Balanced offense is not something that exists on either of those teams. And probably won't with us in '09.
Couple that with the fact that both of those offenses have managed to put plenty of points on the board, and I think that both Haley and Pioli are sold on the spread.
I'm right with you in wanting a balanced offense, as teams that are unable to run the ball in running situations create a big obstacle for themselves to try and overcome.
But I am preparing myself for a few seasons of the spread offense.
I think there should be a competition. Thiggy earned atleast a competition this year.
as long as we are comparing stats look at the last 10 games of 2008
thigpen 2216 yds pass 16tds 8 int, 325 yds rush 2tds 84.14 rating
cassel 2598 yds pass 15tds 7int, 211 yds rush 2 tds 91.01 rating
not a huge difference considering the pats advantage in quality players , receivers and coaching....i don't know if that is worth a 2nd round pick for the differnce.