Charlotte Observer: Panthers HC Fox remains steadfast i...

Charlotte Observer: Panthers HC Fox remains steadfast in his
support for rookie RB Jonathan Stewart. Stewart, a 1st-round draft
pick, rushed for 21 yards on seven carries. He has 111 yards and
one TD in the past four games after rushing for 272 yards and four
scores in the first 5 games. Deangelo Williams gained more yards
Sunday (140) than Stewart has in the past month. After a slow
start to the season, Williams has been hot of late, with 464 yards
in the past five games. When asked about whether Stewart's sore
heel was hurting his play, or if he'd hit the wall that slows some
rookies, Fox said: "No, it's none of those things in my opinion.
He did miss 2 days of practice (last) week. That never helps. He
made some hard runs, and part of (the gains on) those runs were
his. "There's no doubt the bulk (of the carries went to) DeAngelo,
and it goes that way (sometimes). Probably about a month ago,
people were wanting (Stewart) to be the starter. It's a long
season and we're going to need him. He knows it and we know it. So
it's nothing he's done wrong." Fox said he's "totally happy" with
Stewart and Williams.

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