Originally posted by genus49:
Originally posted by hofer36:
watching all these bowl games, i see almost all the teams are running out of the shotgun formation...as far as niners decision as to whether to run a shotgun formation or pro set, i would think that future niners qb draftees will have more experience in shotgun formation, so maybe niners should run more shotgun formations now, it looking to be the wave of the future
So you want the niners to use college offensive schemes and you think that will make this team better?
Oh and Alex Smith has just a tad bit of experience in shotgun offense.
i am not sure you get my point...probably my fault for not being clear, this was a bit hard to put in writing....this is not a pro alex smith post, though i am on rcord as being pro alex smith...this is not a run a college offense post...nfl teams like the colts and pats run shotgun offenses and they are not college offenses
the point im trying to make is that the qb who takes the snap under center in the college game is a dying breed, a dinosaur....most of these college teams run some offense where the qb takes the snap in shotgun formation...therefore, the qbs in the draft pool are, and will continue to be, less expereinced taking the ball from under center.....so do you take these guys and try to make them learn how to be comfortable taking the ball from center, or do you adapt to a colts/pats type offense? I dont now the answer, just throw it out as whati thought was an interesting question
and btw, nate davis at ball state ran almost exclusively the shotgun formation, so he would probably be more comfortable if niners went that route...if he has learning disability, reducing the demands on his making reads as he drops back probably would help him
but maybe you stay in standard pro set and make the qb learn to be comfortable in such a formation....alex smith did hit the 73 yard td pass to davis vs rams from under center, and as noted by the comentators, looked the safety off to the left before coming back to the right to hit davis (something many poster used to say he didnt/couldnt do)