There has been much criticsm about the offense RG3 is running
"It'll be figured out!" they say
"Its a college offense! It won't last!" We hear
The critique being the alleged limited reads RG3 has to make and the simplicity of the read option offense, which is BOUND to be figured out, because well Cam Newton did last year and he was figured out! (Actually he hasn't been, Newton's numbers are great again)
Another critique of the Redskins O this year is RG3 is learning a system now that is not an "NFL" system. His growth is being stunted.
Well lets take a look at the best QB of the last decade and the offense he is now running up in New England and see where the concepts are coming from. A terrific article
Link for rest aboveWith 1 word, Patriots’ no-huddle an NFL marvel
FOXBOROUGH — Just one word can be powerful.
Saying, “Help,” lets someone know a person needs assistance.
“Sorry,” can immediately heal some wounds.
“Stop,” could save someone from harm.
Yes, just one word can be potent.
The same holds true for football and the Patriots.
When the Patriots’ offense is at its best and running roughshod over opponents — like getting out to a 31-7 lead in Sunday’s 31-21 victory over the Broncos — it’s when they are going with the fast version of their no-huddle offense.
And against the Broncos, the Patriots ran it faster than ever. It was breathless with 89 offensive plays (second in team history for a non-overtime game since they had 94 in a 28-10 loss to the Steelers in 1989) and a franchise-record 35 first downs, the eighth-highest total in league history.
The NFL never has seen anything like it, and it may never be the same.
How did the Patriots run the offense that fast? What was the key?
Not one word to describe it.
The Patriots operate their no-huddle attack most often using one word as the play call.
More accurately, they use six one-word play calls a game.
That word tells all 11 players on offense everything they need to know.
Direction on run plays.
Routes for receiver on passing plays.
Shifts in formations.
Possible alerts and play alterations.
“I think the point of it is to try to get everyone going fast,” quarterback Tom Brady said recently. “So as fast as you can get the communication to your teammates, everyone can be on the line of scrimmage, then the better it is.”
The future of NFL offenses has arrived in New England. And it’s thanks to the college game.
Here is the overall point. Spread/option/hurry up concepts are the future of the NFL. Quick short passes that get the ball out of RG3's hands are what the NFL will become.
In 5 years, with the types of QB's coming up through the college ranks, the NFL will have 10-15 teams running a read option element in their offense, along with a spread/no huddle.
Right now the comparision is to Andrew Luck with RG3 and how Luck is running an "NFL" offense. The problem with this being Luck is running an outdated NFL offense which is either a) forcing him to throw the ball down field or b) is so poorly designed he is making some of the worst decisions we have seen from a QB since Rex Grossman.
Tom Brady is running a college offense. One word play calls, hurry up, spread passing game with deadly accuracy.
That is the future of the offense here in DC with RG3 except RG3 is a far better runner and he posses Brady like accuracy.
That is also the future of NFL offenses. Not the outdated scheme Bruce Arians is forcing on Andrew Luck