"There's nobody that does more stuff (with the running game), and it's basically because the quarterback is such a dynamic part of it," Carroll said, via the Charlotte Observer. "They're willing to run the quarterback inside, outside, lead plays, powers, all of the read stuff, as well. This is the most difficult offense that we face, and it's really because Cam is such an adept player.
"A lot of teams have some plays that they use (like Carolina), but nobody relies on the quarterback to run like they do. He's got 10 touchdowns rushing this year and those aren't quarterback sneaks at the goal line. They're from all over the place. It's the most challenging."
Panthers' offensive coordinator Mike Shula should be credited with designing the most diverse run game in the NFL. Newton's colossal frame allows him to take a pounding with more resilience than any other quarterback in the NFL, which allows Shula to be creative -- especially with inside runs that most teams shun for fear of injuring their signal-caller.