The All-Encompassing Offensive Formation Thread

Discussion in 'Vols Football' started by CardinalVol, Apr 23, 2012.


Do you like the spread?

  1. Yes

    0 vote(s)
  2. Meh

    7 vote(s)
  3. No

    13 vote(s)
  1. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Not if you think it can work in the SEC, but do you like it?

    Personally, I don't.
  2. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

  3. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Hate it. It has ruined the game at all levels. Any number of trap plays and dives don't exist anymore where a running back gets to try to run over somebody.(This is the spectator in me speaking, mind you. Not someone who is scheming to win football games.)
  4. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    The rise of 7 on 7 passing camps have spawned this
  5. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Great Man

    I don't prefer it. I think the pro-style run the ball plus play-action pass is the best offense in football. That said I think spreading it out is a way for some teams to compete. I think it's tough to win a power league with it, but a team can win games with it. It doesn't make much sense to attempt to cram it down people's throats if you don't have/can't get the personnel.
  6. chavisut

    chavisut Dan Mullen Fan Club President

    I like playing to your strengths. Right now the spread accomplishes that.
  7. Lexvol

    Lexvol Guest

    I like some more than others. Oregon is fun to watch. I never cared for Urban's version at Florida. From what has been developed so far, I still prefer a pro set.
  8. droski

    droski Traffic Criminal

    pro set has too much reliance on the qb. you guys have had good luck in that area historically, but the spread does seem to level the playing field a bit. if i have an nfl qb i'd prefer pro set, but i'm not sure high schools are pumping those guys out enough these days.
  9. O+W=H.

    O+W=H. New Member

    If it's clicking, and keeping offense on the field, I'm fine.

    problem is the other side of the ball. If you're just trotting your defense out there that much faster, what's the point...
  10. fl0at_

    fl0at_ Humorless, asinine, joyless pr*ck

    I think it puts too much of the game on the QB and a select set of receivers' shoulders. If it is no huddle, fast paced offense it limits the time your defense has to rest. Which I think is a hinderance.

    Clearly it can work, but it almost doesn't seem sustainable in the long run, due to the offensive requirements. It just seems like it goes bad rather more quickly than the pro set.

    Incidentally, are there any good books on the fundamentals of football strategy? Something like "The Diary of a Defensive Coordinator," that breaks down different philosophies, etc?

    Would be interested to read some, especially if it is something a coach considers a "must read."
  11. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    I could make an argument that 1 stud RB and one complimentary RB offset the need for great QB.
  12. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    There are times in a game where the offense needs to hold the ball as long as possible regardless of if they score or not. It's easier to do that running a traditional offense than it is with a spread team.
  13. LawVol13

    LawVol13 Chieftain

    And point directly to Alabama as evidence of that.
  14. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Or LSU

    Or Tennessee's 98 team
  15. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    I believe they call this the "Alabama approach".
  16. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    You cam play ball control spread.
  17. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Not sure if this is a Freudian slip but I'd let that guy be my QB any day of the week no matter the offense. Panthers will be lethal this year.
  18. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Is that intentional? Cam Newton was a freak of nature.

    When you have psuedo TBs for QBs, you can do that. Tebow and Newton have been the only two that were big enough to withstand the beating they took between the tackles (Tebow especially, Newton had two good RBs with him at Auburn).

    Oregon couldn't do it against a weak Auburn team.
  19. IP

    IP Advanced Pruitt Apologetics Bot

    Mobile typo
  20. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Worked out well though

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