Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Jul 2012

The Air Raid Offense

Chris Brown drops something like 10,000 words on the history and evolution of the Air Raid offense. Be sure to pack a sack lunch.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 09 Jul 2012

11 comments, Last at 14 Jul 2012, 3:24pm by tuluse


by Raiderjoe :: Mon, 07/09/2012 - 2:39pm

Will reed later.

by Prophet of Joe(sephus) (not verified) :: Mon, 07/09/2012 - 8:18pm

He would weave reed into papyrus nad cerate writnig!

by LionInAZ :: Tue, 07/10/2012 - 10:24pm

This sounds like something that belongs on the History Channel.

We're talking about an offense used at BYU, Kentucky, Valdosta State, and Texas Tech. That's enough for me to consider it largely pointless.

by sjt (not verified) :: Tue, 07/10/2012 - 10:31pm

Wow. So in your mind anything historical or slightly niche is pointless? There's no point to learning either about the specifics of a given scheme or the broader process of how schemes are born and evolve over time?

by markus (not verified) :: Wed, 07/11/2012 - 5:52pm

Nobody's forcing you to read the article. And you'd be surprised how many people watch the History Channel. They're called "intelligent and well-informed."

by tuluse :: Wed, 07/11/2012 - 6:04pm

Maybe H2 these days. Their main channel is 25% aliens, 25% pawn shop shows, 25% ghosts, and 25% actual history and that might generous.

by chemical burn :: Thu, 07/12/2012 - 11:27am

yeah, but that show about pawn shop ghosts is pretty educational.

by Anonymoises Alou (not verified) :: Sat, 07/14/2012 - 5:57am

You forgot Hitler. Lots of Hitler.

by tuluse :: Sat, 07/14/2012 - 3:24pm

That's the old history channel. Hitler mostly comes up as a result of aliens or ghosts these days.

by Puddin' Patterson (not verified) :: Thu, 07/12/2012 - 7:45am

this article is in dire need of editing / proofreading.

by Roy Webb (not verified) :: Thu, 07/12/2012 - 4:58pm

Ignore the chatter -- this is a really good article, well worth the time investment. And for those who need contemporary relevance, it gives a good insight into West Virginia's offense, which is useful even for those of us who have seen the Air Raid in action at other Big 12 schools.