@Texas-Hawk-10 @DoubleDD I am late getting back to this. It is a good point made regarding the offensive line. Power blocking is different than finesse blocking. What I mean is that if you have a lighter offensive line – meaning you don’t have the run blocking “road graters” as they are referred to – you get your offensive line mobile to block. You pull, you trap, you cross, you get the smaller guys doing something other than power blocking. Pass blocking is much different than run blocking (which is a different topic that power vs. finesse, but is linked because power running is usually best with bigger o-lines). Different skill set. Different footwork. But if … and I say “if” … you have size issues, you can scheme your runs in a way to capitalize on the attributes of your line.
We may actually be one player away. The stud quarterback. But we haven’t had one since Reesing, and if we get one, then we’re just an injury away from having none. Beatty hasn’t landed one. I have no hope there.
You did not suggest a reason why going with an offense that 95% of teams don’t run wouldn’t be advantageous. It’s because it is advantageous. Of course, against top teams it won’t matter. But controlling the clock, keeping other offenses off the field, and making them prep for something they rarely see is a tried and true football formula.