Originally posted by BrianGO:Originally posted by redrathman:Originally posted by hondakillerzx:Originally posted by redrathman:Originally posted by hondakillerzx:Originally posted by redrathman:i read his blog, he can say anything he wants, we had everyone spread out, it doesnt matter what position they were listed at.Originally posted by hondakillerzx:
they will spread it out, they would be retarded to ignore the spread offense after how effective it was in the last game. and if they ran in that game, they wouldve been successful because alex made them think that we can actually throw too. this colts game should be pretty exciting if they can somehow keep alex upright long enough to hit his receivers
See Myth #2 in Maiocco's blog post.
Just because you spread peanut butter on toast doesn't mean you can call it the spread offense. You specifically mentioned the spread offense.
From the Wiki article on the Spread Offense:
The spread offense begins with a no-huddle approach with the quarterback in the shotgun formation much of the time. The fundamental nature of the spread offense involves spreading the field horizontally using 3, 4, and even 5-receiver sets (some implementations of the spread also feature wide splits between the offensive linemen). The object of the spread offense is to open up multiple vertical seams for both the running and passing game to exploit, as the defense is forced to spread itself thin across the field (a "horizontal stretch") to cover everyone.
Yeah, try again.
so basically just because they huddled instead of using a no huddle it wasnt a spread offense? he was in shot gun, he had multiple receivers lined up wide. just because u found it on wikipedea it must be true right? some people just like to be arrogant on this forum just to act like internet tough guys, ok, u win, have fun. i hope you feel good, bravo. yay, red rathman!!! most awesomest poster ever award goes to this guy!!!
I'm not trying to bust anyone's balls here. Honestly, I tire of fans overstepping their knowledge bubble to speak on issues they know nothing about. In this instance, the misappropriation of the term Spread Offense was thrown around on Monday after Smith's performance. To someone who has played the game of football or closely follows it for a living, it's incredibly frustrating to read.
The Spread Offense isn't just something a team does one series in a game. It's a constant throughout the game, from the first snap to the last. Lining up Running Backs and Tight Ends in the slot isn't the Spread Offense. Heck, even formations with four wide receivers isn't the the Spread Offense. The Spread Offense is an offensive theory, not a formation.
All I ask is that you educate yourself just a bit before spouting off, even on a silly fanboy internet forum.
Brian Billick called it a "spread offense" when he was calling the game. He was an NFL coach.
Even if you did know more than him, how else would you like to refer to the offense we used in the fourth quarter?
We had receivers/TE's "spread" out over the field.
Should we call it the "wide" offense?