The Top Five NFL Passing Offenses
2010 will be the year of the long ball.
Teams such as New England, Houston, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Green Bay, San Diego and Pittsburgh all boast an extremely talented pass attack.
The question is, where will they rank in 2010?
These are the top 5 pass attacks for 2010.
#5 Houston Texans
This was the top NFL passing offense in 2009.
So why not again in 2010?
Behind the control of Matt Schaub at quarterback the 2010 Texans will be to predictable.
If you take away Andre Johnson, the top NFL receiver in 2009, the texans do not have any other consistent receiver threat.
In fact, the Texans did not have another wide receiver in the top 60 in passing yards nor receptions.
Despite this fact they will still dominate in 2010 and will be a well rounded offense.
As far as passing is concerned if Andre Johnson goes down, Texans fans should worry!
#4 New Orleans Saints
In 2009 the New Orleans Saints did not have a receiver in the top 10 or even the top 15, but they must have been doing something right to win the Super Bowl.
The wide receiver core is led by the extremely talented Marques Colston and highlighted by Devery Henderson.
The most essential piece to this puzzle under center, Drew Brees.
While passing for over 4,300 yards in 2009 he capped his MVP performance with a 109.6 passer rating that topped all other NFL quarterbacks.
This may be an extremely skilled offense but it will not be the top NFL passing offense in 2010.
#3 Indianapolis Colts
Without a doubt, Peyton Manning is the greatest quarterback to step on the field in this modern era of NFL football.
His distinct at the line play calling and amazing accuracy and ability to throw the ball down field makes one question arise, is the offense's success solely because of Peyton?
The answer to that question is clearly no.
Reggie Wayne is one of the NFL's elite receivers and after the 100 receptions and over 1200 receiving yards in 2009 its hard to say he wouldn't do that on another team.
Indianapolis' offense also has the NFL's top tight end, Dallas Clark. A player who has incredible speed and strength.
This is an extremely talented team but still not good enough to be the top passing offense in 2010.
#2 Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers were amazing to say the least in 2009.
With another year of maturity under quarterback Aaron Rogers' belt will only bring more success.
Aaron Rogers put a cork in the mouth of any naysayers in 2009 when he passed for more than 4400 yards and was a top 5 quarterback in almost all of the major statistics.
Not to forget that this team has two top notch wide receivers in Greg Jennings and Donald Driver both of which were 1000 yard receivers in 2009.
And when that was just not enough they add in yet another key player at tight end with Jerimichael Finley who looks to show the rest of the NFL why his team is the NFC's top passing attack.
#1 New England patriots
A healthy team in 2010 only means one thing.
Yet another Vince Lombardy Trophy for the New England Patriots.
Led by Tom Brady the New England offense has not had any other choice but to be a pass oriented.
2010 will bring some change to the normal play calling of offensive genius Bill Belichick because of the serious depth at running back.
Reguardless of that, the passing game will only be better in 2010.
A core of receivers led by veteran Randy Moss and the return of an injured Wes Welker should only make defenses cry.
Both Welker and Moss were in the top 5 in receiving yard and to top it off Welker led the NFL is receptions.
To accent the receiving core is an amazing clone of Wes Welker known as Julian Edelman.
This young kid has shown nothing but improvement and has made his push to become a starter on such an elite crew.
Tight end seemed like it was going to be a bigger problem than what it really is.
The off season brought veteran Alge Crumpler and rookie Rob Gronkowski. A correctly devised mix of the two should only equate to great things.
If everyone on this team stays healthy in 2010 there is no doubt that they will make a Super Bowl run come February.