Breaking down the Air Raid Offense

Breaking down the Air Raid Offense based on SB Nation's Q&A with Air Raid coach.

Today we are going to break down the Air Raid offense based on SB Nation's Q&A with Air Raid coach. Coach Ron Mckie Jr. is the Offensive Coordinator and QB Coach at Crestwood High School and runs an Air Raid offense. He answered some questions on the Air Raid offense, I'm going to see how they might apply to Kingsbury's new offense. 

1. The slot WRs make the offense go and you want the ball going to them all the time.

2. The offense is all about spreading the ball around to your play makers. That’s why the offense always has success.

3. Coach Kingsbury tries different things more so than other air raid coaches. He'll tweak those base concepts to fit his offense ore effectively. Texas Tech's offense put up huge numbers every single year. 

4. Air Raid offense should allow players a little more freedom in adjusting their routes during the play.

5. Having a mobile quarterback is every defensive coordinators worst nightmare. Especially one who can throw and run.

6. You can now go empty formations (no RB) and still have a running game because your QB is a threat to run the ball.

7. Air Raid could help the OLine - Coach said this,

 "The Air Raid was originally designed for lesser talented teams to compete with the big boys. That’s why you see the Air Raid teams with the massive line splits and deep alignments off the ball. This is by design so that the defense has more ground to cover - giving the QB and the OL more time to make their decisions."

How do you think the think Kingsbury's version of the Air Raid will fare in the NFL? How dangerous could this offense possibly be? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below and make sure to follow me on Twitter @TylerJaggi

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jecarz22
jecarz22

I’m excited to see how well it does in the nfl