A film-room junkie says it's a waste of time to take a breather between plays
IN 17 YEARS AS A QB, I never once ran the no-huddle outside of the two-minute drill. Now around 25 teams are using it on a regular basis, or at least as an occasional change-up during games. If historical data were available, I'm sure this would be a record-breaking season for hurry-up offenses.
So why is this happening? The easy answer is that we're seeing unprecedented QB play across the league. There are fewer game managers playing the position than ever before, which is a big reason scoring is at an all-time high -- 47.6 points per game through Week 3. That's up 3.2 ppg from 2011, the biggest single-season jump since 1979. With Brady, Rodgers, the
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ESPN The Magazine: October 15, 2012