Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 1/28/12

CHARLOTTE, NC - JANUARY 10: John Fox Head Coach of the Carolina Panthers looks on during the game against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFC Divisional Playoff Game on January 10, 2009 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
“Conventional knowledge” has always said that the spread offenses featured in the college game would never work in the NFL. However, the Denver Broncos, under Coach John Fox, proved different this year. The Broncos adopted the new system to better compliment quarterback Tim Tebow and ended up winning the AFC West and upsetting the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wildcard round of the playoffs this year. Make no mistake, there are other teams in the NFL that could excel by utilizing this new trend of offense, especially teams with quarterbacks that have had trouble adapting to the pro-style. Here are some teams that would not surprise anyone if they used this new offense in 2012. Carolina Panthers Cam Newton greatly excelled in college and junior college running this scheme, and since he has already established himself as a threat both throwing and running the ball teams would be put into a sticky situation trying to defend him.  Compliment that with the one-two punch of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Joseph running the ball and Steve Smith outside could be lethal.  One catch here is that they are a fan of the two tight end sets with Jeremy Shockey and Greg Olsen, so the [...]
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