Lombardi: The spread is here to stay

Newton, Tebow prove spread option will work in the NFL

But in reality, few run the spread with the quarterback being a major ball carrier like they do in Denver, Carolina and to some extent Philadelphia. That added dimension is something I could see becoming a new trend in the league…I hate hearing the rhetoric that defenses will catch up to Newton or Tebow. They won’t, because their speed makes the plays effective…The Broncos tried running a conventional offense with Kyle Orton and it failed…The spread is here to stay. GMs and coaches must embrace it. In fact, both Denver and Carolina need to acquire backup quarterbacks who can play a similar style to Newton and Tebow so they don’t have to change their offense should either QB miss a play or a game.

Of course, some guy named Ted Bartlett has been saying this for years...

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