Spread Offense Is A Disease
The spread offense is a disease from the devil when it comes to a quarterback gmaking the jump from college to the pros. Well, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post it is.
How can something so wonderful in college suddenly become so awful in the pros?
When it comes to making the leap from college to the NFL, the spread offense may as well be the disease of the devil for the likes of the Broncos' Tim Tebow, Auburn's Cam Newton and Missouri's Blaine Gabbert.
"They're talented, no one questions their ability. (But) the learning curve coming into our league can't be downplayed," said Mike Holmgren, the former quarterback coaching guru of Brett Favre who now heads the Cleveland Browns' front office.
Playing in the spread offense helped Tebow and Newton win big in college. But Tebow fell near the end of the first round of the 2010 draft before Denver moved up to get the former Florida star and Newton's stock is equally unpredictable this year.
Some of you might point out Rodgers not starting for his first few seasons. Fair point. But what about Sam Bradford? He played quarterback in a spread offense in college. He was the number one overall draft pick by a team with a terrible offensive line. He was outstanding in his rookie year.