Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
I wouldn't love it, but with Reid as the coach, Barkley would work.
I've said for awhile that Barkley's going to be a solid QB in this league but he will absolutely have to go to a WCO. Well Reid's his guy then.
On the other hand, Reid has generally favored a more aggressive WCO; it uses the hitches, outs, etc... to utilize all 4 intermediate zones, but he also likes to push the ball upfield to keep defenders honest.
To my eyes, he's the most aggressive of the WCO practitioners. Can Barkley really thrive if Reid is trying to push the ball downfield? Oh, and can we really use 1.1 on a guy who's shoulder may/may not be sound?
Barkley is a sensible option, but certainly not my favorite.
I think you're on top of it. He runs a WCO based system, but most definitely wants to stretch the defense often. I don't see Barkley as a fit at all personally. But what do I know right? I'd still take Geno #1.