 754 yards.
While Anderson joins second-year pro Christian McCaffrey in the backfield, it remains to be seen how new offensive coordinator Norv Turner intends to split touches.
The Anderson-McCaffrey combination provides intrigue, but also working in the Panthers' favor is Turner's track record with running backs.
Given Turner's ability to get the most out of a backfield, Anderson looks forward to sharing the workload with McCaffrey.
"One thing that's going to be true is we're both going to play," Anderson said. "Who knows from there? He has a special skill set that I'm pretty sure Norv is going to use to the full capability maximum.
"And same with me. I got a skill set that he's going to use for me very well. So, I was really high up there on explosive runs of 20 yards or more, that's something I can build off of and I'm excited about."