QB Bryce Young's stature limiting Panthers' offensive playbook
In the fast-paced, high-intensity world of the NFL, sometimes it's the simplest strategies that can make or break a game. Among these is the quarterback sneak, a fundamental move in the playbook of any NFL team. But as the new season progresses, a particular team is finding this basic play to be a considerable challenge.
Bryce Young, an Alabama standout, was the top pick for the Carolina Panthers in this year's draft. A prodigious talent, Young has faced skepticism not because of his skills, but because of his physical build. At 5-foot-10 and 204 pounds, Young is noticeably more diminutive than the average NFL quarterback, who usually stands at least 6-foot-2.
ESPN in a report pointed out a significant defect in the Panthers' offensive scheme after their defeat at the hands of the New Orleans Saints. They highlighted,