By Glenn Erby
Lead Writer

Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has heard head coach Ron Rivera talk about making a commitment to the running game, but he’s not buying it.

Williams, Carolina’s all-time leading rusher, says he’s skeptical of the team's commitment to running the ball, and says the team always starts out emphasizing it.

“The last two years I saw it in camp,” Williams told the News-Record. “I saw it in practice. I saw it all the way up until game time … and then we threw it more than we ran it.

“After the first two or three games we’ll definitely know our identity as a team."

I agree with Williams, and understand that if the Panthers don’t get a rushing attack from someone besides Cam Newton, they’ll never be successful.

Williams had 737 rushing yards and five touchdowns last season. The 30-year-old is entering his eighth NFL season. 


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