Originally Posted by Sorter
GB runs a WCO SPREAD!!!! You can run a spread, WCO. While the WCO has some staples typically in a power run game and a short, horizontal passing philosophy, a WCO is called differentiated primarily now due to the terminology.
Did you read the article? Gruden has been studying high school and college offenses, primarily the Oregon offense which is a spread option. He spent a week with Kelly doing a deep dive on the scheme and almost agreed to even coordinate the Oregon offense, an offense that I can guarantee you would not use Gruden's WCO terminology. He spoke about how the game is changing and seems to understand that this is becoming an increasingly QB driven league.
Unlike a lot of NFL coaches, Gruden had time to study up on a different offensive approach and many speculate that he was really trying to learn a more college-oriented offense in an effort to coach at the NCAA level. Maybe he still plans to.
Again, I don't think anybody can guarantee what offense he's going to run. He sounds very intrigued by a more college style spread option offense and wouldn't be surprised if he borrowed not just lightly but heavily from a college-oriented scheme.