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Spread offense hurting QBs

As popularity of spread offense grows, the basic fundamentals seem to be fading

Originally Published: July 22, 2009
By Tom Luginbill | Scouts Inc.

As far back as I can remember, the foundation for quality quarterback play has been fundamental footwork and ballhandling in the three, five and seven-step passing games and the play-action scheme. It all started with these skills in terms of dropping from center, reading progressions and developing timing and anticipation.

I'm not so sure that is necessarily the case any longer. The spread offense, particularly the shotgun, has changed everything, from a fundamental standpoint, to such ...

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