1. Welcome to CowboysZone!  Join us!  Come on!  You know you want to!

What Offensive System Should we run in Big D?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by FLCowboyFan, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. FLCowboyFan

    FLCowboyFan Hoping to be half the man Tom Landry was.

    2,148 Messages
    98 Likes Received
    I thought it would be interesting to ask this question as we speculate on who will come in as an OC. I found the following information on what are considered the 6 offensive systems being used in the NFL today on wikipedia. While this may not be the autoritative source of NFL systems it is still very interesting. Especially for those of us who aren't offensive guru's.


    Specific offensive strategies
    Using a combination of passing plays and running plays, the offense tries to gain the yards needed for a first down, touchdown, or field goal. Over the years several football coaches and offensive coordinators have developed some well-known and widely-used offensive strategies:

    Option offense
    Streak and Read Principle Offense (Patriots, Giants, Broncos)
    Smashmouth offense
    Air Coryell offense
    Spread offense
    West Coast offense (Green Bay, San Fran, Washington, Philly, etc)
    Pistol offense (used by West Coast teams)
  2. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

    18,984 Messages
    4,150 Likes Received
    The Air Garrett.
  3. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

    2,391 Messages
    1,677 Likes Received
    Tecmo Super Bowl.

    Wait, thats what we do already.
  4. weaver21

    weaver21 Member

    625 Messages
    7 Likes Received
    I feel like the West Coast offense would compliment Romo a lot better than the current system under Garrett.
  5. da_whiz_kid

    da_whiz_kid Active Member

    802 Messages
    78 Likes Received
    I think if we keep the coryell we should really consider fixing that line. If not, go to a different scheme which isn't as dependent on it.
  6. ShiningStar

    ShiningStar Well-Known Member

    5,726 Messages
    346 Likes Received
    the one that gets us in the end zone. no offense but in my non football coaching experience, its tds that count the most not what scheme you use. nothing against peopel who have it all figured out, but three rules have to apply to all teams. The RB MUST go forward, yes sorry for the staggering news, even the great Barry Sanders had to go forward. The WR also MUST go forward, again sorry for the devastating news, and lastly, while there are many ways to score, all NFL scholars agree, the ball must pass the plane of the endzone. So with all this new and high tech science i just cranked out, any scheme that gets that pig skin past the plane of the end zone is fine with me.

    Theres no difference between the schemes, they all need WR's, they all need someone to run the ball and they all have to go forward, i dont care if its the WCO, i dont care if its some design you think will fake out all defenses, a TE formation, or all out air offense, the player still has to catch the ball and he has to be passed the line of scrimmage.
  7. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

    3,577 Messages
    67 Likes Received
    Rick Dennison's offense.
  8. FLCowboyFan

    FLCowboyFan Hoping to be half the man Tom Landry was.

    2,148 Messages
    98 Likes Received
    I like what the Patriots have been able to do (with the streak and read) but they of course have Brady. Rick Dennison ran a west coast offense.

    I question who we are sticking with Air Coryell's system when it has limited success in the NFL.
  9. LittleD

    LittleD Member

    739 Messages
    10 Likes Received
    I think Romo reads defenses much like Peyton in Denver. I think that offense would work best for Romo if...and I mean if..we could find a great running back and some offensive linemen who could open some running lanes. Romo excels off of play action...
  10. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

    3,577 Messages
    67 Likes Received
    He runs a very specific flavor of the WCO.

    The Coryelle offense works great if you have the personnel for it, including a dominant OL.
  11. TheCount

    TheCount Pixel Pusher

    20,520 Messages
    553 Likes Received
    WCO is very timing based, something we consistently struggle with. Plus, a lot of it is the OC being able to sense the feel and flow of a game that we couldn't possibly bank on Garrett to run that sort of offense.
  12. CowboysFaninDC

    CowboysFaninDC Well-Known Member

    2,616 Messages
    74 Likes Received
    one that scores a lot of points.....:laugh2:
  13. FLCowboyFan

    FLCowboyFan Hoping to be half the man Tom Landry was.

    2,148 Messages
    98 Likes Received
    Theoretically the Air Coryell system is timing based as well.
  14. BRoni

    BRoni Active Member

    438 Messages
    57 Likes Received
    I vote for the up tempo no Garrett offense.
  15. Shinywalrus

    Shinywalrus New Member

    1,737 Messages
    0 Likes Received
    Up-tempo, non-timing based scheme that applies horizontal stretch concepts.
  16. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

    8,421 Messages
    1,799 Likes Received
    Do whatever it takes to get a dominant running game.

    Dallas ranked 31st in rushing yards
    SF ranked 4th in rushing yards

    Dallas ranked 3rd in passing yards
    SF ranked 23rd in passing yards

    Dallas ranked 28th in Offensive Interceptions
    SF ranked 2nd in Offensive Interceptions

    Dallas Win-Loss 8-8
    SF Win-Loss 11-4

    Dallas ranked 3rd in Pass Attempts with 658.
    SF ranked 31st in Pass Attempts with 436

    Alex Smith - Average QB at best
    Colin Kaepernick - 1st time starter (2nd year player)

    Romo - Regardless of offensive system, he would have less opportunity for INTs with a better running game.

    .
  17. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

    32,588 Messages
    344 Likes Received
    Some type of West Coast offense.
  18. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

    5,027 Messages
    984 Likes Received
    Wishbone would be nice.

    Inverted Wishbone would be better.

    A predominant 3 TE based offense with a FB and TB would be best.
  19. Pessimist_cowboy

    Pessimist_cowboy Well-Known Member

    1,290 Messages
    279 Likes Received
    More west coast . Methodical short crossing routes , smash mouth up the gut running ,Less shotgun more play action . Romo thrived under play action with Payton and Sparano . I'm sick to my gut seeing romo 2nd and 3 on the 5 yard line going shotgun . I'm done with that BS
  20. RW Hitman

    RW Hitman Well-Known Member

    2,494 Messages
    33 Likes Received
    thanks :rolleyes:

Share This Page