Originally Posted by Canofbier
Could you please elaborate on this? I don't disagree (honestly), but I'd like to hear why you believe this. What is "Reid's Offense", and what are the attributes of Geno, Wilson and Barkley that specifically help or hinder them within Reid's system?
Reid's WCO is one that utilizes more vertical routes (go routes and posts, double moves, sluggos, etc) than most WCOs in terms of frequency (McCarthy's WCO is fairly similar now. They both love the PA inside zone with the Z running the post in base personnel. Look at Jordy Nelson's highlights from last year). Reid's also stressed an importance (but possibly due to the QBs he's had) on mobility and utilizing boots, PA off the stretch play (Reid utilizes a ZB system for the run game).
Because of Geno's quickness (but not pure speed), he utilizes/sells the stretch/bootleg on PA better than Wilson or the other prospects.
Wilson is a good fit for this WCO variant bc he's got solid accuracy down the field and is fairly athletic himself.
Barkley appears to be the worst fit for Reids WCO and ironically the best fit for a traditional WCO (ala the Browns recently, 49ers with Alex Smith and previously, etc) as his weaknesses are arm strength and mobility/quickness.