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    Re: The Pistol Offense, a Fad or Here to Stay?



    Quote Originally Posted by NOLARavenFAN View Post
    What I have been sayin' all week about Kaep, he runs like a sprinter really high...
    and holds the ball like a loaf of bread...




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    The running qbs won't last unless they learn how to be pocket passers and limit their running. These running qbs can't evade injuries and they will eventually slow down to where their running isn't as effective. There is a reason why running backs typically are done by 30.


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    Re: The Pistol Offense, a Fad or Here to Stay?

    the thing is, they change it weekly. Against the Pack he ran a LOT. Against the Falcons he didn't run much at all (21 yds). they can do a lot out of the formation
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    Re: The Pistol Offense, a Fad or Here to Stay?

    I was referring to the zone-read or the pistol zone-read variant that is in vogue. I agree, the only way it works in the pro game is if you have a quarterback that can run and throw, which is a rare athlete. And I agree defenses will defend it better next year or more optimistically, next game. A quarterbacks optioning to run often seems to be a way to shorten their career and teams are always looking for their next franchise quarterback.

    RG3 is an example to me of what can happen when your quarterback runs and while I hope he recovers, he'll need to avoid punishment to last in the league.

    I believe we can best exploit Kaepernicks inexperience is by keeping him in the collapsing pocket and make him throw. But that only happens only if we contain the zone-read running game. If he breaks some big runs that will give him confidence, so seal the edge. I hope we rattle him with some big hits. The Atlanta game made him look great, but the Ravens defense will present more pressure, a stiffer run defense and more confusing coverages.




  5. #20

    Re: The Pistol Offense, a Fad or Here to Stay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    One thing I heard Pat Kirwan say yesterday. He broke down every play of Kaepernick's games and when he pulls the ball out of the belly of the RB and looks to throw, he is always going to throw in the direction he is facing.
    You have to believe that Ed Reed knows that too. If it plays out that way, he could be the 49ers leading receiver.

    It's also been stated that a large majority of their runs go to the right, and their passes to the left. Not sure how true that is, but even as athletic as they are, that won't fly against a good defense that watches a lot of film.




  6. #21

    Re: The Pistol Offense, a Fad or Here to Stay?

    The trick would be to find a QB that plays every game after using that system. Hell, r2d2 didn't make it. Vick has made big bucks playing very little(fumbling alot too). Defense coaches will scheme against it after it has been used like this year. If the Ravens shut it down in the SB, I would image other teams won't rely on it so much. Couple of blind side hits on 9er QB and he fumbles, Smith will be in.




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