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    Just makes sense given that the talent pool the NFL draws from isn't "training" players to run the "old school" power football offense that so many don't want to let go of. The name of the game is passing and speed. That isn't going to change because you can't get players from the college ranks who play "old school" football. Trying to run the ball like it is 1975 is just plain stupid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    Just makes sense given that the talent pool the NFL draws from isn't "training" players to run the "old school" power football offense that so many don't want to let go of. The name of the game is passing and speed. That isn't going to change because you can't get players from the college ranks who play "old school" football. Trying to run the ball like it is 1975 is just plain stupid.

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    But if most teams are doing this, there is a schoool of thought to counter it: If the offenses are leaning to the spread, passing offense, that means that the defenses are putting emphasis on it as well. Instead of run-stuffing big people, they're going for speed in coverage. Isn't a good way to take advantage of that is to have a decent run game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eich View Post
    But if most teams are doing this, there is a schoool of thought to counter it: If the offenses are leaning to the spread, passing offense, that means that the defenses are putting emphasis on it as well. Instead of run-stuffing big people, they're going for speed in coverage. Isn't a good way to take advantage of that is to have a decent run game?
    You need a run game but you probably can't match the scoring by trying to run the ball at 4 yards per carry. The "fast break" offense will just outscore you and you can't really slow it down because the rules favor that kind of play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oviedo View Post
    You need a run game but you probably can't match the scoring by trying to run the ball at 4 yards per carry. The "fast break" offense will just outscore you and you can't really slow it down because the rules favor that kind of play.
    +1

    Compound it with Red Zone struggles and you get a 21st scoring despite doing really well in other categories of offense. Less Offensive possession equals less scoring oppurtunity.

    Todd haley need to start using the entire field of football. Start using short passes to AB,Rainey and Miller and if CB start pressing well start throwing 50 yard passes to Wallace and burn the CBs.
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    Rd 1: Mike Evans - WR
    Rd 2: Kyle Van Noy - ILB/OLB
    Rd 3c: Philip Gaines - CB
    Rd 4: Taylor Hart - DE
    Rd 5: Justin Ellis - DT
    Rd 5c:Xavier Grimble -TE

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    Quote Originally Posted by grotonsteel View Post
    +1

    Compound it with Red Zone struggles and you get a 21st scoring despite doing really well in other categories of offense. Less Offensive possession equals less scoring oppurtunity.

    Todd haley need to start using the entire field of football. Start using short passes to AB,Rainey and Miller and if CB start pressing well start throwing 50 yard passes to Wallace and burn the CBs.
    needs to start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eich View Post
    But if most teams are doing this, there is a schoool of thought to counter it: If the offenses are leaning to the spread, passing offense, that means that the defenses are putting emphasis on it as well. Instead of run-stuffing big people, they're going for speed in coverage. Isn't a good way to take advantage of that is to have a decent run game?
    Also a premium is going to have to be paid to personnel that fit in the spread offense. So maybe you can get more value paying for the players most people don't value.

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    I found this statement in the article interesting given that everyone assumed Haley would be reining in the passing game.

    Although offensive coordinator Todd Haley won’t fully unveil the Steelers’ new system until the Sept. 9 opener, they’re spreading it out, too. Ben Roethlisberger averaged 3,868 yards passing the past three seasons, a figure approached only once in team history before he arrived in 2004.
    I'm totally OK with this. With the game on the line I want the ball in the hands of Big Ben, Antonio Brown, Mike Wallace (if he feels like playing) instead of Ike Redman or Dwyer. Our best talent is our receivers and QB not our RBs. Play to that strength.
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    If the other team can't stop Dwyer or Redman and they are getting tons of pressure on Ben... I want the RB's to close out the game. I think playing to our strength instead of the opponents weakness is going down the BA road...

    I'm not suggesting RUTM if we need 7 in a 2 minute offense... but if we are up by 3 and the opponent can't stop our ground game why throw the ball? Just because it's our strength?

    One other thing... for all this spread offense talk who was the #1 prospect the last 2 years? Andrew Luck.

    Most fast break offenses look pedestrian when up against a good D. I have yet to see the Pats put up 50 in the playoffs against a worthy opponent. Sure it works against the Bills and Dolphins but once the playoffs start the games tend to stay in the 17 to 24 point range.

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    In order to run a spread offense, it would probably be a good idea to employ a guy who is able to take the top off a defense, giving you big play possibilities as well as opening up things underneath as well (even if it costs more than $8 million per season to secure his services).

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    In order to run a spread offense, it would probably be a good idea to employ a guy who is able to take the top off a defense, giving you big play possibilities as well as opening up things underneath as well (even if it costs more than $8 million per season to secure his services).

    +1

    Steelers will need Mike Wallace to take to top of the defense to make passing offense potent. One can't just shorten the field and allow your QB to turn to Captain Checkdown and make life easy for opponent Defensive Backs.
    Steelers Draft
    Rd 1: Mike Evans - WR
    Rd 2: Kyle Van Noy - ILB/OLB
    Rd 3c: Philip Gaines - CB
    Rd 4: Taylor Hart - DE
    Rd 5: Justin Ellis - DT
    Rd 5c:Xavier Grimble -TE

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