Originally Posted by Double Barrel
It does make you wonder if McNair is looking in the NFL's rear-view mirror to emulate previous successful dynasties too much. He might be lacking the vision to see big picture evolution in the NFL, much to the detriment of required deviation that continuous success demands.
"Old school" coaches like Belichick see the evolution and adapt accordingly. His team is winning games today in a much different way than they were winning games in 2002. Rule changes and player evolution is changing the game. Young head coaches like Jim Harbaugh are dynamic because they understand the on-going evolution. Adapt or go extinct.
The NFL is clearly morphing into a very offense-friendly league. Hopefully the Texans can keep up.
You mention Jim Harbaugh and Bill Belichick...nothing in those teams seem stuck in "systems". We seem a slave to our system while other teams build systems around their talent. Hell, for an offensive guru, Kubiak can't even run a hurry up offense. While we patiently wait for things to come our way via patience, guys like Andre Johnson are at the end of their careers.
Originally Posted by Dread-Head
The Buffalo Bills were renoun for their hurry up offense in the 80s as were the Broncos. Q: How many Superbowls did the Bills and Broncos win in the 80s? Each had four trips, but how many did they win?
30 other teams didn't make the Championship games in those 8 years. Sure, zero SB wins but 8 years times 30 teams = there were 240 other missed opportunities for the other NFL teams. Tons of innovation from those Bills teams are still used today. Broncos couldn't win a SB without Elway. Didn't before, haven't since.