Quote: there's another theory out there that just being the copycat is just good enough to get you beat.
if you want to win big, then come up with something different from the rest.
There is also the philosophy that says, "when the rules dictate that you pass, you pass."
Teams that win big are not reinventing the wheel. The closest thing to a team doing that was the Broncos last year. They won a playoff game ... then went home. Their passing game was just not potent enough to go up against the powerful Patriots. Their running game, good as it is, stood no chance.
Teams used t win with defense and a strong running game. I love that style of football. That's what I grew up on. Beat the other guy with your defense. Smash him in the mouth and make him beg for mercy with the running game. I love "beat down" football.
It doesn't win championships anymore though. The rules have changed. You can beat another team ..... but it's hard to beat the rules too.
-------------------- Welcome to the Browns Coach Pettine.