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Days like these I am pissed that I only get 3 downvotes a day.
The pro style hasn't been working for Alabama at all, I wonder if they should go to a spread.
Of course, it should be noted that we really run an offense much more like Walsh's West Coast, than a pure pro-style.
Wisconsin's offense each of the prior two seasons could really score points. I don't know if you can expect that kind of talent for most seasons but it certainly can work with the right players. USC teams with Bush, Linehart etc weren't too shabby also. How that Wisconsin team last year lost 3 games is amazing seeing as they will end having 10 of the 11 offensive starters being NFL draft picks and most of them early rounders at that. MSU scored 39 on Wisconsin on a Neutral field last year with a pro style offense and Oregon with its spread scored 45 so there is certainly still a place for it.
Which at any point in time about 6 or more NFL teams run.
Very true. But it needed to be said. Our team tries to run straight pro-style, but our most effective plays under Dantonio have tended to be the horizontal passes, instead of three yards, cloud of dust and a shot down field.
CJ is one of the worst schticks on the board. Blanch/Mudjin/optiking type of pathetic.
"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
So you only count unsuccessful offenses as pro-style, got it.
Nope, think it is RichRod speaking!
If you somehow make it in and through med school, please keep me informed where you are employed. I want to stay as far away from retard doctors as possible.
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
Exactly. The reason we were successful on offense last year was BECAUSE we got away from 3 yards and a cloud of dust.
"RCMB: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainry." - some dude from MgoBlog
Yep. The pro style offense is why the following teams are never have and never will win anything of note.
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Pro-style - schmo-style.
I want MSU to run the type of offense they ran in the last 4 minutes of the 4th quarter versus Wisconsin. They drove it 80 yards and scored a touchdown. That's the offense I want to see the rest of the year.
Okay all you know-it-alls, what type of offense was that?
Ever consider the fact that those tend to be linked? Hard to be a tough defense when you're practicing against a soft offense all the time.
People are stupid.
Pro style does not mean run up the middle every play. Pro style means being able to line up in any one of a large number of formations and running a large number of plays.
Pro style teams can run a no huddle shotgun formation offense, and a power I. A "spread" team very rarely can do both.
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. I'm not too sure about the former." - Albert Einstein
I'm assuming the guys that want a spread didn't watch the JLS years. I can't believe people want to go to a spread. Oman.
We don't run a modern pro style offense. A lot of pro teams don't even carry a FB. NFL teams today rarely run the power I formation, because it is very hard to run that offense when you can't physically control the line of scrimmage. Parity in the NFL and the speed of defenses have made the formation obsolete in the NFL.
The difference between NFL passing schemes and our passing scheme is as follows:
-Most of our pass plays are less than 5 yards. The problem with these short catch and run passes is they allow the safeties to cheat in. Most NFL teams throw the ball down field because you have to create space for not only the running game but also for screen passes and a short passes to your TE's.
-NFL teams usually throw to the first down marker and beyond on third down. When you pass the ball a lot of things can go wrong it be poorly thrown, it can be dropped and it can be intercepted. When you add that the pass has to be accurate enough to catch on the run and then maybe avoid a tackler you are asking a lot. That's why NFL teams rarely go there.
NFL pass offenses look to create space and get playmakers in on one and one situations. I was at the Iowa game and we couldn't get people open because our pass routes didn't spread out the defense. Not only did we never throw the ball deep but we didn't even send players deep to draw coverage away from the other receivers running shorter routes.
We run a pro style offense from the 1970's and we run a poor version of that. Our playbook sucks and that goes to the offensive coordinator and the head coach.
I read that Rousher and the QB coach were drawing out the game winning play in a restaurant a few days earlier. Really. Why don't you examine some NO Saints or NE Patriots game film to put together a passing attack during the summer to get some receivers open and run a real Pro offense.
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