Michael Vick and How The Spread Offense Has Changed The NFL

February 19, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Marty Mornhinweg and Andy Reid coach the same offensive players. Past that, the similarity in coaching scheme is almost nonexistent.
In the days of Joe Montana and Bill Walsh, the West Coast offense became the new standard of offensive excellence; in fact, the style is still employed by many coaches across the league, Reid included.
On the other side of the offensive spectrum is the explosive spread offense.
Quarterbacks throw the ball vertically to receivers all over the field, and the defense usually has a tough time staying on the same page. Mornhinweg uses this style.
While the Eagles searched for their offensive identity to start the season, the dynamic spread with Michael Vick and Mornhinweg became too exciting and effective to keep off the field.
Kevin Kolb and Andy Reid's West Coast offense took a back seat as the embattled Vick gave defenses entirely new and confusing looks.
Not since Randall Cunningham had a quarterback in the NFL threatened defe...

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