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Old 07-21-2009, 12:58 AM   #3
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Default Re: Spread offense been around for decades.

Originally Posted by MasterOfPuppets View Post
wouldn't you think a team running a pro style offense , with a good rushing attack ( georgia 2008 ) would have a field day against these evolving smaller defenses ?
The thing is, that college teams running a spread effectively can get into a real shootout and then teams with pro-style offenses built on more balanced run and pass attacks might not be suited to play from behind.

Its really a matter of stopping the spread offense with speed. That is why a spread in the NFL would not be as effective, because the collective team speed of defenses will run stuff down going east-west.

In the NFL, the quicker the ballcarrier can get to the safety, the better he is. That is why the big O linemen like Mack and Wood go early, while smaller and quicker guys like Luigs, Unger, Shipley go later......even if they were great blockers in spread offenses.
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