After watching a lot of CFL and NFL over the weekend (and for years) I wonder why the CFL doesn’t play more with the QB under centre. Certainly the NFL uses it a lot along with the shot gun. The CFL uses the gun exclusively except in goal line or needing less than a yard.
Under the centre gives defenses a whole other formation to plan for. Gives the offense more quick slants that don’t require the long snap (sometimes remarkably soft and sloooow snaps) and helps the run game by giving the back a running start and certainly can help the play action throw.
Basically the CFL runs very very similar almost identical offenses. I think some team should adopt a full package of under centre play again. And yes I remember Kelly in Winnipeg use of it a decade ago. That's not what he failed at. And I don’t really want to debate CFL is better than the NFL by those that don’t watch both leagues please.
OC's use what they figure will work. As soon as any team tries anything and it works, all teams use it. Same with the hybrid LB. As soon as teams started using a converted DB at LB all teams did it. I think one reason its used more in Canadian football is because the field is wider. Less players in the box.
Well the guys running the 9 shows have well over 30 years each invested in the game. Some 40, 50, years.
But I too would like to see more variation. As sth mentioned its a copycat sport. Nobody will try things until someone else tries it with success. Just seems strange that the NFL uses it 50% of the time and we never see it up here.
And I'm not suggesting using it all the time. Just a variation package.