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It's going to be a lot of hours. It's just what it is. But it's exciting to be able to learn a new system. It's a system that I can kind of take back to my college days -- a spread system, a shotgun-oriented system. Throwing the ball for a high percentage and just getting the ball to the receivers. I can lean back on my four years at Purdue.
It's interesting that that McDaniels is bringing the shotgun spread, yet he found in neccessary to trade up and grab a 2nd blocking tight end. Just seems like an odd fit.
Keep in mind the "wide open" version of the Erhardt-Perkins is just that, a version. Look at the Patriots a few years ago, they ran a much different balance of formations than the Air Brady attack of 2007.
I think we'll see a lot of the 2TE, single back set. In fact, I think it will be pretty much one of our base formations along with the 3WR spread look.
One last thing - Quinn caught the ball a lot better in workouts than people anticipated. He wasn't used in that role at NC, which isn't the same as not being able to do it. If he can bring a reliable set of hands to go with his blocking, the 2TE look with him and Graham will be tough to defend against.
Yeah, there is definately a differnce between not being able to catch the ball and just not being used in the role. But there is also a difference between catching the ball in workouts and in games. I like the idea of Quinn, but I just don't have too high of expectations for him.
I guess McDaniels might be implementing the older patriots offense with Graham and Watson. I have high hopes for the offense in general.
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Originally posted by BaLLiN72
i wish NFLDC had something like "wall to wall" where we could see Brodeur and Job's conversations.