Originally Posted by eaglenj
Excellent post you are spot on, and the fact that brady and peyton are still dominating doenst change that fact.
First off you are talking about 2 top 10 QBs of all time, so they are statistical outliers. Plus Brady is running the spread, just as a pocket passer.
People have been talking about parity in the league for a long time and the spread offense is a big reason why. The read option plays/spread option allow teams to compete with lesser talent.
What russel wilson is doing with the seattle offense really is remarkable and shows how quickly fortunes can change in the NFL. His receivers are subpar, they dont have a great TE and their line is good not great....yet they are stomping people because they are executing the read option plays to perfection.
Finding/drafting the next RGIII isnt going to happen, but players like ryan nassib (similar in athleticism to rogers) can execute the same zone reads and if the play is designed correctly will be able to find an open player. He is a good athlete, smart and accurate with a quick release.
The jets getting someone like norv turner as OC is nothing but a waste....we need an innovative offensive mind with spread experience, who isnt married to the same playbook he developed 20 years ago.
A guy like jeff tedford as OC (if rex stays) would be perfect for developing a QB, running the offense from top to bottom as he has been a HC for a long time, and being able to incorporate the spread/read option into the offense.
I hope we find someone to lead the organization that is forward thinking rather then backward
I agree the spread offense is the trend of the future. I don't know if the pocket passer is going away though. You can run the spread with a pocket passer (see Brady).
The fact of the matter is that there are only so many QBs out there who have the QB skills and are good athletes with their feet. If this is the the trend, the league is heading to a league much like MLB where only about 6 or 7 teams have a realistic shot for the Super Bowl and the rest are basically eliminated from the start.
I think because of RGIII and Luck (and to a lesser extent Wilson), people think it is a trend. I don't see many guys like them currently in the college ranks to continue this trend. I think it was more of a anomaly that they both came out in the same draft. Wilson's (And Kapernick's)success has to do with a dominant defense than them carrying their team.
Personally, I think RGIII is going to have a short career because he gets beat up far too much. That is a big problem with scrambling QBs. They can't stay healthy (see Michael Vick).