Originally Posted by pancakeman
This seems kind of crazy to me. But I like the idea of being ahead of the curve for once in offensive innovation.
Exactly, but its a necessity/invention type thing. Dallas does not need a particular scheme as much as to first use the players that they have in the most optimal/reduced weaknesses type of attack. The thing that Jim Harbaugh did with the Niners was continually adjust to the particular strengths and weaknesses of the players. He started last year with Smith at QB and began to whittle down the demands on Smith while bolstering the running game. Tim Hasselbeck on ESPN radio last Friday said that the 49ers run the ball very creatively. They mix up formations and calls and directions - but he said that it keeps the defense guessing. Last year, there were games that Gore ran for less than 4 ypc and some that he ran for less than 3ypc but they just kept running him. He is not the fastest, the biggest, strongest, or most elusive, but they committed to running the ball creatively to protect their passer...last year.
This year, they started the year with a similar offense from last year, but then the change to Kaepernick ushered two more changes. First, his arm strength allowed deeper patterns but also, Harbaugh began to study and add the "read/option" for Kaepernick to add to his arsenal. Harbaugh has made 3 major changes to his offense based on his personnel and his team is young and flourishing, with huge options in both the run and pass game. Their players are a round peg that fits easily into a scheme that is as round as the Super Bowl.
I heard one of the announcers say during the Atlanta game that Harbaugh plays his offense close to the vest, to keep his ideas and plans for his players a secret. If there is anything to copy here, it is that the Dallas team needs to:
Play Like That!
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