Originally Posted by Vin
Because the Jets lacked the Personnel *AND* The Coaching Staff to do what Denver did.
THE SPREAD-OPTION is still a gimmick as far as the NFL goes.....kind of like the Knuckleball in baseball.....(no offense to RA Dickey fans)
Nonsense. Let's look at the top 10 teams in the league right now by record.
3 teams are in the playoffs with the spread option this year. SF, Seattle and likely Washington. Their quarterbacks are either rookies or 1st year starters who are all in the top 10 in efficiency. The rookie of the year last year, ran the spread option and are still running it this year. Tebow made the playoffs with it and made the #1 defense look stupid with the spread option.
That's a gimmick?
3 teams have atypical offenses that are tailor-made to their QB's needs. Broncos, Patriots and Green bay. They require ELITE level QB's with a lot of experience.
The other 4: Baltimore, Indianapolis, Houston and Atlanta use what one would consider pro style offenses. Their offense really don't scare anyone. So 6 out of the top 10 teams in the league right now, are NOT using a traditional NFL offense.
Out of all the top 10 rookie QB's drafted this year, the one struggling the most is the one trying to run a pro style offense: Andrew Luck.
So the scariest offenses in the league right now are either running the spread option, or have something uniquely designed to suit their quarterbacks' skillset.