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Old 01-30-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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I pretty much would like to see more traditonal type of fullbacks that can run and catch, not just lead block.
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:18 PM
 
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I pretty much would like to see more traditonal type of fullbacks that can run and catch, not just lead block.
Evidently though most people disagree, as they voted a one-dimensional player like Felton into the pro bowl over Young.

I'm also wondering that if the Niners win and we see a renaissance of unorthodox/college-like offenses in the NFl, maybe we might see some shorter, more athletic tight ends moving into the backfield and playing fullback.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:35 PM
 
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Personally, if I was an NFL offensive coordinator, I doubt I would carry a true FB on my roster. Its just not worth the roster spot.

What I would do is build an offense much like Josh McDaniels has run since 2005. Lots of 12 and 13 personnel in singleback and shotgun sets, with a bigger converted halfback for the rare two back sets. For goalline/jumbo sets I'd sub in an extra TE or maybe even LB, OL or DL.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:37 PM
 
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I'm also wondering that if the Niners win and we see a renaissance of unorthodox/college-like offenses in the NFl, maybe we might see some shorter, more athletic tight ends moving into the backfield and playing fullback.
Doubt it.

This read-option thing is a fad, much like the Run n' Shoot offense was back in the early 90's. NFL defensive coordinators will figure out how to shut it down, and we'll be right back to more conventional offenses.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:06 PM
 
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Doubt it.

This read-option thing is a fad, much like the Run n' Shoot offense was back in the early 90's. NFL defensive coordinators will figure out how to shut it down, and we'll be right back to more conventional offenses.
Except nobody won a championship with the Run n' shoot, and that's exactly what the 49ers stand a very good chance to do on Sunday. Remember, the 3-4 defense and the forward pass started out as "gimmicks" too.
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:17 PM
 
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Except nobody won a championship with the Run n' shoot, and that's exactly what the 49ers stand a very good chance to do on Sunday. Remember, the 3-4 defense and the forward pass started out as "gimmicks" too.
The 49'ers don't use a Run n' Shoot though. They use a West Coast Offense that incorporated a bunch of Read-Option pieces when Kaepernick replaced Alex Smith. Nobody uses the Run n' Shoot anymore, though some of the concepts are still active.

Also, the Read-Option is not new. It's been around for awhile. It's just starting to gain some footing in the pro game.
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