John Harbaugh: Kliff Kingsbury’s offense is not that new
Kliff Kingsbury’s “Air Raid” offensive scheme was supposed to bring something new to the NFL, but according to one rival coach, he’s seen most of it before.
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh faces Kingsbury’s Arizona Cardinals this weekend. Harbaugh shared some interesting thoughts on Kingsbury’s offense — namely that much of it has been run in the NFL before and isn’t really groundbreaking.
John Harbaugh with interesting answer about Kingsbury's offense: “A lot of those plays have been run. There’s nothing really new in football. When you say ‘revolutionary,’ it kind of revolves back in a sense. That’s the difference between revolution and evolution, right?"
— scott bordow (@sbordow) September 11, 2019
Passing offenses have taken over the NFL in recent years. Quarterbacks often line up in the shotgun often, and quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes come from collegiate Air Raid systems.
Kingsbury’s offense certainly didn’t look like all that much for the first three quarters against the Detroit Lions before it came alive late. The Ravens will provide a tougher test.