Shelton ready to prove his worth

Eric Shelton, a second-round draft pick in 2005 who has carried just eight times in two seasons, hopes that a change of offensive coordinator will ignite his career. Shelton found himself in Dan Henning's doghouse after failing to pick up the offense as a rookie. Now, Jeff Davidson is the new coordinator.

"Obviously (Henning) came out in the newspaper and said what he said, so he was down on me," Shelton said. "I have no control over what somebody else thinks of me. But obviously the team felt strongly enough about me to keep me here. So I'm doing something right. And I'm going to continue to keep doing that. (Henning) is no longer here and we have (Davidson) running the show, so right now I'm just trying not to get in his doghouse."

Shelton is largely viewed as a bust by Carolina fans.

"I always kind of wondered why people are down on me," Shelton said during a break in minicamp. "I mean, how can you be down on a guy who really ain't had an opportunity to go out there and show what he can do? I don't get it. But I'm going to keep going out there and doing the best I can. That's all I can do. The decision (on whether I'm here this year) is not in my hands."

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