A Very American Coup By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor-in-Chief...
6,000 reasons to pass the football
NORTH CAROLINA, (BASN)—Pass, pass, and pass again.
Who needs a running game when you have a good quarterback?
Besides, the screen pass is the new verison of the sweep?
As a result, most teams are spreading the field as wide as possible, in multiple receiver sets, providing protection for their quarterbacks and picking these helpless defenses apart.
And when teams get into a little trouble, they utilize their tight end package and slowly start dumping the ball down the field until they find themselves in the end zone.
The TE position, for this reason, is so important in today’s high-speed offenses, because they usually present match up problems for laterally challenged linebackers, who try to cover them and a size issue for smaller corner backs, who find themselves trying to guard them when they lineup in the slot position. New England’s Rob Gronkowski and the Cowboys’ Jason Witten are two tight ends who have benefited from these mix-matches.
Pretty much, that’s the offensive strategy for most teams.
Air it out.
Score quick and often, while applying pressure on opposing defenses by going to a no-huddle offense.
The no-huddle offense, in effect, speeds up the game, and turns them into fast breaks instead of the usually slow grueling slug-fest of the past.
Therefore, football fans shouldn’t be surprised when they see quick snaps, which are designed to catch defenses off guard, out of breath, and trying to make key substitutions in split seconds.
Yes, it’s a pass happy-league, especially with the new rules are designed to protect wide receivers while going across the middle.
Consider the fact that, just last season, we witnessed four of the top six passing yardage seasons in the NFL’s 92 history.
For instance, the New Orleans Saints Drew Brees 5,476 yards and Patriots’ Tom Brady’s 5,235 surpassed Hall of Fame Miami Dolphin QB Dan Marino’s 26 year old record of 5,084 yards.
That’s simply amazing.
Especially, when realize Detroit Lions’ Matthew Stafford threw for 5,038 yards as well last year, while the Giants’ Eli Manning threw for 4,993 in his journey to win his second Super Bowl ring.
With all of these football sailing in the sky, some NFL analysts predict that there maybe a 6,000 yard passing season in the near future for some lucky quarterback.
Sports Illustrated senior writer Peter King, in fact, thinks that the QB with the greatest skills to accomplish this incredible feat, will probably be Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers.
Unfortunately, Rodgers doubts it’s possible.
“That’s what, 375 yards a game?” he said.
Even though Rodgers, who finished last season with 4, 643 yards, feels a 6,000 yard season is still unattainable, he averaged 310 years per game last year for the Cheese-Heads.