A three-digit route tree of 10 possible routes (0-9) does not equal 59,049 possible combinations. Massive math fail by the author.
59,049 would be the possible combinations of a five-digit route tree of 9 possible routes (1-9), however.
Even though I probably shouldn't, once I see such a blatant error I can't help but feel the guy doesn't really understand what he is attempting to explain.
I'd love to see the Ravens bring the Erhardt-Perkins offense to Flacco and the Ravens.
I think it's a lot more versatile than the Coryell or the West Coast.
Again, I think it's just a matter of terminology. You can run whatever play or scheme you want. The only thing you're beholden too with a particular offensive "system" is its terminology. At least that's my understanding. I could be wrong. I'm no X's and O's expert. That's why I asked others to chime in. Anyway...
A system that more efficiently communicates a play will complement a quarterback that likes the no huddle, because it will be easier to push the tempo. Flacco talks all the time about wanting our no huddle to be able to move as quickly as the Pats no huddle can.
It didn't look like we were running the Air Coryell yet and we certainly weren't running the West Coast.
And 2010 was Flacco's best regular season, though I think the Air Coryell suits him perfectly too as long as the playcalling/scheme is being executed properly.
Screw the EP system!