Preface, this is my opinion/thoughts. not to be states as fact, just didn't want a gargantuan thread title.. heh I was thinking about the game and how it has progressed through the 80s>90s>00's. It has steadily become more and more a passing game. I think that is obvious. And it occurs to me that at some point there was a thought.. Why was it so successful? Cause Defenses were built to stop the run.. So a team could pass on teams easier... Flash forward to today... for 30 years defenses have been transitioning to stop the pass.. you have 5th corners getting on the field, you get after the QB, you have LBs who can run with pass catching TEs... Eventually someone is going to notice that 95% of Teams are trotting Squirtle out there on defense to counter the typical Charmander Offense and switch things up... One team throws a Bulbasoar offense out there and find a lot of success.. The NFL is a Copycat league. so there are going to be more Bulba offenses next season.. At some point the Bulbasaurs will outnumber the Charmander offenses. and Defensive coordinators will have to bench Squirtle for the Charmander Defense... We might be going into a Option Era.. but everything happens quicker these days and defenses will adjust.. then you will see the next wave of Passing powerhouses dominate again.