Originally posted by Overkill:We're old fashioned because Harbaugh didn't fall for the cult of QB stuff that grew up around guys like Rodgers, Brees, Peyton, and Brady. No team can win without going to a spread style, passing dominated offense - "the rules have changed". Remember that crap? That was the supposed "new" NFL style. Hello, Detroit.
We're showing football is still a team sport. We're winning because we have perhaps the deepest roster in football and can win in all three phases of the game.
I'll take the "old fashioned" label and wear it with pride.
100% agree. Would like to add that imho the nfc west is starting to look like the last vestige of where a balanced, hard nosed program is held at a premium in these early stages of the season.
Because of rule changes most teams it seams have built and coached their teams around success through the air due to the rule changes. With all the passing going on the emphasis on the running game has has fallen to the way side. Im not sure but imo FO personnel, coaches have made the wrong choice in believing that just getting athletic players is enough of to offset running games these days as if scheme, preparation and will don't matter as much when trying to est. or defend the run.
Teams with in each division typically build their squads to beat the biggest dog there. On defense they build and enact ways to best attack the the strengths the O. On O they seem to try to mimic as best they can so as to at least try to keep up. Nfc north....yup; afc east.....yup; nfc east... yup.
I dont really dig writing long post but i think yall get the picture. The same thing is happening in the nfc west. Seattle is trying to build a balanced hard nosed team, ya know fisher m o already and the tards are trying....sorta