Originally Posted by 100027
I think we're getting ahead of ourselves here. Teams like Seattle and San Fran are top teams, and they're at their best when they rely heavily on their feature backs. Minnesota just rode a RB into the playoffs. Many teams have gotten away from it, but these things are cyclical and I'm sure the feature back will return in the next decade.
Look at your last line. A decade.
You are right, it is cyclical, and the time may come where the talent level comes back, and maybe some rule tweaks, etc, but for right now, it is a passing league by a WIDE margin.
Again, to look at a team like Baltimore and Pittsburgh go out and have guys throwin 50+ times, that's just insane.
Every week we have 400, 350 yard passers, and that's even in losses. It's one thing to have the Peyton's and Brady's and Brees' of the world throw for 400 in wins, but when Ben throws for 400 in a loss, or Eli 350 in a loss, etc, those are traditional running driven franchises. They have trophies based on running backs. And now they run a form of the run and shoot.
The drop off is going to grow too. Week by week we're going to see more and more passing, league wide. As you said, it may be a decade before we see multiple teams runnin the ball like the 90's and only 2-3 QB's putting up nintendo numbers, rather than the 20+ we're about to see this year.