Originally posted by kcfan11:That short stuff early will set up passes to the WRs. Imagine being hit with that short stuff all 1st qtr, safeties will start to cheat and boom WRs will get theirs! This could also set up 1st plays against other teams the following week. It's a chess game and I think Alex is the type of QB that can win at chess especially now that he has his hands over the pieces. They came out in spread formations and it looked like Alex from Utah, the deep stuff will come!
One thing you should keep in mind is Alex has never had the killer instinct. He isn't a guy that will carry the offense with his arm. He is a smart QB, but he out-thinks himself and takes very few chances. This will result in few turnovers, but it will also result in a dink-and-dunk offense. This type of offense will work fine if your defense can hold off the opposing team, but it's going to be a problem if your offense needs to put up 30+.
Andy's tendency to throw the ball may change the way Alex plays, which could be good and bad. If he becomes more aggressive, he will commit more turnovers. If he doesn't, your offense will lack the firepower needed to hang with high-powered teams unless your defense can shut them down. Alex isn't the type of QB that will give you the best of both worlds.
As for the poster who said we won championships with the same dink and dunk offense... those championship teams had no problem putting up 30 points. Dink and dunk philosophy, but that offense, at the time, was unstoppable because nobody knew how to defend it. That isn't the case anymore.
[ Edited by Empire49 on Aug 10, 2013 at 4:43 PM ]