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    Pistol/Spread Offenses in the NFL

    This is a really good read about Pistol and Spread concepts finally making it into the NFL.

    The future is already here: How the Pistol Offense is changing the NFL - SBNation.com


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    Re: Pistol/Spread Offenses in the NFL

    REally good read



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    Re: Pistol/Spread Offenses in the NFL

    The Spread/Pistol/Read making up for the wishbone in the NFL?


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    Re: Pistol/Spread Offenses in the NFL

    I would love for Pistol formations called here. Been wanting more for a long time. Allows the RB to gather steam and pick his hole before getting the ball. Allows the QB to be closer to the line and read the defense better.



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    Re: Pistol/Spread Offenses in the NFL

    I thought guns were banned?

    For real though, would love to see more and more pistol/wishbone. RB's like Forte/Lynch/Charles/Murray would benefit greatly from the set. Hope this continues to pick up steam




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    Re: Pistol/Spread Offenses in the NFL

    That was fun to read



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    Re: Pistol/Spread Offenses in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by megamanxzero35 View Post
    I would love for Pistol formations called here. Been wanting more for a long time. Allows the RB to gather steam and pick his hole before getting the ball. Allows the QB to be closer to the line and read the defense better.
    How does the QB being closer to the line help him read the defense better? It's not like he's taking the shotgun snap 30 yards deep.


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    Re: Pistol/Spread Offenses in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    How does the QB being closer to the line help him read the defense better? It's not like he's taking the shotgun snap 30 yards deep.
    Don't all qb's have poor vision?



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    Re: Pistol/Spread Offenses in the NFL

    That was a beautiful article design. Made the computer nerd inside me a little randy.
    Good article too.



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    Re: Pistol/Spread Offenses in the NFL

    I think I see more "college style" plays in the NFL all the time. Zone read, wide recieveer screen, etc.



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    Re: Pistol/Spread Offenses in the NFL

    I am not sure the zone read is vialble for the NFL because of the abuse it puts on the QB position. The NFL has a much longer schedule. I think that keeping players healthy is a factor in NFL play callling. With the speed and size that NFL defenses move at you need to be careful with your personel and can't have them getting munched too often. I do think the Spread offense has merit in the NFL and you will see a lot of teams changing offensive tempo. Tempo has made guys like Manning and Brady famous because they can make reads and dictate the play to best fit their advantage as an offense.


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    Re: Pistol/Spread Offenses in the NFL

    The article addresses the running QB a bit.

    ...and to my knowledge there have been no comprehensive studies done at any level of football that measures the risk to quarterbacks in the concepts, so we’re left with anecdotes to judge by. Yet even if it is true – no, especially if it is true – the issue is not really about these spread concepts at all. All quarterbacks – and all NFL players, really – are constantly at risk of gruesome injury. Pocket passers like Carson Palmer, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have missed entire seasons because of injuries sustained while standing in the pocket, and quarterbacks are constantly hit while or just after releasing the ball, a far more vulnerable position than being hit while sliding following a 5-yard gain behind a lead blocker. If the argument is that the scheme is too dangerous to risk injury to Robert Griffin III, then the real argument isn’t to abolish these offenses, it’s to abolish football. That’s another discussion, but if that’s the actual concern then we have much bigger problems than the Pistol Zone Bluff.


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    Re: Pistol/Spread Offenses in the NFL

    Quote Originally Posted by besserheimerphat View Post
    The article addresses the running QB a bit.
    I think that blerb does not correctly address the issue if the QB taking contact. There is the focal point on the season ending injuries of the pocket passers vs. running QBs but it does not correctly assess the wear (dings, lingering injures, ect.) on the QBs throughout the season. QBs who are asked to carry the ball numerous times in a lengthy schedule will sustain a higher volume of contact vs. a pocket passing QB. The QB position like most any other position in the game does not rotate personel in and out. One QB will take almost all the offensive snaps in the same game. No ask your QB to both take QB contact and RB contact and you will need a superman to sustain productivtiy throughout the whole season and playoffs.

    That is just my thinking. Colin Klein was not even close to the guy at the end of the season as he was at the start.


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    Re: Pistol/Spread Offenses in the NFL

    Just love how NFL pundits said these thing would NEVER make up from the college game, yet here we are watching these systems all year. Just goes to show, never say never.



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