OK, this is actually a serious query. I hear a lot about RR's offense and playing in space. He wants to put players in space, or get players in space, etc etc. Ok, that makes sense, but doesn't it make sense to every offensive scheme? I mean, is there any offense that does not want its players to get or be open? Doesn't every offense want favorable matchups? No offense wants to put a slow weak guy up against a fast strong guy, after all.
So, how is RR's spread offense any different from any other offense, spread or not? Is it just FORMATIONS? Yeah, its a serious question. I do not understand. I played some high school football, but we ran the UM option offense copied straight out of Bo's playbook. (For some reason, that did not result in me becoming an expert in all offenses.) (I should admit I never started a game and was slow and weak.) And, is there actually an anti-spread offense? I guess you'd call it a "bunched up offense", or a compacted offense? I mean, that would seem to make sense. (yeah, i know...goal line offense yada yada yada)
Now, I am not asking for a highly technical, 1,000 page dissertation--just a reasonable and simple explanation. I also expect some humorous sarcasm and vitrolic insults--which is acceptable as long as it is done in good taste, mind you.
You may start......now.