Wednesday, December 17, 2008
December 15, 2008
By Andrew Mason
Comments from head coach John Fox at his weekly press conference one day after the Panthers' 30-10 win over the Denver Broncos:
On how running back DeAngelo Williams has improved from last season: Like any growing process, it's been all around I think. Physically, I thought he worked very hard. This is a grueling season. I think it takes awhile to adjust to. Some people make if faster than others; some people never get it. But physically I thought he really, really worked hard in every area from endurance to speed training to strength. Then, we had a first-year offensive coordinator last year. He was a young player and the whole system was new to him as it was to our whole offense. I think Jeff Davidson has done a fantastic job. Like any system, it takes a while to get used to. Whatever business you're in, that first year is usually the toughest. So it usually gets better and more comfortable after that. A lot of that -- mentally, maturation, there are all kinds of words -- but he got better only through hard work, and it's a tribute to his work ethic.