“The NFL doesn’t have the advanced PS Schemes of College but it’s starting to change. Even in this fractured, watered down version changes are a happenin’. Bill Belichick is the best of a conservative lot.” This was what I wrote in my last Super Bowl Commentary 3 years ago. This is no longer the case as Power Spread is used all across the NFL now. There’s going to be even more next year!

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The Final Frontier is at hand. No matter what happens in this game, the course of NFL football, and for that matter, all of Football, is about to change forever. Power Spread is here to stay and growing fast. The NFL was the last bastion, but they are finally adopting it as well. “Times they are a Changin.”

Get ready for the rest of Football History!
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One play in the 3rd Quarter of the Vikings Playoff Game epitomized the essence of Power Spread Football on the field in terms of Offensive Scheme. This kind of schematic idea or concept is where Kurt and I first started getting our “big” ideas about the new College Offenses sprouting up in the new millennium. We never liked the term “Spread” as it really didn’t describe the full effect of what was happening. Thus the term “Power Spread”.

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Wentz needs to be more cautious after injuryCarson Wentz's injury devastating...Early November:  I proposed that the Eagles could get to the Super Bowl without Carson Wentz. I wasn’t a big fan of Nick Foles, but it mattered not. Doug Pederson was the main reason for the Eagles resurgence, not Wentzylvania. As long as the Eagles had Pederson, they had a shot. Not only to get to SB 52…but to win it!

                              Somehow I made it out of Philly alive!

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Andy Reid is the resident “genius” in the NFL. No disrespect to Bill Belichick who’s widely recognized as the best coach in the NFL and one of the best of all time, but when the talk shifts to Scheme, there’s no one more highly regarded than Reid.

His longtime student is Doug Pederson. Pederson’s  ability to scheme on offense rivals that of his mentor. His ability as a Head Coach surprisingly may surpass that of Andy Reid or anyone in the NFL at the present moment.

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or are they?

tendency in football is an inclination toward a particular characteristic or type of behavior in any specific situation resulting in a series of actions or reactions that can be studied, analyzed and catalogued as Habit.  The game always exhibits general habits that shift over time depending on shifts in thinking. Most teams follow these patterns of play – more or less – again depending on time. In addition each Team has its own set of habits that again shift over time depending on staff and personnel.

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Now that Power Spread has found its way into the NFL, I will be taking a look at the NFL Playoffs from a PS Perspective  Read the rest of this entry »