July 20th, 2011 03:17 PM║ Posted By: John Pennington ║ Permalink
║ Schools: Florida
Tags: Charlie Weis, During Tom Brady, New England, NFL
There’s a lot of hope in Gainesville these days that Will Muschamp and Charlie Weis can turn things around quickly (from last year’s 5-loss campaign). Former NFL quarterback and current ESPN analyst Brian Griese doesn’t see that happening:
“This is not going to be a quick fix. This is going to be a transition. Charlie Weis brings in a pro-style system but he has spread-style athletes. Two running backs: 5-8, 180 pounds, that’s not a pro running back. Those guys are very talented on the outside but that’s not a way to make a living in the SEC running the football. John Brantley’s gonna have a lot of pressure on him next year to throw the football almost exclusively.”
As we have noted previously, we expect Weis to take some pressure off of Brantley by using Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey as he used smaller backs and receivers with the Patriots and Chiefs of the NFL. During Tom Brady’s first year as New England’s starter — and during last season with the Matt Cassell of Kansas City — Weis used trick, gimmick and gadget plays to keep defenses off balance.
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