A common argument on this board seems to be whether we should stick with MANBALL, or do what fits our personel best? I see no reason why we cant combine the two by running formations that fit our personel, and schemes that fit our philosophy of Power Football.
Personally I would have us line up in shotgun a majority of the time. We are most dangerous when we have Devin lined up 5 yards behind center, plus we can still run a majority of our offense, including Power O.
- We can run single back power with a TE
- We can line up with an H-back and run regular power
- We can run inverted veer (same blocking scheme as power)
- We can also run QB/RB counter (same blocking scheme as power but with G and T, or G and H pulling)
We can also still run our other main running plays such as Inside Zone Read, Outside Zone, and QB draw.
Just the threat of Devin running the football while in the shotgun should help open up creases for our RB's and make life a little easier on our O-Line. This may limit the success of play action passes, but I wouldnt have any problem with occasionally going under center or pistol to add some variety to our offense. To me this is the best way to take advantage of our personel and still be a power football team.