Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Originally posted by Young2Rice:
Originally posted by GhostofFredDean74:
^^ It's possible that Harbaugh asks Smith to run more spread-type plays (not necessarily the pistol, but something close) as part of the base offense. Watching old Stanford games, you saw Luck in the traditional WCO, but also in plenty of pistol formations/read-option plays...Harbaugh was constantly mixing things up even before he came here, so it's more than just a gimmick or JH trying to make Kap more comfortable. I really believe that's where this offense is going, a true mix of power WC, pistol read-option and spread formations with multiple WRs/TEs.
JH's thinking is that the more you make a D prepare for different formations, the less effective their preparation will be.
Harbaugh is like an artist as coach. He will use whatever works given the players abilities on the team. Was listening to NFLN and one of my favorite pundits, Warren Sapp, mentioned coaches trying to force players into schemes that did not highlight their strengths. He thought it was very counter productive. I agree and believe great coaches can morph their schemes around the players talent--for the most part.
Totally agree that JH will never relent from overwhelming the opposition with multiple sets and movement...yeah!
Agree. I love our coaching staff and what they are doing and continuing to do with our team.