I'm sorry but I think that the Offense should be a bit of Both.
The Rushing game should set up the pass.
But not so much that you go 2-3 plays consistently running the ball.
It sets us up for a hard road.
I think that Raye should use the playbook that he installed, but work in the spread formation to take advantage of the Offensive threats that we have.
The reason why I do not believe that we should go strictly to Smith's strength is that the Offensive Line is a HUGE weak spot. Running the Spread singularly, won't help that. It will help keep Gore fresh, but only because now he's going to be essentially a Receiver.
Also as much as Philly works the WCO, that's what they use and only when they had T.O. did they get to the next step. And it didn't help them either.
I also think that running the Spread limits Alex's growth and potential to grow to the next step.
Great player's can be great because they aren't afraid to adapt. Solid players stick to one style of play and they excel at that. I think that Alex CAN be a great player. Limiting him only makes him solid and I don't see "solid" players winning many rings or Championships. Screw the "Big Ben" talk. Big Ben got his rings but not in straight up fashion. Was that his fault? No. But it is what it is. No other winning SB QB had those QB Ratings.
As I see it for Alex to be great he has to have something he knows "the Spread" as well as the things that he has worked on "the Numbers systems" combined. This is not the NCAA. If we want that then by all means stick to watching College ball and leave the NFL alone.
I apologize if this came off as a rant.
[ Edited by Ceadderman on Oct 28, 2009 at 3:51 AM ]