Rivera said Newton running less is a thing for the Panthers.
Newton is on pace to carry the ball 110 times for 502 yards, down from an average of 128 carries for 724 yards in his first two NFL seasons. Newton is also doing a better job of avoiding contact by getting down or going out of bounds before tacklers arrive.
think we want to limit his exposure in light of what has happened to RG3 in the past, Rivera said in reference to Robert Griffin III knee injury last season. I think that is important. But we can do so much with him we just choose to do it on a limited basis right now. that not always easy.
Rivera said it reminded him of an old nemesis.