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Old 01-31-2013, 03:22 PM
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Instead of chasing fad offenses we could just get good at a standard offense.
Just because you run the pistol offense doesn't mean that you still can utilize a "standard Offense" it's another formation just as is the shotgun formation it's all about mismatches and keeping the defense off balance
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:27 PM
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Just remember that the read option is a fad right now because it takes advantage of the rules protecting the QB to in essence have a player be a RB but still get the rule protections of a QB. I am expecting that maybe not in 13 but probably in 14 there will be a rules change that strips the QB of their special protections when they act like a RB.
What usually happens with a fad offense is that defenses figure them out but elements of those fads stay behind as more tools in the chest.

I don't envision teams lining up to run their QB's all over the place, but there will be some concepts or formations that will be used.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:43 PM
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Well Andy ran exclusively from shotgun at TCU, that's why I brought it up. Maybe he'd be more comfortable with a few more shotgun plays, idk. Just spitballin. I wouldn't mind running some pistol plays, at least then he wouldn't be taking a direct snap. He may actually be pretty good with the pistol stuff.
Yeah, Dalton is familiar and comfortable in the shotgun. That's why Gruden doesn't use it very much.
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