MontanaHawk05 wrote:My take is that the Seahawks are becoming the first offense in the league that is neither a "run-first offense" nor a "pass-first offense" in the strict sense of either phrase. The best term I've heard so far for what we ARE becoming is yours, the "multiple offense".
Think about it--during USC's best years under Pete we had a mix of player styles and a balance of run and pass on offense.
RBs: Fargas, White, Bush, Dennis, Reed and others
WRs: Williams, Colbert, Smith, Jarrett
TEs: Holmes, Byrd and Davis
QBs: Palmer and Leinart
Those guys have had mixed success after college, but at the college level, that was a hell of a lot of offensive firepower. And we generally kept it pretty close to 50/50 run to pass.
I will not be surprised at all if the Hawks end up similarly.
Edit: I forgot to mention the Pistol/read option wrinkles, which can lead to either run or pass and make things even more confusing for defenses. Yeah, I'm liking this.