I don't think it matters whether the coach is working with talent graded A, B, C, D or E. The execution level should rise at the same rate when you apply a given amount of practice time to a smaller playbook. The Manning brothers both benefited from smaller playbooks. Their physical skillsets are barely above average.
The key question is whether it is generally smarter to attack defenses with better execution or with a wider variety of plays. I favor better execution.
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If Snyder let's him stick around, Mike will pick up his game some, but I want better teams than he's capable of building.Execution is far more important that the type of scheme you run. Shanahan is way too full of himself to ever admit it, he's the type of guy that wants to be remebered as some type of innovator. Too bad all he'll be remembered for in washington is having a worse winning % than Spurrier or Zorn.