Originally posted by WillistheWall:
Interesting. It's amazing how much more the field is spread when you have a QB who can throw the ball, and that that doesn't mean we ran a different offense.
Fine, it wasn't a "spread" offense.
But we did THROW the football a higher percentage of the time.
Smith, and even Hill, always seem to march down the field and score points, when we throw the ball a lot.
It seems to get our quarterback and O-line into a rhythm.
Smith came from a passing offense in college. Shotgun, spread, whatever, it doesn't matter as much.
But constantly throwing the football gets the quarterback into a rhythm, gives big chunks of yards, and just as importantly, get the defense to back up from the line of scrimmage so we can finally have an effective running game again.
Despite all of this being said and known for years, I will not be surprised at all if we start off the Colts game by running running running.
Then, people will post about how Smith still sucks etc.
If we had coach Erickson, running our offense, we would have a far more effective offense.
People were really low on him, but the poor guy had ZERO talent to work with at the time.
Now, the only time we pass the ball a lot is when we are down and NEED to score points.
It is truly unbelievable.