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Four defenders surrounding one guy... why won't this work again?
Just because we haven’t seen it [recently], doesn’t mean it can’t work.
Just because it could be stopped, via scheme or injury, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be used while it isn’t.
Just because it forces the offensive coordinator to dust off his copy of The Delaware Wing T for High School Success videos doesn’t mean that it can’t work (remember, the Spread, uh, spread, from college and high school to the pros).
Just because people think—but have no stats or evidence to back up the claim—that running this offense puts Tebow in more danger (when, in actuality, it may limit his defenseless contacts), doesn’t mean that they are right.
Just because it is a passing league now doesn’t mean that it always was…and just because it is a passing league now doesn’t mean that the wisest course of action is to play directly the type of defense everyone wants you to.
Sometimes, like corduroy, acid-washed jeans, Members Only jackets, bell bottoms, top hats or grey flannel suits, if you just wait long enough, anything can come back into style.
And wouldn’t it be cool to be the one who brings it back?
(I’m wearing acid-washed, corduroy bell bottoms right now!)
(What am I saying?! This is a blog. I’m only wearing my underwear.)
(And a top hat.)